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Prospects for Tanzania LNG export plan

Questions of what the state can expect to take from big-ticket schemes, the degree of control it should exert over foreign direct investment and the scale of domestic market obligations required have dogged projects for years. The government confidently expects that deep-water gas developments and other hydrocarbons schemes will go ahead despite its 4 July law changes, but widespread perceptions of a deteriorating business environment raise further questions about the viability of plans to develop a major export liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, using reserves which include deep-water finds in the Mafia Basin.

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