Gas set to shine as African nations wake up to potential


The Cinderella of energy, natural gas, is at last taking to the stage across Africa as countries embrace it as a cheap source of energy.

By 2017 Africa had proven natural gas reserves of 503.3 trillion cubic feet, according to the International Energy Agency. Until recently however, it was oil that was the focus of energy developers.Where gas was found in quantity such as West Africa, it was largely flared off as waste.

“Gas flaring has resulted, and continues to result, in the burning of huge amount of resources across Africa,” NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group in Equatorial Guinea and author of Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, tells The National

Source: Gas set to shine as African nations wake up to potential – The National