Limited gas exploration affects South Africa’s energy mix

Limited gas exploration affects South Africa’s energy mix

NIALL KRAMER The gas industry has the potential to grow and catalytically influence our economy

27th July 2018


Gas could soon become an important element in the South African energy mix, despite the amount of gas used currently being very low, with limited imports and exploration activities, says South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) CEO Niall Kramer.

South Africa’s gas use is about 3% of our total energy mix, while the global number is about 20%; however, South Africa is potentially sitting on large reserves of gas onshore, in the Karoo, and offshore, which are not yet explored, owing to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) amendment that is yet to be finalised by government.”

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