A review of the socio-economic and humanitarian situation in the northern province has rattled the energy firms involved in the Afungi peninsula in Mozambique, where the future liquefaction trains will be located. They fear they will face increased costs if its recommendations are implemented.
Namibian offshore, now seen as a new frontier for exploration after TotalEnergies and Shell's discoveries there, is whetting many appetites. South Africa in contrast is struggling in the shadow of the burgeoning new giant.
Angola has benefited enormously from oil blocks located partly in a maritime zone to which Kinshasa could lay claim, according to a confidential report financed by the World Bank and submitted to President Félix Tshisekedi's office.