SA to import liquefied gas from Mozambique

2014-04-15 09:37


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Cape Town – Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins says that South Africa plans to buy liquefied gas from Mozambique in order to cope with the coming winter.

According to a report on the SABC Martins noted that maintaining South Africa’s energy needs is a massive issue for the government.

Addressing energy security issues requires a partnership across all sectors including the Department of Trade and Industry and Public Enterprises.

With winter on its way Martins assured South Africans that government’s main priority is to ensure that there is enough electricity, to reduce blackouts and ensure that power stations work effectively.

Martins believes that in order to cope this winter South Africa needs to have a supply of liquefied gas and that this gas will be imported from Mozambique.

Also speaking at the conference was Ompi Aphane, the deputy director of Policy Planning, who noted that government had learned its lesson when there was a a shortage of liquid fuel between 2005 and 2008.

Aphane called for cohesion among ministries and government departments to ensure that all energy plans this year are carried through.
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