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Second force majeure of 2013 declared at Nigeria LNG
Yet another force majeure has been declared on feedgas supplies to the Nigeria LNG liquefaction facility, cutting output by around 50%, operator Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria announced this week.
Heritage Oil begins seismic work over Tuyuwopi structure
Heritage Oil has said it has begun seismic work over the Tuyuwopi structure – which it acquired as part of…
Afren produces average of 4,483 boe/d from CI-11 field in Ivory Coast
UK group Afren reported an average gross production of 4,483 boe/d in the first three months of the year from…
Petrofac to return to In Salah south field in H2
UK-listed services group Petrofac has said employees will return to the In Salah south field development in H2 2013, after…
Lake Tanganyika block offered in bid round after Total talks fail
The North Lake Tanganyika block in Tanzania is set to be offered in the country’s upcoming fourth licensing round, even though Total was on the verge of being awarded the licence earlier this year.
Northern unrest and southern threats in Nigeria
Fighting involving Islamist insurgents in the north and threats from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta in the south are yet to directly impact the gas industry.
BP to start deepwater drilling off Libyan coast
BP plans to start deepwater drilling off the coast of Libya in October, as part of a $2 billion offshore…
Sonatrach to pay out over gas price dispute with Edison
Edison will pay a lower price for the gas it receives from Algeria’s Sonatrach after a panel of international arbitrators ruled in favour of the Italian energy company last week.
WAGP misses restart deadline
The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) has missed a restart deadline and is unlikely to start normal operations before next month.
UK bank to lead Nigerian power project financing
Nigerian power company Azura Power West Africa has mandated UK-based Standard Chartered Bank to help it find funding for a new $700 million gas-fired power project near Benin City.
Trying times for Algeria and Sonatrach
With the In Amenas hostage crisis being followed by allegations of corruption, Algeria’s energy sector has had a tough first half of the year.
African LNG exports set to rise in coming months
The force majeure at Nigeria LNG has been terminated, more than two months after a gas leak disrupted feedstock gas deliveries to the Shell-operated facility, a company spokesman has confirmed.
BG preparing to submit Tanzania LNG plant location proposal
BG Group will submit a proposal for the location of an LNG plant in Tanzania in “the next month or…
Gas to close Tanzania supply deficit – World Bank
Tanzania will close its electricity supply gap with gas-fired power by the end of 2014, the World Bank’s Tanzania Country Manager Phillipe Dongier tells Interfax.
PetroTrans bullish on Ethiopian arbitration
PetroTrans expects its rights to the Calub and Hilala gas fields to be “fully restored” after initiating arbitration proceedings against the Ethiopian government.