February 2021, Vol. 248, No. 2


South Africa’s Gas-to-Power Plan to Boost Pipeline Market

By Shem Oirere, Contributing Editor, Africa South Africa is eyeing the generation of at least 3,000 MW from various gas-to-power technologies by 2027. This trend is likely to increase investments in natural gas exploration, indigenous production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports. Indigenous gas production and LNG imports is expected to trigger an expansion of the country’s gas pipeline market as more pipelines would be installed to gather and distribute both the raw gas and imported LNG under the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The plan was updated and approved by the cabinet in July 2019. “Gas-to-power technologies will provide the flexibility required to

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