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Policy & Regulation

Will US LNG prosper under Prosper Africa?

US LNG could make its way to Africa if companies can help move sub-Saharan Africa beyond its LNG import impasse US LNG could make its way to Africa if companies can help move sub-Saharan Africa beyond its LNG import impasse.
By Leigh Elston 11 July 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 34386
The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan in Ivory Coast. (USAID)

The key issue: The US launched its Prosper Africa initiative at the Corporate Council on Africa’s US-Africa Business Summit in Maputo in June. The inter-agency programme plans to double US-Africa trade in five years by providing technical help to US businesses in the region.

Interfax analysis: The US LNG sector could be one of the industries to benefit from the Prosper Africa scheme, which aims to help companies navigate the complex regulatory and bureaucratic channels that can stymie the development of first-of-their-kind projects in...