A South African coal-fired power plant. The IPP tender for gas-fired power in the country has hit snags. (Eskom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

An LNG-to-power tender, South African style

South Africa’s gas-fired IPP tender will open up a new market to LNG and power developers – and with that, some new challenges.

By Leigh Elston 27 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Algeria reviewing its gas contracts

Algeria is reviewing its long-term gas contracts with the intention of using a mix of spot and long-term contracts to get the best deals, Sonatrach’s chief executive says.

27 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Sasol finds oil during Mozambique gas exploration

South Africa-based Sasol has found oil in Mozambique after initially exploring for gas.

27 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Total divests mature oilfields in Gabon

Total is continuing its divestment plan with an agreement signed on Monday to sell stakes in mature oilfields in Gabon to Perenco.

27 February 2017
LNG

Vitol buys Angolan LNG cargo

Vitol has bought an LNG shipment from Angola's Soyo production facility following a tender.

24 February 2017
Pade Durotoye (second left), of Oando Energy Resources, is hoping to see debts written off. (Oando) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigerian power discos hope for debt write-off

Nigerian power distibutors are caught in a debt cycle as legacy debts and non-payment by customers have left them struggling to pay generators

24 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Sonangol and Chevron to discuss tax terms

Angolan state-owned oil company Sonangol is in talks to discuss revising tax terms for United States major Chevron.

23 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Tanzanian scientists warn against lake exploration

A group of Tanzanian scientists have issued a warning against oil and gas exploration in Lake Tanganyika.

23 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Building work restarts on Libya’s Ubari gas-fired power plant

Construction has restarted on the Ubari gas-fired power plant in Libya.

23 February 2017
Power lines near Sasolburg. South Africa hopes to support LNG-to-power projects. (John Hogg, World Bank) LNG

Delays worry bidders in South Africa’s gas IPP tender

Further delays are expected on South Africa’s gas IPP, which may be scaring off some of the tender’s smaller bidders.

23 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Fugro will study Kenyan seabed for Shell

Netherlands-based geotechnical surveying company Fugro has been selected to carry out seabed studies for Shell/BG Kenya

22 February 2017
Supply & Demand

African pipeline exports to Europe hold steady

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.7% in Week 7 from the previous week, to 965.9 million cubic metres.

21 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Chariot wins 75% stake in Kenitra offshore permit

Chariot Oil & Gas has been awarded a 75% interest in the Kenitra offshore exploration permit in Morocco.

20 February 2017
Companies & Finance

Sound Energy acquires eastern Morocco assets

Sound Energy has signed a binding agreement to acquire all of Oil & Gas Investment Fund’s oil and gas assets in eastern Morocco.

20 February 2017
Companies & Finance

Ex-Sonangol chief executive charged with bribery

The former chief executive of Angolan state oil and gas company Sonangol has been charged with corruption and laundering by a Portuguese court.

17 February 2017
Conflict flared in August 2016 when Starenergie signed an EPC contract with China Energy Engineering Corp. without permission from Endeavor Energy. (Starenergie2073) Global Markets

Endeavor Energy stands firm in Ivory Coast

Endeavor Energy and Starenergie 2073, partners in the Songon power plant in Ivory Coast, are struggling over their rights to the project.

16 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Tlou increases Botswana CBM estimates

Australia’s Tlou Energy has announced a significant increase in the estimated reserves of CBM in Botswana.

15 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Uganda fleshes out renewables framework

The Ugandan government is planning to boost the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix.

14 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline exports to Europe bounce back

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 3.7% week on week, to 973.2 million cubic metres, after having fallen by 3.7% the previous week.

14 February 2017
LNG bunkering in Rostock. Facilities in Africa could fill customer’s tanks before they enter ECAs. (Gazprom) Gas for Transport

LNG bunkering sector could spread to South Africa

South Africa’s position at a concentration point for marine traffic could provide investors with an opportunity to install LNG bunkering to serve ships bound for Europe.

13 February 2017
Alternative Fuels

Zuma reiterates South Africa’s renewables commitment

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has reiterated the government’s plans to invest in renewable energy.

10 February 2017

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