Assessment results to show South Africa’s shale gas potential

9/19/2011

Assessment results to show South Africa’s shale gas potential

South Africa's Department of Energy Deputy Director General for Hydrocarbon Tseliso Maqubela said at the 4th annual Natural Gas Conference, "The truth that we have to face and effectively deal with is that South Africa has very limited gas reserves. We are awaiting the outcome of the assessment of the shale gas potential, which is currently estimated to be around 485 trillion cubic feet. There are also projects afoot to explore the potential of importing natural gas both as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) to meet our country's energy demands," BuaNews news agency reported.

Maqubela said that an interdepartmental task team, led by the Department of Mineral Resources, was investigating the possible impact on the environment of hydraulic fracturing,

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