Anadarko and the other shareholders in Mozambique‘s Offshore Area 1 are waiting on key approvals. (Anadarko) LNG

Key approvals still pending for Mozambique LNG

Anadarko hopes its Mozambique LNG resettlement plan will be put to the Council of Ministers next week.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli made repeated calls to speed up the review process for the project site. (PA) LNG

Tanzanian government eyes FEED on LNG plant 'soon'

The authorities are confident FEED is about to begin on Tanzania’s LNG plant, but reports of FID within three years are likely exaggerated.

LNG

Höegh LNG to install FSRU at Ghana’s Accra port

Norway-based Höegh LNG has been awarded a contract to install an FSRU at Ghana’s Accra port.

2 December 2016
LNG

Companies vie for Rovuma gas projects

A total of 14 companies are interested in developing domestic gas projects in Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin.

1 December 2016
Alternative Fuels

Eni and Tunisia sign renewable development agreement

Eni has signed an agreement with Tunisia to cooperate on the development of renewable energy projects.

30 November 2016
Alternative Fuels

Nigeria and General Electric sign solar power deal

Nigeria’s Northern States Governors’ Forum and United States-based General Electric have signed a memorandum of understanding to build five solar power plants.

29 November 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Falling Italian imports cut North African pipeline gas

Reduced exports through the Trans-Med and GreenStream pipelines contributed to a 0.8% drop in North African flows to Europe last week.

29 November 2016
Companies & Finance

Eni and Sonatrach to cooperate on gas supply and renewables

Sonatrach and Italian energy company Eni have reached a long-term agreement to cooperate on gas supply contracts and to promote and develop renewables.

28 November 2016
LNG

Tunisia may start importing LNG

Tunisian Electricity and Gas Co. is considering importing LNG, according to local media reports

28 November 2016
Supply & Demand

Eni and Sonatrach sign cooperation agreement

Italian supermajor Eni and Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach have signed a cooperation agreement for upstream developments and gas supply.

25 November 2016
LNG

Total to operate Ivory Coast LNG terminal

French supermajor Total will become the operator of the Ivory Coast LNG terminal, the company reported on Friday.

25 November 2016
Site of the proposed Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project. Other EAPP projects are facing delays. (Rusumo Project) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Cracks begin to show in Eastern Africa Power Pool

The plan to link up the electricity grids of East African countries is facing obstacles that could cause serious delays to construction.

25 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

South Africa opens energy plan for public consultation

The South African government will open its Integrated Energy Plan up for public consultation, the country has announced.

24 November 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Zimbabwe’s ZESA warns of power shortages

ZESA Holdings, Zimbabwe’s state-owned energy distribution company, has warned that the country faces huge power shortages.

24 November 2016
Companies & Finance

Tanzania gets renewable energy funding from France

Tanzania has signed a credit agreement worth $11.84 million with the French Development Agency to develop renewable energy projects.

23 November 2016
Shell’s Bonga FPSO. Few other Nigerian projects are expected to be released for tendering next year, if any. (Shell) Exploration & Production

Nigeria set for a slow year in 2017

Investment in Nigeria has suffered severely from militant activity this year, and the climate will not improve next year unless the situation changes significantly.

23 November 2016
A Sonatrach rig in Algeria. Experts say the company will have to step up its exploration efforts. (Sonatrach) Exploration & Production

Woodmac confident Algerian projects will go ahead

Existing partnerships and greater involvement by state-run Sonatrach are expected to keep Algeria’s gas production ticking over.

23 November 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Strong Italian demand boosts TransMed volumes

North African pipeline deliveries to Europe rose by 2.6% in Week 47 as a result of strong demand caused by low temperatures

22 November 2016
LNG

Eni board approves Coral South investment plan

The board of directors for Italian supermajor Eni has approved the investment plan for the first development phase of Coral South,

18 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Nigeria to repay oil majors for $5.1 billion in debts

Nigeria has reached a deal to repay $5.1 billion in unpaid bills to oil majors, $1.7 billion less than what it owes, Reuters reported on Thursday.

18 November 2016
Tullow’s Ngamia rig, Kenya. Tullow interprets local content as employment for Kenyans. (Tullow Oil) Policy & Regulation

IOCs chew on Kenya’s local content bill

A lack of clarity surrounding Kenya’s proposed local content law is causing concern and confusion among IOCs operating in the country.

18 November 2016
Global Markets

Angola’s public debt to surpass 70% of GDP – IMF

Angola’s public debt is set to rise above 70% of GDP as low oil prices continue to bite.

17 November 2016

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