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
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
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."