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Mozambique appoints new state oil company chairman

12 Aug 2015

Mozambique’s state oil company has announced the appointment of a new chairman, Omar Mitha.

Mitha, a former bank economist and deputy minister will run Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, replacing Nelson Ocuane who has been chairman since 2007.

The announcement comes just months before decisions need to be made on a series of projects that could significantly boost Mozambique’s energy offering.

Mozambique has enough gas to be the third biggest liquefied natural gas exporter in the world and is estimated to have 100 trillion cubic feet of gas off the north-eastern coast.

Developing infrastructure in the country is a primary focus in order to maximise these resources over the coming years.