Africa to the rescue of Europe?

September 2022
Hamza Mjahed, Soukaina El Majidi

Key Challenges and Opportunities of African natural gas supplies to Europe.

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the African natural gas has emerged as an alternative to Russian natural gas for Europe. The current energy context, although difficult, opens opportunities to develop African natural gas projects by attracting European investments.

Nevertheless, Africa should have no illusions about its limits to replacing Russian natural gas, the importance of decarbonization in the  European political agenda, and the intention of Europeans not to make the same mistake by developing too much dependence on African suppliers, neither on gas nor on any other form of energy.