Mozambique to Produce 30,000 Tonnes of Cooking Gas per Year from 2024, Boosting Energy Security and Reducing Carbon Emissions

Mozambique is expected to produce around 30,000 tonnes of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) per year starting 2024, which will reduce imports of cooking gas by around 60%, according to the country’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Carlos Zacarias.

The announcement was made at the opening of the 8th Mozambique Gas and Energy Summit and Exhibition, a two-day event taking place in Maputo, the country’s capital.

Zacarias said that the allocation of gas from the Natural Gas Sharing and Production Project (PSA) will allow Mozambique to start producing LPG domestically, which will save the country financial resources and allow it to invest in other priority areas.

Boosting Energy Security and Reducing Carbon Emissions

The minister also highlighted the importance of natural gas as a transition fuel in helping Mozambique reduce its carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

“Natural gas, in particular, provides a safe energy transition alternative, due to its advantages as a less polluting energy source,” Zacarias said.

He added that Mozambique has a large percentage of clean electricity generation, with hydroelectric sources accounting for 62% of the total. Natural gas provides 15% of the total, solar power 3%, and the remainder comes from other sources such as biomass.

Mozambique’s Energy Transition

Mozambique has an installed electricity generation capacity of around 3,000 megawatts. The country is also home to some of the world’s largest natural gas reserves, and it is developing a number of projects to export LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) to global markets.

The start of domestic LPG production in 2024 is a significant development for Mozambique. It will help the country reduce its dependence on imported energy, save financial resources, and support its transition to a clean energy future.

LPG is a clean-burning fuel that is used for cooking, heating, and other purposes. It is a relatively inexpensive fuel and is widely used in developing countries. The production of LPG from natural gas is a relatively simple process. The gas is cooled and compressed until it liquifies. The liquid LPG is then stored and transported in tanks. The start of domestic LPG production will have a number of benefits for Mozambique. It will help the country reduce its reliance on imported energy, save financial resources, and support its transition to a clean energy future. The development of Mozambique’s natural gas resources has the potential to transform the country’s economy. The government is using the revenue from gas exports to invest in infrastructure, education, and healthcare.

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