State and private actors in the energy sector from Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry and Senegal met on September 1 in Diamniadio in Senegal to discuss on “the future of natural gas”.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, gas has become a rare commodity and African countries suffer from this shortage.
It was within the framework of the second edition of the sub-regional summit MSGBC Oil, Gas and Energy while the deposit of the Great Tortoise which is located on the border between Senegal and Mauritania is about to be exploited. The first tons should be exploited towards the end of 2023 and this field will have to meet the gas needs of the domestic market from 2024.
Even if the 2.5 million tonnes of gas planned for the end of 2023 will be exported in the form of liquefied natural gas, Senegalese President Macky Sall requires that a small quantity be destined for the local market for “gas to power”, otherwise said to generate electricity locally.