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Leaders change but Mauritania-Senegal gas development remains on track

Mauritania will soon have a new president, defence minister Mohammed Cheikh Ould Mohammed Ahmed El-Ghazouani, and the recently re-elected president of Senegal, Macky Sall, has appointed a new government, but political change is unlikely to affect plans to develop the offshore Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas field.Sources canvassed by African Energy said domestic political manoeuvres were calculated to maintain the pace of a development that both countries – which have traditionally been political rivals – require to be delivered as quickly as possible following their 10 February 2018 inter-governmental unitisation agreement.

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