Depending on politics and investments, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) natural gas producers have a chance to become globally competitive LNG exporters within the next decade.

As Europe seeks to replace gas supplies previously supplied by Russia, the continent has turned to SSA for additional volumes. Many liquefied natural gas projects in the region, though, are unlikely to be completed. 

“A lack of upstream and downstream investment, contractor disputes, safety and security concerns, and a lack of committed political actions are all major issues stagnating LNG export projects in the SSA region,” Kpler analyst Ana Subasic told NGI.

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The SSA...