Ubungo gas-fired power plant in Tanzania. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power Africa provides welcome boost for gas

Gas is the clear winner from Power Africa so far, with nearly two-thirds of capacity developed under the initiative being gas-fired.

By Ian Nkala 21 September 2017
Global Markets

Morocco interested in power project cooperation with Russia – Novak

Morocco is interested in cooperating with Russia to build gas-fired power plants and power supply networks, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said.

22 September 2017
LNG

Angola LNG signs supply contract with Glencore

Angola LNG has signed a multi-year LNG supply contract with European trader Glencore.

21 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Sasol writes off $900 million black economic empowerment debt

South Africa's Sasol will write off $900 million of debt used for a black economic empowerment scheme in 2008.

20 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Sonatrach to boost Hassi Messaoud output by 10 MMcm/d

Algeria’s Sonatrach plans to increase the output of the country’s Hassi Messaoud gas field by 10 million cubic metres per day.

19 September 2017
LNG

Ghana signs 12-year LNG supply deal with Gazprom

Ghana National Petroleum Corp. has signed an agreement with Gazprom for LNG supplies over a 12-year period starting in 2019.

19 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Algeria must reform its oil and gas laws – Sonatrach CEO

Sonatrach’s chief executive has called on Algeria’s government to reform the laws governing the oil and gas industry.

19 September 2017
The Kwame Nkrumah FPSO, offshore Ghana Exploration & Production

Ghana associated gas plans on hold as Ivory Coast verdict looms

Tullow’s exploration of the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme fields could be stymied if a ruling on a maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast does not go Ghana’s way.

19 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

GreenStream and Maghreb-Europe growth offsets falls

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 3.9% week on week in Week 37, to 505.1 MMcm.

19 September 2017
Seismic survey vessel Exploration & Production

PetroSA’s Russian connection causes a stir

A $400 million exploration deal between Rosgeo and PetroSA has caused some surprise but could prove a lifeline for South Africa’s beleaguered NOC.

18 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Wentworth on track to sell Moz gas block share

Wentworth Resources is on schedule to sell an 85% stake in the onshore Tembo gas block in northern Mozambique.

14 September 2017
LNG

Ophir focused on Fortuna FID in 2017

Ophir Energy is targeting an FID on the Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea before the end of the year.

14 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pipeline sabotage hits Libya’s Wafa field output

The sabotage of a gas pipeline in Libya has hit production from the Wafa field.

12 September 2017
LNG

MOU signed for logistics hub in northern Mozambique

A memorandum of understanding has been signed to establish a logistics hub at the northern Mozambique port of Mocimboa da Praia.

12 September 2017
LNG

Angola LNG and RWE sign gas supply deal

Angola LNG has signed an agreement to supply LNG to European trader RWE Supply & Trading.

12 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline volumes to Europe fall by 12%

Pipeline gas exports from North Africa to Europe were down to 486 MMcm last week as Italian deliveries dropped.

12 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shell to sign Nigeria gas pipeline deal with local partner

Shell is set to sign an agreement to develop gas pipeline infrastructure in Nigeria.

11 September 2017
Nigerian LNG plant maintenance work Supply & Demand

Energy sector uptick helps Nigeria limp out of recession

Nigeria has calmed the unrest in the Niger Delta, boosting its gas production.

11 September 2017
Global Markets

Angola’s MPLA wins election

Angola’s ruling MPLA party has been declared the winner in the country’s August election.

8 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Aminex submits Ntorya field development plan

UK company Aminex has filed its development plan for the Ntorya field in Tanzania.

7 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Eni selects Saipem to supply drillship for Rabat Deep well

Eni has selected Saipem to supply an ultra-deepwater drillship to drill a well in the Rabat Deep offshore Morocco.

7 September 2017

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