Morocco is stepping up plans for a 5 bcm/year LNG import terminal at the Jorf Lasfar port, which became sidelined during six months of political deadlock. With political progress possible once again, the kingdom is now hoping to start importing the cooled fuel in 2023, two years later than initially planned.

King Mohammed VI appointed a new coalition government on 5 April led by the main Islamist Justice and Development (PJD) party. This has revived hopes for LNG imports to Morocco, with state utility ONEE appointing advisors to restart the process. (CONTINUED - 1103 WORDS)