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    A major conversion project is set to save Angola millions of dollars in generating power.

    The Southern African nation’s diesel-fired power stations are to be converted to operate with natural gas, in accordance with a three-year programme that is already under way. As reported by Macau Hub, the announcement was made by Paulino Jerónimo, the head of the country’s National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuels head.

    According to Jerónimo, the conversion will enable a saving of around US$750 million that is  currently spent on the production of electricity using diesel. The programme, which was launched at the Soyo combined-cycle power plant, will initially cover the entire Angolan coastline. It will make use of the 125 million cubic feet of natural gas that the country is entitled to under the Angola LNG project, which is an integrated natural-gas exploration initiative, with a processing plant, a maritime terminal and loading facilities, and has potential for developing non-associated gas.

    18 June 2019
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