FEEM working papers "Note di lavoro"
2013 .026

East Africa: The Next Game-Changer for the Global Gas Markets?

Authors : Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra
Keywords : Natural Gas, East Africa, Energy Geopolitics, Hydrocarbons, Exploration and Production
JEL n. : Q4, Q48


The geographical distribution of African natural gas resources is going through a period of profound change as new gas discoveries in East Africa emerge to reshape the continent's energy landscape. This region is rapidly establishing itself as a world-class natural gas province and two countries have already emerged as key-players of this new African natural gas renaissance: Mozambique and Tanzania. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the gas developments in the region, which could well become the next game-changer of the global gas market.

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