Reuters claims that the government does want to promote the project, but that there has not been much discussion regarding the timeline. Michelsen noted that outstanding issues included a stable framework with the host government, as well as clarity with regards to local ownership requirements in some contracts.
Speaking to Reuters at an investment conference in Tanzania, Michelsen said: “We are prepared for the project to take a long time, but we could bring it forward if the government is ready."
"We are not schedule-bound... if the government delivers we would need five years until an FID."
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