South Africa's government has issued another market inquiry covering the development of a liquefied natural gas import terminal.

Natural gas, wind and solar power is expected to play a bigger role in South Africa’s blackout and brownout riven energy system in the coming decade, at the expense of coal which currently meets 80% of demand.

Gas policy

Two strands lie at the heart of the government’s gas strategy: fully develop indigenous resources such as the discoveries made by TotalEnergies off the south coast; import LNG where necessary.