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Senegal Sees 2023 Start for $4.8 Billion BP-Backed Project

  • The Grand Tortue Ahmeyim gas field is shared with Mauritania
  • Senegal plans to leverage its gas to fuel power plants
A rendering of The Grand Tortue Ahmeyin gas field development project.
A rendering of The Grand Tortue Ahmeyin gas field development project.

Source: BP

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The Grand Tortue Ahmeyim gas field development, straddling the offshore waters of Mauritania and Senegal, is expected to produce its first gas in 2023 following delays related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Senegal’s Oil Minister Sophie Gladima.

The two countries and international oil companies BP Plc and Kosmos Energy Ltd. are collaborating on the $4.8 billion project set to produce 2.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas annually and 70 million cubic feet of natural gas a day in its first phase, to be equally shared between Senegal and Mauritania, Gladima said in response to emailed questions.