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The force majeure may be lifted on Mozambique LNG, TotalEnergies‘ huge gas project that could produce 12.9m tonnes per year before the end of the year (AI, 05/09/23). However, behind closed doors, TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil, both major players in the Afungi region of Cabo Delgado province, where all the onshore trains will be built, have yet to come to an agreement.
According to our sources, TotalEnergies is trying to renegotiate security regulations with the administration in Mozambique before lifing the force majeure. The report by humanitarian and physician Jean-Christophe Rufin, commissioned at the end of 2022 and published in May, called for a review of relations between TotalEnergies and the local armed forces in Afungi. The report was meant to determine the conditions in which they could foresee moving forward with construction. read more on Africa Intelligence