Maputo’s gas may solve SA power crisis

Business Day Live 14 October 2012.

GOVERNMENT needs a clever strategy to negotiate access to Mozambique’s big natural gas deposits, seen as a possible solution to the electricity crisis, say industry players.

Lobby groups like the SA Independent Power Producers Association (SAIPPA) and the Energy Intensive Users Group, see Mozambique as a more affordable, environmentally friendly solution that can be implemented faster than nuclear or coal-fired plants.

“We can’t afford nuclear. It will take 10 to 15 years to commission a new plant,” said association MD Doug Kuni…

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