Africa

A Mauritanian solar plant Alternative Fuels

Algeria gets realistic about renewables

Algeria has recently talked up its plans to increase its renewable power capacity, but there are signs its interest is starting to wane.

24 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Libya considers intervention in Total bid for Waha concessions

Libya is considering whether to intervene in Total’s deal to buy Marathon Oil’s stake in the country’s Waha concessions.

24 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Trans-Med volumes boost pipeline supplies to Europe

Deliveries from Algeria to Italy offset a decline in gas transit to Spain last week, with exports up by 1.8% overall.

24 April 2018
Global Markets

Central African states struggle with hydrocarbon dependence

Central Africa continued to suffer from a regional recession in 2017, with GDP falling by 0.1%, principally as a result of low oil prices.

23 April 2018
Macky Sall, president of Senegal Exploration & Production

Golar wins Tortue FLNG amid unitisation uncertainty

The selection of an FLNG provider for the West African project is a welcome boost for the venture, but some questions remain.

23 April 2018
Exploration & Production

SDX Energy discovers more gas in Morocco

SDX Energy has discovered gas at its LNB-1 exploration well in the Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco.

20 April 2018
LNG

Golar LNG to provide FLNG vessel on Tortue/Ahmeyim project

Golar LNG will provide an FLNG vessel for BP’s Phase 1A project at the Tortue/Ahmeyim field, offshore Mauritania and Senegal

20 April 2018
Global Markets

World Bank expects gas to boost growth in Angola

The World Bank has said it expects Angola’s economy to improve this year, partly as a result of the country’s rising gas production

19 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Interpose Holdings acquires Zimbabwe gas condensate project

Australia’s Interpose Holdings has purchased an 80% operating stake in the onshore Cahora Bassa Basin project in Zimbabwe

19 April 2018
Companies & Finance

Dangote to convert Tanzanian cement plant to run on gas

Dangote Cement plans to convert its Tanzanian plant to use gas by the end of May

18 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Eni planning major investment in Algeria – Descalzi

Eni plans to invest “billions” in Algeria over the next three years, Reuters has reported the company’s chief executive as saying

18 April 2018
LNG

Delays to first cargo from Cameroon FLNG

The first shipment from the Cameroon FLNG project may be delayed until at least 22-23 April and possibly until the end of this month

17 April 2018
Companies & Finance

Eni and Sonatrach reinforce ties

Algerian NOC Sonatrach and Italian major Eni have signed a series of joint development agreements,

17 April 2018
Angolan President João Lourenço at his inauguration in 2017 Exploration & Production

Angola fires first salvo of petroleum reforms

The first significant piece of legislation passed under Angola's new president will speed up the country's licensing process.

17 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Spain offsets fall in Italy’s African pipeline gas imports

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.1% week on week in Week 15, to 634.8 MMcm.

17 April 2018
Policy & Regulation

Niger Delta communities urge Buhari not to ratify PIGB

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s Delta state have urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to ratify the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

16 April 2018
LNG

Kenya mulls Mozambique LNG imports

Kenyan power sector representatives are discussing the possibility of importing Mozambican LNG

16 April 2018
Exploration & Production

TechnipFMC awarded BP FPSO FEED contract in western Africa

TechnipFMC has been awarded a FEED contract by BP for the FPSO serving the IOC’s Tortue/Ahmeyim LNG development

16 April 2018
LNG

Djibouti LNG to bring $1 bln in revenue for Ethiopia in first year – minister

The Djibouti LNG project is expected to generate nearly $1 billion of export revenue for Ethiopia in its first year of operation.

12 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Ghana plans first exploration licensing round in Q4 2018

Ghana will launch its first exploration licensing round later this year.

12 April 2018

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