Mozambique Must Provide 25 km Security Cordon Before Total Restarts at Aungi
Mozambique must secure an area of at least 25 km from the gas project on the Afungi peninsula,
Total Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Pouyanne, confirmed this. Total’s agreement with the government is that the government must guarantee security in that 25 km perimeter cordon and that must be done before staff resumes work.
Pouyanne said, “there should be 10,000 workers at Afungi, but there are only 1000 there now. If work can resume before the end of March, then LNG production could still start as planned in 2024.
“If, on the ground, the armed forces and the police are able to re-control the area that we agreed together, I think by the end of the first quarter we should be able to restart the work. That’s the objective that we set to ourselves jointly with the government,” he said.