TotalEnergies puzzles over where to send gas from 11B/12B
French major TotalEnergies still does not know where to send the gas it will produce on block 11B/12B. One possibility is starting to emerge for the firm's main gas project in South Africa.
Until now, South Africa's national oil company PetroSA was thought to be the only potential buyer of the gas that TotalEnergies should begin producing on its block 11B/12B from 2027. But a recent visit by the French major's CEO has changed all that.
Friction between Pretoria and exploration investors is jeopardising the development of South Africa's oil and gas. Energy firms point the finger at the country's red tape and recent legal rulings, while the South African energy minister lays part of the blame on environmental NGOs.