Mozambique: South Africa’s Sasol invests in seismic surveys in Inhambane

3 June 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 June – South African petrochemical company Sasol is carrying out seismic surveys to get an update of the potentially available natural gas and improve its tapping of the reserves at Pande and Temane, in Mozmabique’s Inhambane province, the company’s director for Mozambique said.

Mateus Zimba said that the surveys aimed to ensure that the existing quantities of gas were managed in a sustainable and economic way.

For that purpose Sasol is investing over US$130 million to improve its gas production capacity, which could increase from 120 million gigajoules per year to 183 million gigajoules per year.

Natural gas production in Inhambane province could increase by around 63 million gigajoules per year over the next eight years, of the seismic surveys currently underway confirm expectations.

Zimba also said that the company would continue to involve the communities of the nine districts of the three provinces, namely Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane, through which the gas pipeline passes, in protecting the project. (macauhub)