01 April 2020
Sociedade Mineira de Catoca has laid off most of its workers and suspended work at its new concessions, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. For the same reason, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Oil postponed the selection of the proposal in the international public tender for the construction of an oil refinery in Soyo, Zaire province.
24 March 2020
The ExxonMobil group is expected to postpone approval of its natural gas project in the Rovuma basin, northern Mozambique, due to the effects of the new coronavirus and the current scenario on international markets, the Reuters news agency reported citing a variety of sources.
22 March 2020
Hengye Electronics Indústria, Ltda, a subsidiary of Chinese group Zheijian Hengye Electronics Co. Ltd, will invest around US$20 million in the construction of a factory to produce electricity meters in the Luanda-Bengo special economic zone (SEZ).
11 March 2020
Timor-Leste's revised Law on Petroleum Activities has just been published. It amends 15-year old legislation regulating an economic activity that is the country´s main source of income. The awarding of exploration under a new licensing round is expected.
17 October 2019
As LNG projects in the north of Mozambique progress, the government faces two major hurdles: financially, to find capital for its share of the investment needed to develop the Rovuma basin world-class natural gas reserves, which could top US$1 billion; militarily, to ensure safety in Cabo Delgado province from Islamist insurgents. In both instances, Russia has come to the rescue.