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Benin: an agreement with Total to provide LNG

Total announced on July 24 an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Benin and develop this market in this African country.

The agreement, signed with the local government and the Benin Electric Power Company (SBEE), aims first at developing a floating LNG import terminal.

It is accompanied by a commitment to provide Benin with up to 0.5 million tonnes of regasified LNG per year for a period of 15 years starting in 2021, said Total in a statement.

“This gas import project will enable Benin to supply its plants with imported liquefied natural gas, such as the new 127 MW power station at Maria Gleta, on advantageous terms,” ​​Benin’s energy minister said. Jean-Claude Houssou.

Benin, which has more than 10 million inhabitants, is trying like other African countries to improve access to electricity, still very low, especially in the countryside.

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