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LNG projects in Africa

In 2021, total exports of LNG from Africa were reportedly about 40 million t, and analysts anticipate that Africa’s export capacity will likely continue to grow through 2022. The potential opportunities in Africa for both operators and developers are clearly substantial. But progress has been slow during recent years, and what follows is a snapshot of the reasons why. In South Africa, for example, though … Continue reading LNG projects in Africa

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Regulatory or contractual hurdles affecting LNG projects

Developing a viable LNG regulatory infrastructure A viable regulatory infrastructure for LNG projects wherever they may be located, should include: effective applicable regulation, and effective contractual remedies in situations where the parties are in disagreement. This post will briefly summarise the scope of these two areas, as follows. Law and regulation: LNG regulation – what does it cover? Let’s first draw up a shortlist of … Continue reading Regulatory or contractual hurdles affecting LNG projects

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Cross-border work in an emerging market

What I am about to say is not new … I have been saying this kind of thing to my clients for decades. But it warrants repetition, because every year there are new players in the markets, and many are new to the game. So some guidance always helps. Transactional work carried out in the emerging markets often involves parties from different legal jurisdictions, for … Continue reading Cross-border work in an emerging market