BP Sanctions Africa’s Deepest Offshore LNG Project

BP and its partners have given the green light for the development of a large gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal, a first for the two West African nations.

The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development, Africa’s deepest at 2 km below the sea’s surface, will consist of a complex floating vessel with a plant to super-chill natural gas into liquid, BP said in a statement.

This is the second major LNG project to get the go-ahead this year as energy companies bet on a sharp rise in gas demand, with Royal Dutch Shell also deciding to press on with the development of a plant in western Canada.