During the weekend of 28 to 29 January 2017, the rumour went around on social networks that “SNH [Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures] withdrew from the project for the installation and operation of a floating LPG plant [Liquefied Petroleum Gas]”.
“The news was announced by a major international press agency”, the message indicated without citing the famous “international press agency”.
Contacted, Mrs Haouwa, Communication Manager at SNH expressed her surprise with regards to this “scoop”. “So, we abandoned a project without being aware of doing so?”, she exclaimed, astonished. Before adding: “To my knowledge, SNH and Perenco are continuing the floating plant project”. We reached out to the Minister in charge of Water and Energy, Basile Atangana Kouna, who replied: “The natural gas liquefaction floating plant project for which we signed a first gas agreement, on 30 September 2015 with SNH, Perenco Cameroun and the company Golar Cameroun is ongoing and will enable us, ultimately, to become a net exporter of LPG. This project will start production before the end of this year , with a production capacity of 2,500 tons of LPG per month”.
SNH confirms furthermore in this respect that in development in the gas resources sector, 91.69% progress in the works to convert the vessel Hilli as part of installation and operation of a natural gas liquefaction floating plant in Kribi offshore starting from 2017.