Sasol, Eni launch pre-feasibility study for large GTL plant in Mozambique

Sasol announced Thursday that it is conducting a joint pre-feasibility study for a large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which will be based on gas from the Rovuma Basin in Northern Mozambique . 

The study, which is being conducted in conjunction with Mozambique's national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) and Italian multinational Eni, will assess the viability and benefits of such a plant to the region.

The announcement comes as Sasol celebrates a decade of gas infrastructure development and value-add in Mozambique , which, in turn, has contributed to the country and the region's economic growth and advancement, according to company officials.

Sasol says its in-country experience, an extensive market distribution footprint in the region and proven GTL expertise puts the company in a strong position to develop the country's first GTL facility, depending on the results of the study.

Eni is operator of the block called Area 4 in the deep waters of the Rovuma Basin, which is estimated to hold up to 85 trillion cubic feet of gas.

"The proposed GTL facility firmly aligns with Mozambique's Gas Master Plan goals, and, if successful, will go some way to accelerate socio-economic development in the country and the broader region," said David Constable, CEO of Sasol. "Our GTL aspirations highlight our commitment to partnering with the Mozambican government and Eni in the responsible development of the country's natural resources."

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