Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy

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Mozambique: Energy Policy

  • Teodoro Waty
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40871-7_163-1

General Information on Mozambique

Mozambique lies on the east coast of Southern Africa and borders the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Swaziland (Portal do Governo 2016). With a population of approximately 28.9 million (preliminary results from the country’s latest census) (Club of Mozambique 2018), agriculture is the backbone of the economy providing employment for over 75% of the workforce and contributing an estimated 26.2% to gross domestic product (GDP) in 2005; the industrial sector main manufacturing operations include light engineering, food industries, textiles, brewing, soft drinks, cement, oils, soaps, and chemicals (The World Bank 2016).

Since its independence, the country has made progress in economic development and political stability (Ledesma 2013). Abundant and largely unexplored resources (Mahumane et al. 2012) were always present, yet in 2006 a world-class major gas finds in the northern Rovuma basin was found – potentially...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Petroleum Institute (INP)Robert Gordon University (Oil and Gas Law)MaputoMozambique

Section editors and affiliations

  • Leon Moller
    • 1
  1. 1.Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUK