Lake Kivu is unique : its deep waters contain
an enormous quantity of dissolved gas. There are, in fact, 65 billion cubic metres
of methane, in other words the equivalent of 50 million tonnes of petrol (tep)
lying at the bottom of the lake under 250 m of water.
it were exploited, this energy, veritable manna from heaven, would provide Rwanda
with an almost inexhaustible source of energy, freeing it from worry about energy
needs linked to its development projects.