The Middle East and Africa’s dependence on LNG imports is set to increase in the coming years, partly driven by greater use of gas in the power sector.
Other factors are also favouring floating import solutions. Countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast are opting for FSRUs because their limited demand for the fuel does not justify land-based terminals, while others like Egypt do not perceive LNG as a long-term solution because they see domestic gas output rising in the medium term. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates has favoured FSRUs over land-based terminals as they are more suited to the summer demand needs of individual emirates.
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