The Angola LNG plant. The facility is due to come back online by the end of the month. (BP plc) LNG

Angola LNG committed to restart by end-Sept

Angola LNG’s run of bad luck may finally be over, with maintenance at the plant due to be completed by the end of the month.

Quantum Power’s FSRU is expected to be installed in Takoradi. LNG

Ghana’s second FSRU to be installed at Takoradi

Ghana’s second FSRU project is likely to be installed near the power plants in the west of the country, the head of the downstream regulator has said.

Exploration & Production

Ivory Coast boosts gas production

United Arab Emirates-based Rak Petroleum has increased its daily gas output in Ivory Coast by 17% since last year.

27 September 2016 13:50 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African exports up as Medgaz volumes recover

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 1.4% week on week in Week 39, to 614.9 MMcm, as higher exports via Medgaz compensated for lower volumes elsewhere.

27 September 2016 8:29 GMT
Global Markets

Nigerian militants break ceasefire

Militants in the Niger Delta broke a ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government over the weekend, according to an official statement.

26 September 2016 14:12 GMT
Companies & Finance

Tunisia strikes deal with Petrofac protesters

Tunisia has reached a deal with protesters who have disrupted gas production by UK company Petrofac for months.

26 September 2016 14:03 GMT
Alternative Fuels

Eni to develop solar with Sonatrach

Italy’s Eni has signed an agreement with state-run Sonatrach to develop solar projects in Algeria.

23 September 2016 14:23 GMT
LNG

Algeria’s Skikda LNG back online

The 4.7 mtpa Skikda LNG plant in Algeria is back online after having been shut down for two months for maintenance. s

23 September 2016 14:22 GMT
Tunisians outside the UGTT Union marking the anniversary of the Arab Spring. (PA) Exploration & Production

Petrofac’s threats to quit Tunisia are getting old

After nine months of production stoppages in Chergui, Tunisia is scrambling to reverse Petrofac’s alleged decision to leave by striking a last-minute deal with the unions.

23 September 2016 11:36 GMT
LNG

Equatorial Guinea eyes Europe for Fortuna FLNG exports

Equatorial Guinea is targeting Europe as the next key market for LNG exports from its 2.2 mtpa offshore Fortuna FLNG plant.

22 September 2016 14:19 GMT
Exploration & Production

Algerian gas projects on course for 2017 startup – Sonatrach source

Several Algerian gas developments are on track to start producing in 2017, according to a source at Sonatrach.

21 September 2016 13:51 GMT
Global Markets

Nigeria to sue seven IOCS over crude exports

Nigeria has filed a suit to sue seven IOCs for illegally exporting crude oil to the United States between 2011 and 2014.

21 September 2016 13:49 GMT
Alternative Fuels

South Africa dismisses nuclear claims

South Africa’s energy ministry has dismissed claims that it has started its nuclear procurement programme.

20 September 2016 14:43 GMT
Companies & Finance

Job protests could drive Petrofac from Tunisia

Petrofac is threatening to leave Tunisia and end its investment in the country if protests over jobs are not stopped immediately.

20 September 2016 14:42 GMT
An Algerian gas well. The country’s domestic production is dropping. (Gazprom) Exploration & Production

Algeria looks to nuclear and shale for long term

Algeria’s dwindling gas production has encouraged it to consider nuclear and shale to generate electricity, but both would be challenging.

20 September 2016 13:24 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Medgaz-Spain export volumes drop on outage

Medgaz volumes from Algeria to Spain dropped by 10.9%, to 83.3 MMcm, last week after flows were halted between 11-14 September.

20 September 2016 8:09 GMT
Global Markets

Algeria will not raise gas prices again in 2016 – Sonelgas CEO

Mustapha Guitouni, chief executive of Algerian state-owned utility Sonelgaz, has said Algeria will not raise gas and electricity prices again this year.

19 September 2016 13:52 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Circle Oil reopens gas pipeline in Morocco after earthquake

Circle Oil has completed repairs to a gas pipeline in Morocco that was damaged by an earthquake near Kenitra.

19 September 2016 13:51 GMT
Hendrina coal power station. South Africa is trying to reduce its reliance on coal. (Eskom) Policy & Regulation

Mixed signals over South Africa nuclear deal

South Africa’s nuclear programme is making an uncertain start, already facing scrutiny over transparency, costs and environmental issues.

19 September 2016 12:27 GMT
Alternative Fuels

Zimbabwe’s Utopia considering solar power plant

Utopia, a Zimbabwe-based independent power producer, is mulling the installation of a 15 MW solar power plant.

16 September 2016 13:19 GMT
The Volta River Authority is struggling to pay Ghana Gas and other suppliers. (Ghana Gas) Supply & Demand

Unpaid gas bills hurt Ghanaian energy sector

Outstanding payments owed by Ghana’s largest state-owned utility are affecting the country’s entire energy sector.

16 September 2016 9:37 GMT
LNG

Nigeria LNG still committed to seventh train

Nigeria LNG is still committed to building a seventh train for the 22 mtpa Bonny export facility.

15 September 2016 13:57 GMT

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