Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lower Italian deliveries cut Africa-Europe pipeline flows

North African pipeline exports to Europe dropped by 3.4% week on week in Week 25 as deliveries to Italy continued to fall.

By Verity Ratcliffe 27 June 2017
Companies & Finance

IMF approves Cameroon loan

The International Monetary Fund has approved a loan of $666 million to Cameroon.

27 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Aker Solutions wins Coral FLNG contract

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract to deliver three umbilical tubes and associated equipment for the Coral FLNG project in Mozambique.

26 June 2017
The launch of the hull for Shell’s Prelude FLNG vessel. (Shell) LNG

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
LNG

Ghana signs MOU for LNG from Equatorial Guinea

Ghana has signed a memorandum of understanding to take supplies of LNG from Equatorial Guinea.

23 June 2017
Anadarko operations off the Mozambican coast. The company plans to base an onshore site at Afungi. (Anadarko) LNG

Marine agreements bring Moz LNG FID closer

After months of locking heads with Eni and Anadarko, Mozambique has finally approved the Rovuma Basin marine concession agreements.

23 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Tlou generates first power from CBM in Botswana

Australia’s Tlou Energy has successfully produced power using gas from CBM reserves in Botswana, the company has announced.

22 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

Rosatom signs MOU on nuclear power with Sudan

Russia’s Rosatom has signed a memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation on nuclear power with Sudan.

20 June 2017
Global Markets

Sonatrach picks Dodsal for EPC on Algerian gas facility

Algeria’s Sonatrach has selected Dubai-based Dodsal Group for an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth $1.1 billion.

20 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Italian volumes fall as Spanish deliveries rebound

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 2.9% week on week in Week 24, driven by lower deliveries to Italy.

20 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Tunisian El-Kamour protesters agree deal to end blockade

Protesters at the El-Kamour oil and gas pumping station in Tunisia have struck an agreement with the government to end the blockade of the plant.

19 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

WAPCo could buy gas from Dangote refinery

The West Africa Pipeline Co. is considering buying gas from the Dangote refinery in Nigeria to pipe to customers in Ghana and Benin

16 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Development Bank of South Africa to help finance Mozambique import study

The Development Bank of South Africa will help finance a feasibility study on building a pipeline to import gas from Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin into South Africa

15 June 2017
Construction of the Azura-Edo IPP in Nigeria. The country’s utilites are struggling with low tariffs. (Azura Power) Policy & Regulation

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
Exploration & Production

Wentworth begins farm-in process in northern Mozambique

Wentworth Resources has started the process to farm into the Tembo 1 gas asset in the Rovuma Basin in northern Mozambique.

14 June 2017
Global Markets

IMF tells ZESA to reform debt collection system

The International Monetary Fund has expressed concern for a plan by the government of Zimbabwe to clear up to $600 million in debts.

13 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

Engie, Elektra sign Ghana wind project

France’s Engie and African developer Eleqtra have signed an agreement to develop a wind project in Ghana.

13 June 2017
South Africa’s Karoo national park. The country aims to develop shale gas there. (Flickr/flowcomm) Policy & Regulation

Policy limbo could lose gas game for South Africa

South Africa’s energy policy is stagnating while its neighbours are pushing forward with producing gas and LNG.

13 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Spanish volumes cut African pipeline deliveries

North African pipeline gas exports to Europe fell by 1.7% in Week 23 from a week earlier as a result of lower deliveries to Spain.

13 June 2017
A South African nuclear plant. The country’s procurement programme has caused controversy. (© jbdodane.com) Policy & Regulation

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
Exploration & Production

Sound Energy starts testing Koba 1 well in Morocco

Sound Energy has started testing the Koba 1 well at the company’s Sidi Moktar concession onshore Morocco, the company said in a statement.

12 June 2017

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