Exxon Mobil To Acquire 15 Percent Stake In Mozambique Natural Gas Development Project

Exxon Mobil is in advanced talks to acquire a stake of around 15 percent of a giant Mozambique natural gas development project, Area 4, from Italian oil major Eni, sources say.Should the deal go through, this would be the U.S. firm’s first big acquisition since oil prices collapsed in 2014. The Mozambique Area 4 offshore development is expected to become a major global supplier of liquefied natural gas.

Eni has said Area 4 may hold 85 trillion cubic feet of gas. The Italian company estimates it may hold enough gas to meet U.S. residential consumption for nearly two decades. The Mozambique project involves separate giant natural gas discoveries in the Indian Ocean that a host of companies want to exploit. Click here for more on this story.