Gas-to-power: Global gas suppliers, SA’s Minister for Energy to meet in Cape Town

*Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister for Energy, South Africa.

*Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister for Energy, South Africa.

14 September 2015, Sweetcrude/APO, Cape-Town, South-Africa – EnergyNet ( are pleased to welcome Cheniere and Exxon Mobil as sponsors of the South Africa: Gas Options meeting ( in Cape Town at the end of this month.

These companies will join the Minister for Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson along with Forum sponsor Delta Natural Gas and Lead IPP sponsor Acwa Power.

Held with the full support of the South African government’s IPP Office, this meeting will explore the opportunities for power and infrastructure developers around the now imminent RFP announcement. During the meeting the IPP Office will present a calendared timeline of actions, and discussions will explore the country’s potential for establishing a successful LNG industry to help mitigate power shortages and enhance local industry.

Some of the other sponsors and companies attending include: Abengoa, Black & Veatch, Caterpillar, Excelerate Energy, Fluor, Marubeni, Standard Bank, Mitsubishi, Oando, Rand Merchant Bank, Sasol, Sumitomo Corp, Nedbank, White & Case, Karpowership, and Wartsila.

Simon Gosling, Managing Director of EnergyNet, commented; “Such an overwhelming response to this meeting confirms the appetite of the private sector to engage with the government in the development of South Africa’s gas-to-power generation industry.”

Confirmed speakers and a meeting programme can be viewed at

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