South African gas supply risks highlight transition’s baseload challenge

Issue 505 - 13 May 2024 - By Jon Marks , Ajay Ubhi , Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 7 minute read

A major source of natural gas for South Africa could be constrained as soon as 2025, with declining reserves at Mozambique’s Pande and Temane fields potentially leading to supply shortages. South Africa will need to secure new sources of feedstock if it is to develop the gas-to-power projects that many see as essential to provide baseload for the renewable energy sector that African Energy Live Data shows is gaining momentum.

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