Policy & Regulation

With neighbours like these, who needs IOCs?

A regional gas committee should ensure the SADC’s gas resources benefit all countries in the region – or at least South Africa A regional gas committee should ensure the SADC’s gas resources benefit all countries in the region – or at least South Africa.
By The Wildcat 25 August 2017 0 27338
A Sasol gas processing facility in Mozambique. (Interfax)

IOCs may be planning to export huge gas reserves in Mozambique and Tanzania to high-paying customers in the Far East, but South African President Jacob Zuma has other plans.

Zuma told leaders at the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC’s) latest summit that gas discovered in member countries should be exploited, first and foremost, for the benefit of the region. To that end he proposed establishing an “Inter-state Natural Gas Committee” to share expertise on regional gas development, prepare for the wider gas economy,...