Deal or no deal on Tortue gas?
The negotiations between Senegal and Mauritania to unitise the development of the giant Tortue gas field that straddles the border [...]
Gas was not explored to its full potential in Africa until recently. Now, especially in its liquefied form, it has enabled several African countries stake a claim for themselves on the global energy market. Gas production requires hefty infrastructure, forcing states to undertake extensive work, part of which is sub-contracted to local industry. This gives politically-connected companies an opportunity to cut themselves a sizeable chunk of these mega-contracts.