New gas and liquefied natural gas projects in Africa are expected to drive the continent's output to record levels in the coming years, underpinned by Europe’s demand for non-Russian supplies and rising gas use within Africa.

In its second-quarter 2022 outlook report, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) said numerous African countries are well positioned to help plug a looming gas supply void in Europe as governments and companies there look to scale back their dependence on Russian gas following the invasion of Ukraine.