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LNG bunkering sector could spread to South Africa

South Africa’s position at a concentration point for marine traffic could provide investors with an opportunity to install LNG bunkering to serve ships bound for Europe South Africa’s position at a concentration point for marine traffic could provide investors with an opportunity to install LNG bunkering to serve ships bound for Europe.
By Miriam Malek 13 February 2017 0 23955
LNG bunkering in Rostock. Facilities in Africa could fill customer’s tanks before they enter ECAs. (Gazprom)

Three companies, including Wärtsilä, are actively looking at the potential for LNG as a transport fuel both on land and for bunkering in South Africa. This could see LNG bunkering facilities built that will cater primarily to European customers, who must comply with marine emissions legislation.

"I think South Africa is even better placed than Nigeria, as all the traffic from east to west is really concentrated at the tip of South Africa," Wayne Glossop, business development manager at Wärtsilä, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily. "We...