Although the oil deposits identified in Côte d'Ivoire promise new resources for the state, negotiations with the many partners involved are ... still ongoing. To facilitate this, oil company Petroci is being transformed into a 100% state-owned company.
A proposal to recognise LNG as well as nuclear power as green was distributed by the European Commission to member states at the end of December. If a majority of members support the proposal, it would come into effect in 2023.
Critics argue that LNG use is incompatible with the Paris Agreement on climate change. In December, Friends of the Earth mounted a legal challenge seeking to block the UK government from financing LNG development in Mozambique.