1 Representing the cleanest and most widely available fossil fuel in Africa, the continent has more than 620 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of proven gas reserves, with new exploration campaigns scheduled to double this figure: monetization and utilization of gas will enable Africa to make history out of energy poverty by 2030.
2 In addition to opportunities for power generation, gas represents the ideal resource to power industries and homes, providing heat and clean solutions for cooking.
3 At a time when more than 900 million people lack access to clean cooking solutions in Africa, it is essential to strengthen the supply and distribution of products such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
6 Avedia Gas has played and continues to play an important role in strengthening the supply of LPG in the southern African market, improving access to clean cooking and improving the processing and handling of LPG in South Africa.
7 Since its establishment, the company has developed bulk handling and import facilities, serving as one of the main LPG suppliers in the country.
8 The company is focused on further expanding the national and regional LPG market, with AEW 2022 representing the ideal platform to secure new partnerships and agreements that will allow it to achieve its growth goals.
9 For Africa, strengthening the LPG market in 2022 is key.
10 Large-scale exploration and production projects are currently underway across the continent offering the opportunity for local people to benefit from both energy and cooking solutions.
11 In Africa, projects such as the 15 tcf development of Greater Tortue Ahmeyim in Senegal and Mauritania, the first phase of which is scheduled to come online in 2023; Equatorial Guinea‘s 3.7 million tonne per year (mtpa) Punta Europa liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, which aims to enhance intra-African gas trade; and the 171mfd Sankofa Gas Project in Ghana is set to bring new supplies online.
12 Meanwhile, in southern Africa specifically, more than 100 tcf of reserves in Mozambique; 11 tcf in Angola; and possibly 20 tcf in Zimbabwe are set to transform the market, with the regional LPG sector set to witness a boom of its own.
13 Meanwhile, new gas infrastructure developments aim to significantly improve intra-African gas trade, allowing domestic markets across the continent to benefit from improved natural gas supply.
14 Taking advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, several projects have been launched, including pipelines and trade infrastructure.
15 “By 2022, more than 900 million people will lack access to clean cooking solutions.
16 This is a crisis, which directly affects the African population and will continue to cause health and socio-economic problems unless new fuel solutions are introduced to the African market.
17 Gas is the solution to this crisis.
18 Abundant supplies from the continent and accelerating project development promise a new era of distribution and utilization, and with companies like Avedia Gas, who are committed to improving the supply and distribution of gas-related products like LPG, the future of continent is brilliant”, says NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (AEC), adding that, “During AEW 2022, discussions on the role of gas and LPG in Africa’s energy and economic future will be furthered.” .