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Global gas markets long-term supply outlook - Western Africa - H1 2015

Global gas markets long-term supply outlook - Western Africa - H1 2015

Report summary

West Africa is an established LNG supply region. There is 23.8 mmtpa of existing LNG export capacity however, reliability of exports has been poor. Nigeria leads the region, contributing 20.4 mmtpa of LNG capacity whilst Equatorial Guinea LNG operates at a steady 3.4 mmtpa. Angola LNG is expected to come back online in 2016 after several serious technical issues and two FLNG projects in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea could reach FID by H2 2015 and 2016 respectively.  

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  • Executive summary
  • Supply
    • LNG has monetised associated gas and reduced widespread gas flaring
    • Underfunding and security of supply are holding back Nigerian exports
    • Huge exploration potential for material gas discoveries but commercialisation will remain difficult
    • Floating LNG is a potential game-changer for West Africa
  • Demand
    • Ambitious plans for indigenous Nigerian demand growth unlikely to be realised
    • Modest gas demand growth in Angola
    • Gas demand in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea forecast to remain low
  • Infrastructure
    • LNG
    • Pipe
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Export potential
  • Contracts
    • Nigeria
    • Angola
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Cameroon
  • Trade
    • Policy and strategy
      • Nigeria shifts focus to gas through legislation
      • Angola's tough fiscal terms stifle gas developments
      • Reserves are a key concern for Cameroon's export plans
    • Market access
      • LNG
      • Pipe
    • Recent trends
      • LNG
      • Pipe
    • Outlook
      • Medium term
      • Long term
  • Risks and uncertainties

In this report there are 14 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Map - key domestic and export infrastructure
  • Supply
    • Indigenous production potential
  • Demand
    • Domestic demand by country
    • Domestic demand by sector
    • Demand: Table 1
  • Infrastructure
    • Export capacity
    • Existing LNG capacity
    • Future LNG capacity
    • Pipeline
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Available export volumes vs Available export capacity
  • Contracts
    • Contracted exports vs. export potential
  • Trade
    • West Africa historic LNG exports, by destination region on a FOB basis
    • Export outlook vs. export potential
    • Export supply mix
  • Risks and uncertainties
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