Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is looking to boost its natural gas exports over the next eight years, a supply source that could help supplant the loss of Russia’s imports to Europe.

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The SSA could expand liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to 60 million metric tons/year (mmty) by 2025 and to another 74 mmty by 2030, according to the Johannesburg-based African Energy Chamber.   

 Members of the European Parliament and government officials recently met with African state energy companies to discuss supply agreements and financial investments. SSA LNG projects have attracted renewed interest, especially as Europe has moved aggressively to reduce its reliance on Russian natural gas since the invasion of Ukraine. 

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