Since Total announced a large natural gas find off the coast of Mossel Bay last year, energy discussions in SA have become increasingly dominated by these so-called "game-changer discoveries".

We are told that the discoveries — and all the gas infrastructure required to be built to exploit them — will "ignite the gas economy", and we are told that gas is essential as a "transition fuel", to form a bridge between our current coal-dominated, and future low-carbon, energy systems...

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