Emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has signed an agreement with Total South Africa for the joint marketing and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through Total’s service stations.
Renergen has recently entered the construction phase of South Africa’s first commercial (LNG) plant which is planned to come online around the third quarter 2021.
“We are proud to have partnered with a global forward-thinking energy company. Total has a big focus on sustainability and a proven track record in the LNG space, which was clearly an advantage,” said Stefano Marani, CEO of Renergen.
The customer base for the LNG will primarily be logistics companies operating trucks along the country’s major routes, with a large portion of the initial supply already being assigned to consumers.
“This agreement is intended to provide ideal filling locations for our customers along strategic routes across the country, and the union will create a powerful first mover advantage in this exciting space in South Africa,” he added.
The first planned route under the agreement is between Johannesburg and Durban; when the project moves to phase 2 other routes leading to other major cities will be included.
“Total is committed to better energy and with this partnership we are taking another step towards providing affordable, reliable and clean energy in line with our Climate Ambition to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 together with society,” said Mariam Kane-Garcia, Managing Director of Total South Africa.