Mozambique: LPG production starts in 2009

11 August 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 Aug – Mozambique will begin production of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) next year when gas from the Temane field begins to be processed, the Noticias newspaper has reported.

Production of natural gas, aimed to reduce Mozambique’s dependency on energy imports, will be undertaken by Petromoc in partnership with Sasol of South Africa, which is developing gas fields in Temane and Pande in the province of Inhambane.

Some 6,000 tons of gas will be produced in an initial phase of the undertaking, which has a capacity of 35,000 tons – or more than double the 14,000 tons currently imported by Mozambique.

Petromoc board member Casimiro Francisco said the 6,000 tons annual production could be quickly boosted with more investment, declining to reveal how much is being spent on the basis the project is a joint venture with Sasol, which has yet to calculate its outlay. (macauhub)