BP Plc. expects a slight delay to the start of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project on the Senegal-Mauritania border into early 2024, the company said Aug. 1.

"Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1 now expected to start-up during the first quarter of 2024," BP, which owns 56% in GTA, said in its second-quarter results announcement.

A spokesperson for BP declined to give further details.

Kosmos Energy, which holds a 27% stake, said as recently as May that first gas was targeted at GTA at the end of 2023.