Germany has rolled out a plan to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal. Chancellor Olaf Scholz said this during his first trip to Africa, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices.
Scholz kicked off the three-day tour in Senegal, which has billions of cubic meters of gas reserves and is expected to become a major gas producer in the region.
Germany is seeking to reduce its heavy reliance on Russia for gas following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
It has initiated talks with the Senegalese authorities about gas extraction and liquified natural gas.