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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

Rami Shabaneh

Research Associate Rami is a KAPSARC research associate focusing on global gas and liquids markets. He has more than 10 years of…

Expertise

  • Oil and gas markets
  • NGLs
  • and petrochemicals

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Assessing the Impact of Natural Gas on Natural Gas Liquids: Policy Challenges and Imperatives

Assessing the Impact of Natural Gas on Natural Gas Liquids: Policy Challenges and Imperatives

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November 15, 2018
Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC

Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC

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June 4, 2018
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…

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…

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