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Morocco—this year, next year, sometime...

Morocco's LNG import plans, part of a wider strategy to diversify its energy mix, are taking time to get off the ground

Morocco is often described as a success story by international observers when it comes to economic performance and diversification efforts, contrasting with many other countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Testament to this is the kingdom's push towards renewables in recent years, and ongoing efforts to boost their share of power generation fuels to 52%, up from 34% today. However, plans to build a 5bn cubic metres a day liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic deep-water port of Jorf Lasfar keep slipping back, despite the efforts in recent years of key energy ministry and other government figures to attract international investors. Morocco wants to give natural gas a bigger

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