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Africa must have clear plan for using its gas reserves

It is vital that Africa has a clear and cohesive vision in place for how it plans to use its gas reserves, says New Partnership for Africa's Development Business Foundation senior project manager John Rocha.

Speaking at the Africa Gas Forum, on Monday, he pointed out that African countries have proven natural gas reserves of around 503 trillion cubic feet, while African gas consumption is set to rise by 3.1% a year, or a combined 150 billion cubic metres, up to 2022.

Engineering News, 18 February 2019

Analysing South Africa’s gas landscape

The South African gas industry, including distribution by pipeline; with domestic consumption of 4.5 billion cubic metres in 2017, natural gas currently constitutes little more than 3.2% of the nation's primary energy supply. 

Research and Markets cited recent statistics, which indicate that the consumption of natural gas in the country contracted by 2.3% year-on-year in 2017.

ESI Africa, 22 February 2019

Pipeline to export Ethiopian gas to Red Sea state

In east Africa, Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a deal to build a pipeline to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in the Red Sea state.

Ethiopia found extensive gas deposits in its eastern Ogaden Basin decades ago, reports This Day.

China's POLY-GCL Petroleum Investments has been developing the Calub and Hilala fields there since signing a production sharing deal with Ethiopia in 2013.

ESI Africa, 22 February 2019

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