Mozambique’s National Petroleum Institute (NPI) announced that the government has awarded three contracts for gas development projects across the region. Norway’s Yara International, Shell Mozambique and GL Energy Africa were selected,  ESI Africa reported.

Yara will develop fertilizers and generate 30MW to 50MW of power, while Shell Mozambique will produce diesel and 50MW to 80 MW of power, and GL Energy Africa will produce 250MW of power from gas resources, Engineering News informed.

In August 2016, the government issued a tender requesting interested developers to bid for the development of natural gas from the Rovuma Basin, which attracted 14 companies.

It is reported that upon the discovery of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of Cabo Delgado province, the government and the concessionaires agreed that a portion of the gas should be used domestically.