London-listed junior Chariot is close to finalising negotiations to secure a partner in its major Anchois gas project offshore energy-hungry Morocco and is advancing plans to start exploration drilling in a recently acquired onshore block in the North African country.

In addition, the transitional energy player, working with TotalEnergies, has moved into the feasibility study stage on a huge green hydrogen project in Mauritania, is eyeing similar opportunities elsewhere in Africa, and has landed a breakthrough energy trading licence in South Africa.