Mauritania: Global demand puts spring in step of Greater Tortue Ahmeyim offshore gas project

By Julien Clémençot, Justine Spiegel
Posted on Friday, 18 November 2022 13:33

Illustration shows natural gas pipeline in front of word EU and Russia flag colours
Illustration shows natural gas pipeline in front of word EU and Russia flag colours. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Mauritania is set to become a major natural gas producer in late 2023 thanks to the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim offshore project with Senegal. Wary of the dangers such a promise can bring, President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani is trying to manage expectations

The third quarter of 2023 is set to bring the launch of BP and its partners’ huge Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) offshore gas field.

Straddling the border between Mauritania and Senegal promises a big boost to government revenue, but also brings worries about whether the two governments will manage and spend the money effectively.