South Africa is all set to boost its natural gas capacity by 2030

South Africa is all set to boost its natural gas capacity by 2030

According to Research And Markets, the utilization of natural gas in South Africa shrinked by 2.3 per cent year-on-year in 2017.

 

South Africa’s natural gas comprises more than 3.2 per cent of the nation's primary energy supply.

 

The gas forms an significant part of the country's future energy mix. 

In terms of the new Integrated Resources Plan, the installed capacity of natural gas is anticipated to rise to 11,930MW, or 16 per cent of entire installed capacity, by 2030.

 

With the reduction of South Africa's offshore F-A field and South Coast Complex fields, which supplied local natural gas to PetroSA's Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) plant in Mossel Bay, the country remains largely dependent on imported natural gas from Mozambique.

Ibhubesi, off the coast of the Northern Cape, is South Africa's largest proven natural gas field with an estimated 540 bcf of retrieveable reserves and is expected to start producing gas commercially by 2020.

 

South Africa's onshore natural gas and helium reserves are in Virginia in the Free State. 

 

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