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Abstract

Natural gas resources in Tanzania and Mozambique have emerged as a new source of gas supply. While they are poised for export to global gas markets, they can also provide a key source of energy to the rest of Eastern Africa (defined in this paper to include Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda), where millions of inhabitants are currently living without access to electricity and clean cooking. Natural gas could also potentially be a driver for industrialization and economic growth. But before delving into the potential gas demand and opportunities for gas utilization in the region, it is important to take a step back to analyze the current energy picture in Eastern Africa and look into the social and development plans in place in the region. Despite large natural resource potential across the region of Eastern Africa (except South Africa), low electricity access and energy access rates have hampered economic growth and increased dependency on traditional biomass. This scoping study investigates energy access issues in the residential, industrial and transport sectors.

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Rami Shabaneh

Senior Research Associate Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and hydrogen markets. Rami has nearly 15… Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and hydrogen markets. Rami has nearly 15 years of research and industry experience analyzing energy markets and energy policy. Before joining KAPSARC, Rami worked at Cenovus Energy as a market fundamentals analyst, providing analytic support on specific issues affecting North American gas, natural gas liquids and condensate markets. His work informed the company’s hedging strategies. Before working at Cenovus Energy, Rami spent three years as a research economist at the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He holds a B.Sc. in actuarial science and an M.Sc. in sustainable energy development from the University of Calgary.  

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  • Natural Gas and Hydrogen

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Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Former Research Fellow Anne-Sophie is head of gas analysis at BP. She has been working in the energy industry for over 15 years… Anne-Sophie is head of gas analysis at BP. She has been working in the energy industry for over 15 years with a particular focus on the gas industry.  Previously, she was a research fellow at KAPSARC. She has also managed research on global gas markets at the International Energy Agency, and has worked at IHS CERA.

Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo

Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo

Visiting Researcher Fernendo is a visiting researcher at KAPSARC. During the last seven years, he has been working in the extractive industries… Fernendo is a visiting researcher at KAPSARC. During the last seven years, he has been working in the extractive industries in various subjects, such as Government relations, Community development, Commercial Development and Local content. Before that I worked on Water Regulation

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