Mozambique dispatches first LNG export cargo

Mozambique has finally started exporting LNG. Energy major bp reports a first cargo has been exported from the offshore Coral Sul FLNG facility, the country’s first LNG project and first floating LNG facility ever deployed in the deep waters of the African continent. Under its long-term contract, bp will purchase 100% of LNG output from Coral Sul FLNG which has the capacity to produce up to of 3.4m tonnes of LNG per year.

In October 2016, bp signed a long-term offtake contract for the purchase of LNG for over 20 years with the Coral sellers comprising of Mozambique Rovuma Venture, a joint venture owned by Eni, ExxonMobil and CNPC, as well as GALP, KOGAS and ENH, a Mozambique state entity.

The Coral South LNG project is one of three LNG developments in Mozambique, but is the only offshore project.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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