Mossgas, noun

Forms:
Also Mosgas, and with small initial.
Origin:
English, AfrikaansShow more Blend of town and district name Mossel Bay + English or Afrikaans gas.
Usually in the phrase Mossgas project. A project undertaken off the coast near Mossel Bay, Cape Province, for the recovery of undersea petroleum gas reserves; subsequently, the proprietory name of the company created to recover this gas. Also attributive.
1987 D.E.T. Le Roux in Hansard 8 June 1154In view of the mosgas project, time is of the essence.
1987 E. Prov. Herald 12 Dec. 1Companies likely to be involved in construction work for the Mossgas project have been silenced by the authorities.
1991 S. Afr. Panorama MayJune 11The five-year Mossgas project was approved mainly for strategic reasons.
1993 A. Goldstuck in Rhodent (Rhodes Univ.) 29Designed to reduce South Africa’s dependence on expensive foreign energy by making locally produced energy even more expensive and thus allowing the government to spend even more money on finding even more expensive alternatives, thus..well then, you make sense of Mossgas.
a1994 Overview (Mossgas Public Affairs Dept) 1The Mossgas project for the production of synthetic fuels from offshore gas was launched in February 1987 by the South African Government as a strategic project to reduce South Africa’s dependence on imported oil.
A project undertaken off the coast near Mossel Bay, Cape Province, for the recovery of undersea petroleum gas reserves; subsequently, the proprietory name of the company created to recover this gas. Also attributive.

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