Perenco is concluding the construction of a 15,000 tonne Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) production plant in Batanga, in the southwest of Gabon.
The project is expected to start up sometime in November 2023.
The facility is one of several gas monetization projects that Perenco, the privately owned, Anglo French junior, is embarking on in the central African country. Others include a gas to power project in Mayumba and an LNG project in Cap Lopez.
The proposed LNG project in Cap Lopez has, embedded in it, a proposed 25,000Tonnes a year LPG project, but this will not be ready until 2026.
Gabon presently imports 30,000 tonnes per year of LPG and the price is subsidized by the state.
The Batanga plant will extract Propane and Butane from the gas which currently feeds the power plants in Libreville and Port Gentil.
“100% of the LPG is dedicated to the local market”, Perenco says.