Sasol and Origin Energy form JV for coal bed methane exploration in Botswana

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Sasol recently signed a joint venture agreement with Australia-based Origin Energy Limited for the purposes of exploring for coal bed methane (CBM) in Botswana. The partners say that discovery of large volumes of CBM in Botswana could be used to generate power and liquid fuels in southern Africa. Kubu” means hippopotamus in Setswana, the language of the people of Botswana. The transaction is subject to final approval by the Botswana government.