Miriam Malek

West Africa correspondent
The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Burkina Faso hopes for power boost from LNG deal

The agreement to import gas from Equatorial Guinea is intended to spur power plant development.

13 October 2017
eirik raude rig

Mauritania’s Banda gas field auction advances

The West African country says large IOCs are interesting in developing its offshore Banda field.

6 October 2017
Official visit of ministers to Ghanaian power station

Ghana 1000 gas-to-power project could be axed

Ghana’s flagship gas-to-power project may not receive approval as the country’s previous government signed too many power-purchase agreements.

29 September 2017
Rig in the Etinde field offshore Cameroon

Ghana signs LNG supply deal amid FSRU confusion

Ghana’s deal with Gazprom has added to the confusion around its LNG import plans, with existing projects unsure if they are being supplemented or replaced.

25 September 2017
The Kwame Nkrumah FPSO, offshore Ghana

Ghana associated gas plans on hold as Ivory Coast verdict looms

Tullow’s exploration of the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme fields could be stymied if a ruling on a maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast does not go Ghana’s way.

19 September 2017
Nigerian LNG plant maintenance work

Energy sector uptick helps Nigeria limp out of recession

Nigeria has calmed the unrest in the Niger Delta, boosting its gas production.

11 September 2017

Ivory Coast presses on with power liberalisation

Baker Mckenzie’s Richard Mugni talks to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the progress of power market liberalisation in Ivory Coast and the challenges faced by investors.

29 August 2017

Pioneering Gunvor snags Fortuna FLNG volumes

The Swiss trading house’s plan to take the full output from the LNG plant is seen as a bold move by analysts.

22 August 2017

Ghana pipeline delays may stymie Sankofa

Delays mean gas from Eni’s Sankofa field is likely to arrive before Ghana’s pipelines and power projects are ready for it.

18 August 2017

Nigeria’s domestic upstream players face battle to survive

Indigenous firms are suffering from devalued assets amid low commodity prices, making service companies view them as debt risks.

14 August 2017

Cameroon’s Etinde partners agree to FLNG – sources

NewAge has reached an agreement with the government over how to use the gas from the offshore Etinde permit.

8 August 2017

Angola becoming no-go zone for upstream players

Angola is facing an exodus of upstream operators as a result of an uncertain economy and problems at Sonangol.

31 July 2017

Nigeria’s new gas policy could see pricing change

Gas prices for the Nigerian power sector could be market-led if the policy results in new legislation.

24 July 2017

Endeavor in arbitration with local partner over Songon

Endeavor and Starenergie dispute the validity of the joint development agreement for the power plant project.

13 July 2017

Eni starts up Sankofa, but Ghana power still in limbo

Ghana’s review process for its gas power projects could delay their startup dates even though feedstock will soon be available.

10 July 2017

Power price a problem for Nigerian small-scale LNG

It will be difficult for developers to move small-scale LNG projects forward in Nigeria unless the government raises energy tariffs.

5 July 2017

NLNG bill hangs in the balance as opposition grows

The threat of a revolt in Nigeria’s parliament could scupper new legislation designed to force Nigeria LNG to pay more tax.

29 June 2017

Vessel choice for Greater Tortue still under debate

Kosmos and BP have yet to decide whether their FLNG vessel will be a newbuild or a conversion.

26 June 2017

Nigerian discos go off grid in search of profit

Nigeria has set its electricity tariffs so low that distributors are saying they are unable to turn a profit, leaving them searching for alternatives

15 June 2017

New determination on South African gas power likely – NERSA

South Africa’s gas tender looks in doubt following a high court ruling calling for greater consultation on the country’s nuclear power programme.

12 June 2017

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