Tanzania: Equinor casts doubt on LNG scheme

Issue 432 - 11 Feb 2021

Equinor has written down the book value of its Tanzania LNG project by $982m, amid questions over future global LNG demand and continued concerns about Tanzania’s business environment. Equinor’s partner ExxonMobil has been seeking a buyer for its stake for some time. Equinor said that, while progress had been made in recent years on the commercial framework, overall project economics had not yet improved sufficiently to justify keeping it on the balance sheet at its previous value. 

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