Kosmos Energy Ltd. and BP plc are working to fast-track the first 2.5 million metric tons/year (mmty) phase of the $4.8 billion Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project offshore Mauritania and Senegal. 

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“We continue to make good progress quarterly and are still targeting first gas in 3Q2023 with the first [GTA] LNG cargo targeted for 2024.” Kosmos CEO Andy Inglis said during the second quarter earnings call earlier this month. He added that Phase 1 of the project was more than 80% complete at the end of June.

BP, which is leading the GTA, has turned its focus on African projects to better supply European markets after pulling out of Russian projects following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In addition to GTA, BP also has the Yakaar-Terenga and BirAllah liquefied natural gas...