MAPUTO - September 10, 2013 - Impacto and ERM - Environmental Resource Management, the two companies that have been, since 2011 conducting the Environmental Impact Assessment for the LNG development in Afungi, Palma District, have begun their public consultations. The two companies began yesterday in Maputo public consultations and have published non-technical reports of the EIA on behalf of their main clients for the Afungi LNG development, Anadarko Petroleum, ENH & ENI.

On September 11, the consultations will continue in Palma and on September 12 in Pemba. The public consultation is an integral part of the EIA process, as the report is in a draft format. The EIA has been ongoing since 2011 and cover onshore, nearshore and offshore environmental habitats, challenges and concerns.

The following links provide access to the public consultation invitations as well as the documents that have been shared as part of the public consultations.

Invitation for Public Consultations: Journal Noticias
EIA Documents in English: ERM
EIA Documents in Portugues: Impacto

From the ERM website:

Mozambique are among the world’s most significant discoveries in the last 20 years. Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda (AMA1) holds rights to explore and develop natural gas reserves in Area 1 in the Rovuma Basin and Eni East Africa S.p.A (eni) holds similar rights to explore and develop in Area 4. These areas are adjacent to one another and a number of gas reservoirs or gas fields have been discovered within each area. AMA1 and eni are the Project proponents, working together to develop a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility and associated infrastructure to convert the natural gas to a liquid state and export it to international markets.

The Project is required to obtain permission (in the form of an environmental licence(s) from the Government of Mozambique) before AMA1 and eni can construct and operate the facilities. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report has therefore been developed to inform the Government’s decision making process. The EIA Report documents the process undertaken for identifying, assessing, mitigating and managing the biological, physical and socio -economic impacts of the Project. ”