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Exim Bank US provides $4.7bn to Mozambique LNG

Export-Import (EXIM) bank United States said it is in the process of providing  $4.7 billion in financing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

Exim Bank United States fund is the largest commitment given by any lender towards the priciest hydrocarbon development in Africa.

The 13 Million Tonnes Per Annum LNG project will cost $20 billion to develop but Total which is in charge of the project is borrowing $14 billion from 28 financiers.

EXIM bank is one of eight Export Credit Agencies financing the project include Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), UK Export Finance (UKEF), Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero of Italy (SACE), Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC), Atradius Dutch State Business (Atradius) and Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand).

There are 19 commercial banks financing the project in which Standard Bank of South Africa, is leading with …

The French are coming!

Last Friday Anadarko’s takeover bid by the Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) was officially approved by 99% of its shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting resulting in the combination of two of the largest oil producers in the Houston area. Although this was the largest deal in recent years, it placed Oxy in a challenging position.

The company took some $40 billion in debt to make the deal a reality, including Anadarko’s existing debts.
In addition, early this week the market reacted nervously as Evercore ratings downgraded their stock saying that Anadarko’s acquisition makes the company “larger but less valuable”.

Nevertheless, Anadarko’s Mozambican assets are now on Oxy’s balance sheet and with the recent FID, it is poised to become a reference for African LNG for years to come. Oxy never made secret that the focus of this acquisition was Anadarko’s Permian Basin assets, which are now being …