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South Africa: Prospects for the Gas-to-Power Program Timetable

In an interview published on 10 June, Department of Energy spokesman Maropeng Ramokgobathi confirmed that the 3,126 MW gas-to-power program was on track and that the preliminary information memorandum would be published shortly. Ramokgobathi further indicated that the request for qualification would be released in September 2016 and the request for proposals in March 2017. Despite indications that the gas independent power producer (IPP) program is making progress, in our view IOCs should expect delays, especially given the potential political disruptions during this period.

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