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Macky Sall

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African production of natural gas poses a vexing climate challenge

SAINT LOUIS, Senegal — As a young geologist working for Senegal’s state-owned petroleum company in the 1990s, Macky Sall was charged with prospecting for oil and gas in this West African nation. For years, he and his colleagues came up empty.
But more than two decades later, after Sall was elected to be Senegal’s president, an American energy company found a gas deposit so big that he has called it a “game changer.” The 15 trillion cubic feet of gas found in 2015 has turned Senegal into one of Africa’s biggest potential producers of natural gas — and turned Sall into a global champion for the right of developing nations to use their resources, including fossil fuels, to industrialize and develop.
After multiple delays, Senegal is now set to start producing gas from the reserves later this year, according to oil and gas giant BP, which is leading the operation.



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  • johnte ndeto

    5 w

    Oil and gas should be a story of the past

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    • Elizabeth Gathigia

      11 w

      What kind of language should be used so that these people can understand that the planet does not need more oil

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • walter lungayi

          11 w

          Gas production in Africa presents a complex challenge for addressing climate change, as it is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. They should stop this and shift to green energy source.

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          • Kevin

            11 w

            Very frustrating

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            • winnie nguru

              11 w

              It would be great if they would channel this resources to clean and sustainable energy

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              • George Kariuki

                11 w

                The country must adopt resposnsible and sustainable development in the energy sector.

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                • Sarah Chabane

                  11 w

                  Let's start by not calling it "natural" gas anymore!

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  11 w

                  Urgent actions must be taken to stop production of gas and oil exploration in Africa, no to fossil fuels.

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    11 w

                    @joseph_githinji The moment oil wells are discovered, greed for profits takes over and they forget the fight against fossil fuels.

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                  • Rotich Kim

                    11 w

                    This is true, an immediate action should be taken for the environment to be safe

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      11 w

                      The only way to halt fossil fuel exploration is to decrease the demand for its products.

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