Anadarko Petroleum is being accused of tying the Mozambican government’s hands and by extension Shell’s too, by refusing to supply enough domestic gas in the first phase of the planned LNG project.

Shell says the US independent’s refusal to commit more gas supplies to the domestic market hinder its plans to build a 38,000 bpdGTL plant in Mozambique.

The plant is expected to produce kerosene, diesel and naphtha from the bounty of natural gas discovered off the coast of Mozambique.

Anadarko is refusing to supply the needed feedstock until the second phase of the LNG project, which is not expected until at least 2031.

Source: Petroleum Africa