Hitting the gas in South Africa

Seeing is believing. I have seen so many plans for LNG in South Africa come to nothing that I take any further announcement with a boatload of salt. Coega is not exactly the best place for landing LNG either. It’s far from the big consumption centers. Richards Bay would be a much better destination as there is already a pipeline spur coming down from Gauteng. This could be flow reversed and potentially upgraded. Also, there would be lots of native LNG demand in the port of Richards Bay as some very big industries are located there. But whatever it is – first we need to see action not the next hollow announcement. Will be curious to see how the developer deals with the country’s cumbersome affirmative action policies.


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