Energy Crisis | Transnet to establish a liquefied natural gas network through all ports
South Africa is forging ahead with plans to mitigate its energy supply crisis amid continuing rolling blackouts. And now electricity will be even more expensive after the National Energy Regulator of South Africa granted Eskom a 18.65% tariff hike. But while this is playing out, the Transnet National Ports Authority plans to establish a liquefied natural gas network through its ports, in part to provide fuel to generate electricity. First up is the port of Richards Bay and a request for proposals to appoint a terminal operator for a LNG terminal at the port has been published. Transnet also plans to request proposals for LNG terminals at other ports, including Ngqura in the Eastern Cape. But the large scale move to LNG is not welcomed by everyone.
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