Regional Focus: Balancing Africa’s world-class LNG projects and the environment

S. Oirere, Contributing Writer

The construction of world-scale natural gas processing plants by three of Africa’s top natural gas producers has attracted scrutiny, despite efforts to commercialize the continent’s hydrocarbon resources and expand energy supply on the continent. This scrutiny has centered on how the project developers intend to achieve the overall goal of monetizing regional gas reserves while ensuring environmental sustainability. The latest LNG projects in Mozambique, Angola and Nigeria, which are at various phases of implementation, have been forced to address adverse impacts such as liquid effluents, airborne noise, solid wastes, gas emissions, and even encroaching on land already settled or earmarked


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