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Mozambique attack highlights LNG project dangers

Violence raises question marks over safety at planned Anadarko and ExxonMobil facilities

A fatal attack on a convoy of sub-contractors working for Anadarko in northern Mozambique in February may not have specifically targeted the country's fledgling gas industry. But it highlights the potential for future security problems in the region for international oil companies (IOCs). The attack left one person dead — an employee of a company contracted to build a small airport close to the project site was beheaded — and six injured. It came six months into an armed insurgency, which began with an attack on the town of Mocímboa da Praia in October 2017. However, it was the first time those working with the IOCs in Cabo Delgado province to build infrastructure for planned LNG export pro

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