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Ivory Coast fires energy minister

Ivory Coast’s energy minister, Thierry Tanoh, has been fired from his position after four years in the role

13 December 2018
BBLT platform in Block 14 off Angola Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas to play a growing role in Angola’s power sector

Angola’s gas-fired power plans may offer private players the chance to build their own facilities.

12 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Total acquires two blocks off Mauritania

Total has announced it has obtained two deepwater exploration and production blocks off Mauritania.

12 December 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African gas exports decline on all pipelines

Pipeline deliveries from North Africa to Europe fell by 6.1% in Week 49 as all four routes registered declines.

11 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Qatar Petroleum buys into Mozambican blocks

Qatar Petroleum has bought a 10% participating interest in three blocks in Mozambique

11 December 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Togo to receive up to 425 Mcm/d of gas via WAGP

Togo will receive supplies from the West African Gas Pipeline following a deal between Nigeria’s Axxela and the pipeline operating company

11 December 2018
A long line of electricity pylons stretches into the distance in Namibia LNG

Walvis Bay LNG import project reimagined

Xaris has redesigned its Namibian LNG-to-power plant to sell electricity to private players and for export.

11 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Eni strikes oil off Angola

Eni has announced it has struck oil 120 km off the coast of Angola in an area that had been deemed to be gas-prone.

10 December 2018
Alternative Fuels

Tullow looking for partner in Ghanaian block

Tullow Oil is looking for partners as part of a bid to acquire a new oil and gas block in Ghana

10 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Vantage Drilling hired for Cameroon well programme

Tower Resources has announced it has contracted Vantage Drilling International to provide drilling operations at the NJOM-3 well offshore Cameroon.

7 December 2018
Policy & Regulation

Ghana agrees new price for WAGP supplies

Ghana is understood to have signed a new lower tariff for gas transported from Nigeria on the West African Gas Pipeline

7 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Nigeria and Libya may be forced to join OPEC output cuts

Nigeria and Libya may be forced to cut their oil production in line with OPEC quotas

6 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Tlou completes top-hole drilling at Lesedi CBM project

Tlou Energy has successfully completed top-hole drilling for wells 3, 4 and 5 at its Lesedi CBM project in Botswana on schedule and within budget

5 December 2018
Companies & Finance

Ghana pays $150 mln of its WAGP debt

Ghana has paid $150 million of the $230 million it owes to the West African Gas Pipeline Co

5 December 2018
Pemba in Mozambique, the intended site of the country’s oil and gas logistics base. LNG

Mozambique LNG players on the clock to outline scale-up plans

Mozambique’s LNG operators have just over six years to submit plans for monetising the rest of the Rovuma Basin gas.

4 December 2018
Global Markets

Shell signs gas supply agreement with Nigeria power project

Shell has agreed to provide gas directly to the 140 MW Aba integrated gas power plant in Nigeria.

4 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Equinor ready for talks on Tanzania LNG project

Equinor and ExxonMobil will hold talks with the government of Tanzania on the development of a gas project in the country.

4 December 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Trans-Med drop drives decline in African gas exports

North African pipeline deliveries to Europe fell by 2.4% in Week 48, driven by a drop in volumes through the Trans-Med pipeline.

4 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Neptune’s Touat project due online early next year

Neptune Energy’s Touat gas development in Algeria is 93% complete, with first gas expected by the end of H1 2019.

3 December 2018
Companies & Finance

AfDB to fund power plant conversion in Senegal

The African Development Bank will lend Senegal XAF 33 billion to convert a heavy fuel oil power plant to run on gas.

3 December 2018

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