BP is set to decide within months on the best development solution for phase two of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) liquefied natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal, as optimism builds about the asset’s ability to help meet European demand for shipped gas imports at a competitive price.

The GTA field holds about 15 trillion cubic feet of gas that will be tapped in stages.

Phase one is due online in late 2023 via subsea wells tied back to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel, with gas sent to a 2.5