Gas is reliable
Gas is an abundant, reliable, domestically produced fuel in Cameroon. With GDC’s underground gas distribution network, interruptions to energy supply from power outages or storms are avoided. Cameroon has an abundant supply of natural gas, making it a long term energy source for the country.
Gas is good for Cameroon’s economy
GDC gas is Cameroon-sourced and produced locally. It provides energy solutions for the nation’s industrial sector. GDC gas has numerous uses in the petroleum refining, metal, plastic, chemical, food and beverage processing industries. As the only onshore producer of natural gas in Cameroon, GDC reduces the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and creates jobs which help to unlock Cameroon’s economic potential.
Safety & standards
GDC is subject to best practice standards and extensive regulations, which govern environmental protection. The company is committed to upholding these standards and regulations as a minimum, and to keeping these important matters under continuous review.
When appropriate, adequate action and provision is immediately taken to ensure compliance with the standards expected of an international oil and gas exploration and production company.
GDC’s project in Cameroon involves two wells, a gas processing facility and an intermediate-pressure gas distribution network. The company commissioned an independent Social and Environmental Due Diligence study in the context of the Equator Principles, 2006 and the IFC Performance Standards, 2012. The project was identified as being of potential limited adverse social or environmental impact, and any impacts were likely to be few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible and readily addressed through mitigation measures.
In addition, GDC undertakes Environmental Impact Assessments before each development and uses external consultants to advice on appropriate actions and procedures. GDC aims to minimize the use of natural resources, such as energy and water and is committed to full reinstatement as part of its environmental obligations.