S. Africa Awaits Shale Gas Assessment Outcome
Source: Oil Price, Charles Kennedy (9/8/11)
"South Africa's Department of Energy Deputy Director says the nation has very limited gas reserves."
As South Africa has very limited natural gas reserves, the country's Department of Energy is awaiting the outcome of an assessment of the nation's shale gas potential.
South Africa's Department of Energy Deputy Director General for Hydrocarbon Tseliso Maqubela said at the 4th annual Natural Gas Conference, "The truth that we have to face and effectively deal with is that South Africa has very limited gas reserves. We are awaiting the outcome of the assessment of the shale gas potential, which is currently estimated to be around 485 trillion cubic feet. There are also projects afoot to explore the potential of importing natural gas both as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) to meet our country's energy demands," BuaNews news agency reported. . .View full article