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Angola lays the foundation stone for a project to increase the use of natural gas

This Tuesday, the Government symbolized the start, in Zaire province, of the construction work for the II phase of the Gas Reception and Distribution Unit (URDG), which aims to increase the use of natural gas in Angola.

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According to a note from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, the so-called "Falcão Project" aims to increase the use of natural gas in the country and is part of a broader initiative for the development of the natural gas industry in Angola. source of raw material resources from the offshore exploration of oil and natural gas.

At the launch of the work on the aforementioned infrastructure, with a capacity to store up to 125 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, the head of the oil sector in Angola, Diamantino de Azevedo, said that the reception coming from the dry and Angola LNG [Liquefied Natural Gas] plant, will go to other projects of a diverse nature downstream.

The note refers that during the construction phase it is expected to generate more than 300 direct and indirect jobs, essentially benefiting members of the local community.

For the minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, cited in the document, "this important infrastructure represents an unmistakable sign of the Angolan executive's commitment to creating bases for the rational development of the country's petroleum resources, allowing the beginning of the era of the petrochemical industry in Angola".

The Falcão Project was created with the aim of supplying natural gas to future industrial projects in that Angolan oil region, in the north of the country.