Total reduces staff from Mozambique LNG site
The oil and gas major Total has withdrawn workers from its crucial liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique. Total reportedly withdrew most staff from its LNG site in the Afungi peninsula in northern Cabo Delgado province. (Image source: Anita starzycka/Pixabay)
Total reportedly withdrew most staff from its LNG site in the Afungi peninsula in northern Cabo Delgado province over the past week amid worsening insecurity. In a statement on 2 January, it said it had “temporarily reduced its workforce on-site in response to the prevailing environment, including ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19 and the security situation.”
In recent weeks, attacks by insurgents have grown ever closer to the Total-led site, part of what is currently sub-Saharan Africa’s largest private-sector investment at US$20bn. On 1 January, insurgent attacks reportedly took place in the resettlement village of Quitanda, which is within the broader LNG site but outside of the border fence.
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