More bad news for nature and tourism lovers on the Garden Route. There’s been another gas discovery offshore.
Total announced on Wednesday a second significant gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa, Kallanish Energy reports. The discovery on the Luiperd prospect, on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, follows the adjacent play opening Brulpadda discovery last year. The well was drilled to a depth of 3,400 meters and encountered 73 meters of net gas condensate pay. The block is operated by Total with a 45% stake. Other partners include Qatar Petroleum (25%), CNR International (20%), and South African consortium Main Street (10%). The “very encouraging results” prove this offshore gas play is a world-class asset, said Total’s E&P president, Arnaud Breuillac. He added that Total and partners have acquired important data, “which will help to progress development studies and engage with South African authorities regarding the possible conditions of the gas commercialization.”
In 2017, I posted:
“Helen Zille, in your ‘The Disappearing Dream Of Oil’ newsletter, you let James Lorimer (DA Shadow Minister of Mineral Resources), speak for you. It was pro-oil, existing to praise Petro SA whilst criticising the ANC for possible future theft of oil profits. I felt cynical, thinking that you were representing those who ‘anonymously’ donate hundreds of millions of rands annually to keep the DA running. Your newsletter never addressed our environmentally sensitive coast and many voters are oblivious to where the DA stands on many important issues affecting our lives. “
That oil newsletter has since been removed from the DA’s website. As with last time, and the time before that, the DA are silent. That means that they, like the ANC, support the oil companies and have no intention of being transparent with the Public.
Do the Knysna, George and Bitou municipalities have anything to say?
For those who remember the fear when the Kianu Satu ship ran aground in the Goukamma Nature Reserve, this is frightening.