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Tanzania's bumpy road

Efforts to build a liquefied natural gas export plant in the country are not going easily

Sometime in the mid-2020s, ships will sail from Tanzania's southern coastal region to energy-hungry Asia, carrying East Africa's first significant energy exports. Or so it's hoped. Things are going in Tanzania's favour. The plunge in global natural gas prices and a glut in supply that shows little sign of dissipating have dampened investors' enthusiasm for big-ticket projects. At home, the Tanzanian government's fondness for red tape, the country's inadequate infrastructure and a failure to put in place a legal framework for the nascent hydrocarbon industry have all emerged as headwinds. None of the developers so keen just a few years ago to build a liquefied natural gas project based on Ta

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