“Implications of the Liquefied Natural Gas investment decisions in Mozambique” Register Here

Public Lecture: “Implications of the Liquefied Natural Gas investment decisions in Mozambique”

Start Date: Thursday, 09 May, 2019
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Contact Person: thembeka.hlatshwayo@wits.ac.za
Venue: Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School, 2 St David's Place, Parktown

Since 2010 over 150 trillion cubic feet of natural gas has been found in Mozambique. Two separate Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) developments are planned: Area 1 (led by Anadarko Petroleum) and Area 4 (led by ENI and ExxonMobil). Along with the under-construction Coral South floating liquefied natural gas plant, Mozambique could be producing 31.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG by the mid-2020s. Two onshore LNG final investment decisions are expected by the 3rd Quarter 2019.

Wits Business School invites you to a special public lecture by energy expert Paul Eardley-Taylor on the impact of these investment decisions on Southern African economic development.
Paul Eardley-Taylor is responsible for Standard Bank’s oil and gas sector coverage activities for Southern Africa (11 countries), across upstream, midstream, downstream, services and process industry clients. He has 20 years of energy corporate and investment banking experience, covering the oil and gas, power, utilities and renewables sectors, and the carbon sub-sector. Paul has been based in Africa for ten years and has extensive experience of the SA/Southern African energy environment, as adviser, banker and financier.

In recent years, Paul has focused on Mozambique and has been involved in all ongoing closed LNG and other gas developments.

Paul holds degrees from Birmingham University and London University, and an MBA from Henley Management College. He is a Fellow of the Securities & Investment Institute, and has completed Harvard Business School’s Global Energy Seminar.

Professor Rod Crompton, Head of the African Energy Leadership Centre at WBS, will facilitate the discussion.