Total and Benin sign Agreements for LNG Supply and Development

Total, the Republic of Benin, and the Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE) have a gas supply agreement (GSA) and host government agreement (HGA) for development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import floating terminal an up to half a million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of gas to Benin for 15 years, starting in 2021.

Total will develop and operate the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) located offshore Benin and an offshore pipeline connection to power plants in Maria Gléta.

The Minister of Energy of Benin, Mr Dona Jean-Claude Houssou, said, “… the Government’s Action Plan (PAG) … fosters the participation of private capital in the energy sector … The gas import project will supply plants in Benin, such as the new 127 MW power station at Maria Gléta, with imported liquefied natural gas, on preferential terms and will position Benin, capital of the WAPP (West African Power Pool), as the crossroads for gas and electricity in the subregion.”