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Tanzania playing catch up on LNG project

The NOC wants to get a stalled LNG project moving, but doubts remain over the operating environment

Tanzania's announcement that it is seeking to hire consultants to reinvigorate stalled negotiations on a proposed liquefied natural gas development will likely be welcomed by the industry. But problems elsewhere in the oil and gas sector suggest that relations between government and producers remain strained. State-controlled Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) said in April that it had invited bids from consultants to help it devise a commercial, legal and technical framework for the LNG project, which could require around $30bn of investment. Since 2016, Shell—through its acquisition of BG—in partnership with Exxon Mobil, Ophir Energy and Statoil, have been seeking govern

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