Africa

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  • Contributed by: Melanie Lovatt, Finance Advisor, Poten & Partners
The next year and a half is going to be busy for liquefaction project finance in Mozambique.
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  • Contributed by: François-Guilhem Vaissier, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Contributed by: Renaud Nething, Associate, White & Case LLP
To meet the growing demand for electricity and address specific issues arising from the significant expansion of renewable energy, the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to diversify its generation mix by increasing the use of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”)
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  • Interview with Rajnish Goswami, General Manager, LNG Marketing, SE Asia, Indian Sub-Continent & Middle East, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The geographic location of Mozambique LNG, the country's first LNG park, provides flexibility to pursue various customers; particularly the growing Asian market. 
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  • Contributed by: Elchin Hasan, Independent Oil and Gas Researcher, A former BP Azerbaijan employee
Elchin Hasan, independent oil and gas researcher and a former BP Azerbaijan employee, tells us that the biggest natural gas investment opportunities lie in East Africa and Iran, and explains what the k
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Several new producers are hoping to begin selling gas to Asia soon, including those in North America and East Africa, but with Russia entering this market in around 2018 at a competitive price, some may struggle.
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A worsening gas supply crunch in Egypt has prompted BG Group to issue force majeure notices under its LNG agreements in the country because of continuing diversions of gas to the domestic market and away from LNG production at its Egyptian LNG plant.
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Jordan is set to become an LNG importer from 2015, following the agreement of a ten-year time charter for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) with Golar LNG.
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India’s oil and gas companies are increasingly turning to Mozambique as a future source of LNG supply, following a string of large natural gas discoveries since 2010 that have boosted the nation’s gas reserves to more than 170 Tcf.
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Angola has become the 19th nation to become an LNG exporter. The first LNG from its newly commissioned liquefaction project at Soyo – 350 km north of Luanda, at the mouth of the Congo River – was delivered to Brazil last month.
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Qatar’s decision to supply five cargoes of LNG to help Egypt out over the summer period will bring some welcome relief to a country facing an energy crisis – but it is only a very short-term palliative solution.
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the East Africa region holds 441.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.