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SSA's gas opportunity: are governments doing enough?

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21 September 2020

SSA's gas opportunity: are governments doing enough?

Report summary

Gas should be playing a vital role in solving Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy problem. But developing gas for domestic use has proved too hard for many in the region. Where gas is a priority, governments need to ensure fiscal frameworks are fit for purpose. And with 255 tcf gas undeveloped, the resource upside is huge. Our analysis of gas pricing, fiscal terms and state participation indicates few countries offer both attractive frameworks and top-tier resource opportunities. Reforms in Nigeria could lead the way, but others may need to take a more pragmatic approach if gas if it is to play a key role in the future.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Gas production (bcf/d)
  • Remaining gas reserves and resouces (tcf)
  • Ranking indicators
  • Country summary: gas terms vs. resource opportunity
  • Comparison of current upstream gas prices
  • Upstream gas prices in 2020 (excludes integrated LNG)
  • Comparison of gas fiscal terms
  • Breakeven gas price: 500 bcf, shelf
  • Breakeven gas price: 4 tcf, deepwater
  • Comparison of state participation
  • State (NOC) participation

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