Enough gas discovered to supply in all of South Africa’s energy needs

By Lelethu Mquqo
29 November 2011

Huge new discoveries of natural gas off the Mozambique coast mean that South Africa won’t need to go the nuclear route.

South Africa now has enough gas on its borders to generate all the electricity it could ever use.

This is according to a statement released by the Cape Chamber of Commerce this afternoon.

Its President, Michael Bagraim, says the gas was discovered some time ago, but in the last few weeks it has become clear that the resource is a major world find and now appears bigger than the North Sea discovery.

He says it will be the easy way to reduce the South Africa’s carbon emissions.


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