Mozambique: President to Promote Mozambican Gas In Japan

Photo: Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Natural Gas flow test, Mozambique (file photo).

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi hopes to persuade Japan to purchase Mozambican natural gas, and to become involved in priority energy projects in Mozambique, according to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Leticia Klemens.

She was speaking to reporters in Tokyo ahead of the arrival of Nyusi for an official visit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“On this visit to Japan, we have to present our gas and coal energy resources”, said Klemens. “We regard Japan as a major client. We need Japan to buy our gas”.

Exploration of the offshore gas fields in the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, indicate reserves of at least 160 trillion cubic feet of gas. The known reserves are in areas operated by the Italian energy company ENI and by the Texas-based company Anadarko.

These discoveries indicate that Mozambique could become the world’s third largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), after Qatar and Australia.

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SOURCE: All Africa, Mozambique News