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Mozambique started producing gas in the Indian Ocean

The first batch of Mozambique liquefied natural gas will be delivered to consumers by the end of this year.

In Mozambique, industrial gas production began on the Indian Ocean shelf. This was stated by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique, Carlos Zacarias, according to the newspaper The Herald in Zimbabwe on Monday, July 18.

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According to him, gas began to flow towards the floating platform from an offshore field in the Rovuma region in the Indian Ocean off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

“The Republic of Mozambique has become an important player in the global energy sector, joining the group of countries that produce and supply liquefied gas to the global market. This will have a major impact on the country’s economic development and the global system. of energy security, ”Zakarias said.

Production is conducted from the Coral South floating platform built in South Korea, which is connected to six underwater gas wells. The project operator is an international consortium led by Italian energy group Eni. It also includes American ExxonMobil, the Chinese National Oil Company, the Portuguese company Galp, the South Korean Kogas and the National Hydrocarbon Company of Mozambique.

The platform is capable of producing 3.4 million tonnes of natural gas per year. British energy group BP has signed a contract with the Mozambican government to buy all the gas produced by Coral South.

On the platform, the gas will be melted and pumped to ships for further sale on the global market. It is expected that the first batch of Mozambican liquefied gas will be delivered to consumers by the end of this year. The reserves of the area where Coral South operates are estimated at 450 billion cubic meters. m of gas. Gas production is carried out from a depth of 2 thousand meters.

On the shelf of northern Mozambique near Rovuma in 2010, the largest deep-sea oil and gas field in Africa was discovered. According to the latest estimate, the total volume of recoverable gas from the explored areas is 2 trillion cubic meters.

Earlier it was reported that the EU plans to replace Russian gas with African. Nigeria, Senegal and Angola have huge potential for LNG supplies, according to the EU.

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Source: korrespondent

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