Author: Tom Bowker
Mozambique LNG in lockdown
28 April 2020
Total’s project is at the heart of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak, after an infected worker travelled from Maputo to remote Afungi facility
Mozambique dreams jeopardised by insurgency
1 April 2020
The economic viability of LNG projects was undermined by crashing global energy prices and the problems are being compound by IS-linked militia attacks
Mozambique battles to overcome insurgency
28 January 2020
An Islamic State affiliate has emerged as a serious threat to the gas projects in Cabo Delgado, but the authorities remain firmly in control
Mozambique nears FID under insurgency cloud
14 June 2019
A decision is rapidly approaching for the first of the long-awaited Rovuma Basin LNG projects
Mozambique attack highlights LNG project dangers
5 April 2019
Violence raises question marks over safety at planned Anadarko and ExxonMobil facilities
Arrests could hamper Mozambique LNG funding
12 February 2019
The impoverished country still faces scrutiny over its ability to handle multi-billion-dollar projects
Big hitters betting on Mozambique to be global LNG player
1 November 2018
After a protracted process, new licenses have been signed, while onshore LNG projects are edging closer to realisation
Cabo Delgado attacks threaten gas developments
27 July 2018
Oil firms have slowed work on new Mozambican export projects due to security concerns
Mozambique weighs up next steps for gas projects
4 April 2018
The country's state-run firm ENH is optimistic about gas' future
Maputo's new partner
14 February 2018
An American oil giant will take the lead in the Rovuma
South Africa eyes Rovuma gas
19 October 2017
President Jacob Zuma wants to kick-start the country's economy using Mozambique's offshore gas reserves. But do the numbers add up?
Maputo takes the plunge, Dar looks on
10 August 2017
Mozambique and Tanzania both have gas reserves likely to support extensive LNG exports, but only one of them is truly committed to exploiting them—at least for now
Rovuma exports inch closer
24 April 2017
Eni's project in Mozambique should soon get the official go-ahead. Tanzania's progress is much slower
Mozambique needs less haste, less speed
8 March 2017
Bureaucracy, financing problems and last-minute wrangles are slowing Rovuma Basin projects
The Rovuma wait
17 November 2016
Political instability and infighting will force gas onto the back burner in 2017
Why waste a crisis?
31 August 2016
Under the pressure of scandal and renewed conflict, Mozambique’s government is keener than ever to speed up its gas-export project
Tanga time
3 May 2016
Tanzania and Kenya fought hard to win Uganda’s approval for an oil-export route. Tanzania won
East Africa LNG creeping along
4 April 2016
Mozambique is still leading the race for East Africa’s first LNG project. But there, as in Tanzania, it’s more a marathon than a sprint
Doubts linger in the Rovuma
19 February 2016
Mozambique offshore gas could transform its economy. But plans to use it domestically or build a lucrative export business have hit a number of problems
Mozambique will be transformed by gas reserves in 10 years
15 January 2015
Anadarko predicts one of the poorest countries in the world will become the world's third largest LNG exporter