Sasol says it will start the first, in-country production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) in Mozambique by March 2024.
The product is part of the deliverables of the field development plan for the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) in the northern region of Mozambique’s province of Inhambane.
That FDP aims to optimally develop the light oil and gas resources contained in the Inhassoro, Temane and Pande fields.
The LPG processing facility has capacity for 30,000 tons of LPG per annum. “The equipment is being installed in the factory under construction for the production of the field”, according to Radio Mozambique. Mateus Mosse, director of Cooperative Relations at Sasol. says that the pace of the work is satisfactory and believes that the deadlines established for the completion of the works will be met.
“What Sasol will produce in terms of cooking gas corresponds to around 60 to 70% of the country’s demand. It is true that the economy is growing, this could perhaps reduce demand to 50%, but it is already significant in terms of contribution to the country”, Mosse told the country’s government owned radio “Let’s stop importing 50% of the cooking gas that the country needs, as there is a lot to gain. First, we will stop importing a significant amount of cooking gas; second, we will have a Mozambican company buying gas from Sasol and reselling it; we will have other distribution companies and cooking gas resellers purchasing in the country”, he said.