There is growing transition globally to a low carbon world, with rising adoption of alternative energy sources as a result of environmental sustainability concerns. Domestic consumption of gas across Sub-Saharan Africa is currently constrained by limited domestic production and a lack of necessary infrastructure to transport gas, coupled with the ineffective utilisation of natural gas at a large enough scale by power utilities and industries for power generation. As barriers diminish in the medium to long term, it is expected that local consumption of gas in Sub-Saharan Africa will grow significantly.
Domestic gas production is expected to increase substantially in the coming years. Given Nigeria’s huge gas reserves and its advantage as a clean fuel, gas has already witnessed a massive surge in its domestic consumption in recent years. Gas production is fast becoming a major focus in response to strong investment in gas-to-power projects, across the region.