The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Carlos Zacarias, highlighted the need to increase the storage capacity of liquid fuel in the country, through the construction of intermediate deposits.
According to the leader, the proposal aims to improve security of fuel supply, as the country will go from about 1 million cubic metres to 1,300,000 cubic metres. Calos Zacarias said that, of this amount, 15,000 cubic metres could be placed in the city of Nacala, in Nampula, and 11,000 cubic metres in the city of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado.
The minister, who was speaking at the closing of the VII MIREME Coordinating Council, said that this was a matter that should be dealt with the greatest attention, given the priority it assumes, especially at a time when the country is facing serious constraints in the supply of liquid fuel.
The minister also said that the Government has been in contact with TotalEnergies, which operates in the Mozambique LNC Project.
“We expect that, by the end of this year, the conditions are in place to guarantee and convince the concessionaires to resume activities, because the security situation has changed radically in recent times, but the resumption of activities will depend on the specific perception of each concessionaire,” he said.
Meanwhile, due to its location (on the high seas), Zacarias said that the Coral Sul project, operated by Eni, had guaranteed conditions to start production and export of liquid natural gas, by October of this year at the latest.