South Africa’s Eskom considers importing ages from Mozambique

27 March 2015

South African company Eskom is considering importing gas from Mozambique, the company’s chairman, Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday at a meeting with parliamentarians in Cape Town.

According to financial news agency Bloomberg the possibility of importing natural gas from Mozambique is part of the company’s strategy to diversify sources of power, mainly looking for longer-term contracts, said the president of the company, which is faced with frequent power cuts in South Africa.

With a potential for exploration of about 200 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the project led by US company Anadarko and Italy’s Eni may place Mozambique among the largest exporters of liquid natural gas (LNG) in the world, with the deadline for the start of commercial operation set by companies and the government for 2018. (macauhub/MZ)