Gas developments

Congo-Brazzaville, a major focus of Eni’s plan to move away from Russian gas

By Maureen Songne

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Posted on August 11, 2022 13:40

 Italian oil giant Eni’s headquarters in Rome, © Arbitraggio/Fotogramma/ROPI-REA
Italian oil giant Eni’s headquarters in Rome, © Arbitraggio/Fotogramma/ROPI-REA

Developing renewable energies, structuring an agricultural sector, biorefinery…In Congo-Brazzaville, Claudio Descalzi, CEO of the Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni, gave substance to the Congolese gas export project, which will be implemented in 2023.

Unveiled in April, the oil major Eni-Congo’s plan to increase its gas production is becoming clearer. Following a meeting with President Denis Sassou N’Guesso, Claudio Descalzi, chairman and CEO of the Italian company Eni, made important announcements on 2 August in Brazzaville.

“We took stock of the gas export project for which we had signed an agreement. It will start in the fourth quarter of 2023 and will eventually give the Congo the possibility of exporting nearly 4.5 billion tonnes of cubic metres of gas,” Descalzi told the press, adding that, within the framework of this “dynamic” cooperation, several dossiers in line with the 2022-2026 National Development Plan were emerging.

“We discussed the agricultural project, especially oil production for the biorefineries. This project, which has already started, will be carried out in several stages. The aim is to produce around 31,000

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