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Ivory Coast’s gas ambitions on the rise

The West African nation is taking steps to boost its gas-fired power capacity and has appointed a new energy minister The West African nation is taking steps to boost its gas-fired power capacity and has appointed a new energy minister.
By Felix Janvrin 16 January 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 33838
Inspection work at the Azito power plant. (USAID)

A change of personnel at Ivory Coast’s energy ministry and the greenlighting of two gas-to-power projects suggest a long-running impasse over tariffs for a proposed LNG terminal in the country will be resolved this year.

Ivory Coast’s cabinet announced in mid-December that it had entered into a public-private partnership with Ciprel – a local subsidiary of France’s Eranove, an Africa-focused energy investment group – to design, build and operate a new power station near Abidjan. Construction on the CFA 248 billion ($430 million) Atinkou power...