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Energy Shortage in the Comoros Islands

The Comoros Islands, located in the Indian Ocean, are experiencing a very serious energy crisis that is limiting access to energy. In Moroni, the capital city of the independent Union of the Comoros, blackouts often occur, lasting several hours and disrupting the operation of hospitals and small businesses. A geothermal project being conducted on the slopes of the Mount Karthala volcano and potential offshore oil and gas production may provide solutions to this difficult situation.