July 2022, Vol. 249, No. 7


South Africa’s Fuel Switch and the Pipeline Market

By Shem Oirere, Contributing Editor, Africa South Africa’s drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 would require huge investments in a phased fuel switch by industrial and domestic consumers, which could diversely impact the country’s pipeline market. With the focus in the short- and medium-terms being toward the use of more liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen, the size of South Africa’s gas pipeline market is not likely to expand in size, but rather open new opportunities for the recalibration and reconfiguration of the existing pipeline network. South Africa’s energy and chemicals group Sasol recently indicated it is moving towar

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