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Committed to Mozambique Gas Project Despite Insurgency - Total

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 21 Aug 2019

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AFP, citing Energy major Total, reported that it remained committed to a Mozambique liquefied natural gas project on the country's remote northern coast despite deadly Islamist insurgent attacks. Total will become the operator of the USD 25 billion Rovuma LNG Project whose construction began on August 5 in the Afungi Peninsula. The company is also set to acquire US energy giant Anadarko's assets in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa, strengthening Total's position in Africa. But the area where the project is located has been targeted by jihadists since October 2017, claiming more than 300 lives.

Attackers in February launched an assault on a convoy of vehicles from an Anadarko contractor, killing one worker and injuring others. This led to the suspension of operations for a few months, with activities only resuming after the government announced the deployment of armed forces.

According to authorities, several hundred suspected attackers have been arrested but sporadic assaults continue.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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