Exploration & Production

Militant threat halts work on Mozambique LNG

Oil and gas companies operating in northern Mozambique have suspended work while they assess the growing security threat Oil and gas companies operating in northern Mozambique have suspended work while they assess the growing security threat.
By Leigh Elston 11 June 2018 0 31231
The port of Pemba in Mozambique, site of an LNG logistics base The port of Pemba in Mozambique, site of an LNG logistics base. (Interfax)

Attacks by militants in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province – the location of planned LNG projects by United States-based Anadarko and ExxonMobil – have caused work at the LNG site at nearby Palma to be suspended and resulted in hundreds of villagers fleeing their homes, according to local sources.

Militants attacked the village of Naunde in the nearby district of Macomia, around 200 km south of Palma, on the night of 5-6 June, killing at least seven people and burning more than 160 houses to the...