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FID on Mozambique LNG is just the beginning

Mozambique’s first onshore LNG project has survived an insurgency, two cyclones, a debt crisis, and a bidding war to reach an FID Mozambique’s first onshore LNG project has survived an insurgency, two cyclones, a debt crisis, and a bidding war to reach an FID
By Leigh Elston 20 June 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 34326
An Anadarko drillship off Mozambique. (Anadarko)

The key issue: After nearly 10 years in development, on Tuesday Anadarko formally signed off on its 13 mtpa Mozambique LNG project.

Interfax analysis: Anadarko’s 12.88 mtpa Mozambique LNG project – which has the potential to be expanded to 50 mtpa – is expected to go onstream in 2024. However, given the challenges of working in Mozambique, few expect the project to be completed within this timeframe.

The Anadarko project is not happening in isolation. ExxonMobil is also planning to take an FID on its 15...