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International Gas Union sets focus on Africa’s gas realms

Khaled Abubakr speaks to Ian Lewis about the growing importance of Africa’s gas

Support to member states in Africa and the recruitment of new members on the continent is now a major focus for the International Gas Union (IGU), according to Khaled Abubakr, the institution’s Middle East and Africa Regional Coordinator. The IGU currently has 11 charter member states in Africa – Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia in North African and Angola, Gabon, Mozambique and South Africa in the sub-Saharan region. The spotlight is now firmly on southern and eastern Africa, where large recent gas finds in Mozambique and Tanzania have put the region on the radar for energy firms and investors. Abubakr told Petroleum Economist that Africa w

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