The French major no longer believes that it can restart its operations in Cabo Delgado in the next few months. Despite the presence of Rwandan soldiers, it has no way of guaranteeing even minimal security for several hundred contracted personnel on the LNG site.
Rwanda's intervention in Cabo Delgado should soon enable the French major TotalEnergies to resume its huge liquefied natural gas project in the region. But in the face of the rising mission costs, several options are on the table to support the Rwandan military effort financially.
ExxonMobil is holding regular talks about its giant gas production project with the companies involved, primarily ENI and CNPC. News about the future of the liquefaction trains, and their technical specifications, is expected to be announced soon.