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The World Bank Group is seeking expressions of interest from consultants for a market study of LNG and gas distribution from the planned Richards Bay terminal. South Africa’s Transnet and the International Finance Corporation are seeking a consultant to assist in the techno-economic validation of the market that can be supplied from a fully commercial LNG terminal through a virtual pipeline network. The government has been considering a LNG-to-power programme, but plans are on hold until the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is published later this year.