Pipelines, Storage & Power

Italian power sector demand boosts TransMed flows

The volume of North African pipeline gas delivered to Europe rose by 21% in Week 28 as a result of increased flows to Italy through the TransMed.

By Tom Hoskyns 18 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Aminex to submit Ntorya development plan in September

Aminex has announced that it will submit the development plan for the Ntorya field discovery to Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. in early September.

20 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Botswana delays request for proposals deadline for CBM

The government of Botswana has delayed the deadline for the submission of requests for proposals for the country’s 100 MW CBM-to-power project tender.

17 July 2017
LNG

Fortuna FLNG FID pushed back amid Ophir cutbacks

Ophir Energy has pushed back the expected FID date for its 2.2 mpta Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea.

13 July 2017
A power plant near Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (USAID) Companies & Finance

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
Supply & Demand

African exports down as Italian volumes resume decline

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 4.9% week on week in Week 27 as a result of reduced deliveries to Italy.

11 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Communities in Niger Delta challenge for oil block shares

Communities in the Gbaramatu district in the Niger Delta are demanding shares in an oil block owned by Nigerian company Neconde Energy and state-owned Nigerian National Oil Corp.

10 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Solo Oil and Baker Hughes-McDermott JV to undertake gas study in Tanzania

UK-based Solo Oil and IO Oil & Gas Consulting are to undertake a gas commercialisation study in Tanzania on the Ntorya field in the Rovuma acreage.

10 July 2017
Part of Ghana’s Jubilee project. (Ghana Gas) Pipelines, Storage & Power

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
Policy & Regulation

Mozambique considers revision of 2014 petroleum law

The government of Mozambique is considering revising its petroleum law from 2014 amid uncertainty over the role of the regulator.

7 July 2017
A drillship off the coast of Mozambique. (Cove Energy) LNG

Is Qatar’s new wave of LNG intended to swamp Mozambique?

Qatar and ExxonMobil may be using their market dominance to slow down the giant LNG projects planned for the east coast of Africa.

7 July 2017
Companies & Finance

PetroSA appoints interim board amid turmoil

South African state-owned oil company PetroSA has appointed a new interim board following the resignations of six board members last month.

6 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Nigeria passes National Gas Policy

Nigeria has passed its National Gas Policy, which the government hopes will open up the gas sector.

6 July 2017
The Discoverer Americas drillship off Tanzania. (Paul Joynson-Hicks/AP/Staoil) Policy & Regulation

New legislation could cripple Tanzanian LNG

Laws that allow contracts to be renegotiated and ban arbitration in international courts could kill off the prospects for LNG projects in Tanzania.

6 July 2017
Construction work at Greenville LNG, Nigeria. (Greenville LNG) LNG

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
Companies & Finance

Shell and Yara sign Mozambique fertiliser MOU

Shell and fertiliser giant Yara have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a fertiliser plant in Mozambique.

4 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Tanzania passes contract negotiation laws

Tanzania has passed two laws that will allow the government to force energy and mining companies to renegotiate existing contracts on projects in the country.

4 July 2017
Supply & Demand

Recovery in Italian volumes sees African exports grow

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 16.7% week on week in Week 26 as deliveries to Italy bounced back to hit their highest levels for six weeks.

4 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell and Ophir face Tanzania legal issues

Tanzanian businessman Moto Mabanga has filed a lawsuit against Shell and Ophir Energy claiming he was unlawfully expelled from an exploration deal in southern Tanzania.

3 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Tanzania submits bills for contract renegotiations

The government of Tanzania has submitted three bills to the country’s parliament that would allow the government to renegotiate energy contracts.

30 June 2017
Exploration & Production

BP exits 50% interest offshore southern Angola

BP has decided to exit its 50% interest in Block 24/11 offshore southern Angola.

30 June 2017

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