Dry gas fields discovered in the centre of the country
within sediments of the Zambezi delta have produced since 1998.
Development of the Temane field in 2004, from which gas is mostly
exported to South Africa, is leading to considerable changes in the
industry. As further development of the Pande gas field also proceeds,
output is expected to grow to a plateau around 2020.
Due to surplus onshore gas no offshore production is forecast for many
years and Mozambique would seem to have no oil potential.
Oil consumption, all of which is imported, has been
rising slowly since 1998 but is now flat, unlikely to grow even as
economic growth is driven by the start of gas exports.
Gas consumption is growing rapidly as new gas sources come onstream and
exports, all to South Africa, are increasing rapidly.