Environmental and Social Impact Assessment ("ESIA") - Benin LNG Import Project

As part of the implementation of the Benin LNG Import Project, an ESIA has been commissioned that will be fully-compliant with the Equator Principles and the IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability. This will help make the ESIA one of the most rigorous and comprehensive of its kind in West Africa, which will safeguard the project's value from an environmental, social and ethical perspective, as well as from an investment point of view.

A Canadian consultancy firm, Roche Consulting ("Roche"), has been engaged on behalf of the project to carry out the ESIA. Roche were selected both for their significant level of expertise in environmental and social impact studies in West Africa and for their previous environmental survey work in the Cotonou port area, the proposed site for Gasol's LNG Import facility.