Cameroon: The commissioning of a gas liquefaction unit boosts gas production by 90.2%

Over the period January-April 2018, Cameroon’s gas production jumped by 90.2% to 233.9 million cubic meters, reveal the National Hydrocarbons Company (SNH). Officially, this substantial increase in production during the first four months of the year is due to the commissioning in March 2018 of Hilli Episeyo, a floating liquefaction unit for natural gas.

Active off the coast of Kribi in the South Cameroon region, this LNG converted into a floating unit produced, on April 30, 2018, a cargo of 99,455 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG), of which a first cargo of 40,000 cubic meters exported to China, we learn from good sources.

During the same period, the Kribi floating unit, according to statistics published by SNH, also supplied the local domestic gas market with more than 1,281 metric tons.

As a reminder, led by the SNH, the secular arm of the Cameroonian state in oil and gas exploration and exploitation, Perenco and Golar LNG companies, the project of liquefaction of natural gas in Kribi, through a floating unit, aims to anticipate the construction of a plant on foot in this seaside city of Cameroon, which also houses the largest port on the West African coast.

Cameroon is the 2 nd country in the world to use this technology to liquefy natural gas, after a first experience launched last year in Malaysia by the Brazilian oil & gas company Petronas.

Source: Business in Cameroon