Ian Nkala

SADC headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana.

SADC prepares for gas committee launch

Southern African countries are establishing a committee to promote the use of gas, but some fear it may increase South African dominance in the region.

7 February 2018
The methane extraction project at Lake Kivu, Rwanda.

Rwanda gears up for more gas from Lake Kivu

Volumes extracted from Rwanda’s ‘killer lake’ could help expand the East African country’s power generation capacity.

19 December 2017
Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s new president,

Zimbabwe’s CBM sector hopeful of new dawn

The end of the Mugabe era has given new hope to companies exploring in the country.

27 November 2017
A power plant in Kenya.

Kenya’s gas-to-power plans in limbo

Kenya’s plans to convert liquid-fuel plants to run on gas are at a standstill, with little-to-no progress made.

22 November 2017
Exploration is expected in Lake Malawi.

Malawi awaits new oil and gas policy

Exploration in Malawi has been stifled in recent years, but a new petroleum policy could be a first step in spurring upstream investment.

2 November 2017
Ubungo gas-fired power plant in Tanzania.

Power Africa provides welcome boost for gas

Gas is the clear winner from Power Africa so far, with nearly two-thirds of capacity developed under the initiative being gas-fired.

21 September 2017

Tullow begins Zambian exploration drive

Tullow Oil has started exploration in Zambia in a move that the country hopes will reduce its reliance on copper production.

31 August 2017

Tanzania LNG resettlement may start by December

The East African country may start moving people from the proposed LNG plant site before the end of the year, analysts say.

2 August 2017

CBM could help transform Botswana’s power sector

Botswana is highly dependent on electricity imports, but new developments in CBM may help the country abolish its power deficit to become a net exporter.

22 May 2017

Indigenisation inflexibility stymies Zimbabwean gas

Zimbabwe has promising gas reserves, but the government’s commitment to holding 51% of all licences is holding back development.

28 April 2017

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