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Burkina Faso hopes for power boost from LNG deal

The agreement to import gas from Equatorial Guinea is intended to spur power plant development The agreement to import gas from Equatorial Guinea is intended to spur power plant development.
By Miriam Malek 13 October 2017 0 27954
The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Burkina Faso has a power connection with Ivory Coast. (USAID)

Burkina Faso is pushing forward with plans to reform its energy sector in a bid to attract international investors. The government hopes a recently signed deal with Equatorial Guinea for gas supplies will boost interest in its plans.

The government hopes to receive proposals to build new power plants – including gas-fired facilities – once its grid has been renovated, Cheick Fantamady Kanté, Burkino Faso country manager for the World Bank, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

Burkina Faso announced in September that it had signed a memorandum...