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“Rovuma Basin Gas Projects Should Supply Domestic Market” – MIREME

“Rovuma Basin Gas Projects Should Supply Domestic Market” – MIREME

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, António Manda, recently argued, during a meeting with the private sector, that natural gas exploration projects in the Rovuma basin should provide for supplying the domestic market, especially at a time when there is talk of the possibility of building a second floating hydrocarbon extraction platform.

According to an article made public this Monday, 10 June, by the newspaper Notícias, until now, gas exploration in the Rovuma basin has been carried out by the Coral Sul project, whose main objective is export.

António Manda defended the diversion of part of the natural resource for domestic consumption, particularly for the materialisation of industrial projects.

‘As well as generating energy, gas also serves as a raw material for the production of ammonium, urea, methanol and liquid fuels, contributing to agriculture, mining, industrial development and transport,’ he emphasised.

The source explained that the gas reserves could trigger power generation projects, responding to the challenges of national electrification, in a context of energy transition. He also considered this a necessity, given the urgent need to diversify the energy matrix in favour of sustainability, efficiency and security.

Last week, the DE reported that the Coral Sul project, developed in Area 4 of the Rovuma basin, has already carried out 58 export shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) since November 2022.

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