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Global gas markets long-term supply outlook - West Africa - H1 2016

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28 July 2016

Global gas markets long-term supply outlook - West Africa - H1 2016

Report summary

West Africa is an established gas supply region with around 31 mmtpa of available LNG and pipeline export capacity. Nigeria leads the region, contributing 20 mmtpa of LNG supply whilst Equatorial Guinea LNG currently supplies 3.3 mmtpa. Angola became an LNG exporter in 2013, when the 5.2 mmtpa plant became operational but it has been affected by technical issues since its inception. FLNG in the region has continued to gain momentum and a number of projects are planned in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.  

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • LNG has monetised associated gas which was previously flared
    • Growing insecurity and lack of funding continue to disrupt Nigerian supply
    • Momentum shifting from onshore greenfield projects to FLNG
    • Exploration success highlights prospectivity of the region but commercialisation remains difficult
    • Ambitious plans for Nigerian demand growth have stalled
    • Modest gas demand growth in Angola
    • LNG
    • Pipe
    • Export potential
    • Nigeria
    • Angola
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Cameroon
    • Policy and strategy
      • Prioritisation of gas for the domestic market is impacting Nigeria's ability to expand its LNG capacity
      • Angola's tough fiscal terms and high cost environment stifle gas developments
      • Availability of gas reserves remain a key concern for Cameroon's future export plans
    • Market access
      • LNG
      • Piped Exports
    • Recent trends
      • Historical LNG exports
      • Outlook
      • Medium term
      • Long term
  • Risks and uncertainties

Tables and charts

This report includes 14 images and tables including:

  • Map - key domestic and export infrastructure
  • Indigenous production potential
  • Domestic demand by country
  • Domestic demand by sector
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Export capacity
  • Contracted exports vs. export potential
  • Existing LNG capacity
  • Future LNG capacity
  • Pipeline
  • Available export volumes vs Available export capacity
  • Trade: Table 1
  • Export outlook vs. export potential
  • Export supply mix

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    Executive summary

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    Supply-demand balances

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    Risks and uncertainties

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