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Rovuma exports inch closer

Eni's project in Mozambique should soon get the official go-ahead. Tanzania's progress is much slower

Once upon a time, the development of gas resources in the Rovuma basin was seen as a race between Mozambique and Tanzania. Today, Mozambique has all but sealed the win with a floating liquefied natural gas project almost ready to get a final investment decision. Beyond that, there is little certainty on the projects either side of the maritime border. The Eni-operated Coral South Floating LNG project benefits from being almost entirely offshore, including having won an exemption from needing to supply any gas to Mozambique. Instead, its entire 3.4m tonnes a year of output has been bought by BP over a 20-year period. First gas is targeted for 2023. A consortium of Technip, JGC, and Samsung

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