There was much excitement across the country in February when it was revealed that energy giant Total had discovered a large gas field off the South African coast.
It was estimated that the find could yield up to 1-billion barrels of gas.
But since then, very little's been heard of the Brulpadda block or what Total plans to do with it.
CapeTalk's John Maytham spoke to energy expert and African New Energies CEO Steve Larkin to find out why.
It's important to note that the discovery was made in the midst of one of the worst electricity crises in South African history...— Stephen Larkin, CEO - Africa New Energies
Total want to keep their options open to maximise the revenue of the find and that might not involve selling natural gas to South Africa to make electricity... but there are more lucrative markets for that.— Stephen Larkin, CEO - Africa New Energies
It's a case of being cautious as to the extent of the find.— Stephen Larkin, CEO - Africa New Energies
Listen to the full interview below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : What ever happened to the gas at Brulpadda?