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Insurgency moves nearer to Mozambique LNG site

As fewer contractors are using the main road from Pemba to Palma, the insurgency in northern Mozambique has been drawn further north – closer to the LNG site itself As fewer contractors are using the main road from Pemba to Palma, the insurgency in northern Mozambique has been drawn further north – closer to the LNG site itself.
By Leigh Elston 19 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 34802
Pemba, the capital of Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. (Interfax)

The continued violence in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, which has led companies working on Mozambique’s LNG projects to stop using roads to bring staff in and out of the area, has already led to delays to site preparations – and it will have a major impact on costs. However, it looks unlikely that investors will pull out, even as the security situation intensifies.

An attack by insurgents on 13 November at the village of Nsemo, just a few kilometres from the LNG projects planned by ExxonMobil...