Gas Governance
National Developments
International Developments
 
 
 
 
 
 
overview

Current development of regional gas-fields will lead to natural gas becoming a more important fuel in South Africa.

With the availability of natural gas in neighbouring countries, such as Mozambique and Namibia, and the discovery of offshore gas reserves in South Africa, the gas industry in South Africa is undergoing rapid expansion.

In addition to coal gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), South Africa produced about 930 000 tonnes of natural gas and 104 860 tonnes of associated condensate in 2003. The entire gas and condensate output is dedicated to PetroSA's liquid-fuel synthesis plant, and accounts for about 1,5 percent of total primary energy supply.

Gas manufactured from coal accounted for 5 percent of net energy consumption, while LPG accounted for about 6 percent.

Natural and coal gas play separate roles in the energy system, with natural gas being used solely as a feedstock for the production of synthetic fuels, and coal gas as an industrial and domestic fuel.

energy sources
Petroleum: fuel price, focus areas, domestic influences...
Natural Gas: Governance, International agreements, developments...
Electricity: Independent power producers, supply industry, free basic electricity...
Coal: Reserves, production, carbon sequestration...
Renewable & Alternative Fuels: Includes hydropower, solar, wind, biomass...
Nuclear: Non-proliferation, safety, technolgy, IYNC, WiNSA...
acts & legislations
Policies and Legislation: Acts, policies, regulations, legislations...
programmes & projects
national electricity plan...
installation of 1 million solar water heaters by
2014...
processes, systems and structures...
DNA: Kyoto Protocol, CDM...