Tunisia will have to wait until at least late-2019 for its long-delayed 85mn cfd Nawara gas project to come online, CEO of operator OMV Rainer Seele told the firm’s Q4 earnings call on 6 February.

Industry Minister Slim Feriani said in January the $1.1bn 50-50 partnership with state-energy firm ETAP was set to start up in June but Mr Seele on 6 February flagged up “start up… towards the end of 2019,” whilst the accompanying presentation indicated no significant output boost before 2020. The project previously targeted 2017 start-up (MEES, 19 May 2017). (CONTINUED - 355 WORDS)