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Total exits coal-energy production in South Africa

Coal fired power plant

International oil giant, Total said it has washed its hands off coal-energy production in South Africa.

Patrick Olinma, Executive Director, Oil & Gas Commercial, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd. stated this during a Seplat Energy Summit 2020 held last week.

While restating the firm’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, he described gas as the “best” means for combating emission when compared to coal.

He added that the firm’s target is to produce clean low energy consuming fuel for its customers.

South Africa produces in excess of 255 million most from Witbank tonnes of coal and consumes almost three-quarters of that domestically, according to 2011 estimate.

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Source: SweetCrudeReports

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