Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has attempted to placate militants in the Niger Delta. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Small investors wait for PIB to calm Nigerian violence

Nigeria has attempted to calm militants in the Niger Delta, but more needs to be done to reassure companies working there.

By Miriam Malek 24 April 2017
Global Markets

African growth to recover, but slower than expected – World Bank

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is set to recover in 2017 following the region’s worst year in two decades in 2016, according to the World Bank.

20 April 2017
LNG

Tanzania LNG draft host government agreement ready

The Tanzanian government and stakeholders in the Tanzania LNG export project have drafted a host government agreement.

19 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline volumes continue to drop

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 4.8% in Week 15 from the previous week, to 683.2 MMcm, as a result of lower deliveries of Algerian gas to Italy.

18 April 2017
Global Markets

Nigeria sets up committee to investigate Malabu oil deal

Nigeria has set up a committee in its lower house of parliament to investigate an oil deal involving Malabu Oil and Gas.

13 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Libya’s NOC lifts force majeure at Wafa field

Libya’s NOC has lifted the force majeure on production from the Wafa field in the west of the country.

13 April 2017
Hassi Mouinas gas drilling, Algeria. Investing in rewneables could free up more gas for export to Europe. (Statoil) Companies & Finance

EU wants role in Algeria’s energy transformation

EU investment in Algeria could be key to freeing up more gas for export, but a more stable regulatory framework may be needed first.

13 April 2017
Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria. An FID for the plant’s seventh train is due in 2020. (Shell) LNG

Talks begin on Nigeria LNG Train 7 volumes

Representatives from Nigeria LNG have met IOCs to discuss the sale of volumes from the planned 4.3 mtpa seventh train at Bonny Island.

13 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell admits dealing with money launderer in Nigeria

Shell has admitted it dealt with a convicted money launderer over Nigeria’s OPL 245 oilfield.

11 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline volumes drop 11%

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell to 718 MMcm in Week 14 from as volumes declined on all routes.

11 April 2017
Companies & Finance

Wentworth updates Tanzania and Mozambique operations

Wentworth’s Q1 2017 gas production figures for Tanzania were within company estimates of 1.1-1.4 million cubic metres per day.

10 April 2017
Tullow operations in Ghana. The company left Banda to focus on fields in Ghana. (Tullow Oil) Exploration & Production

Mauritania to launch Banda field auction in H2

Mauritania hopes to auction off its Banda gas field in H2 but may need to sweeten the deal if it is to attract investors.

7 April 2017
Companies & Finance

Former Nigerian oil minister charged with corruption

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former oil minister, has been charged with money laundering.

6 April 2017
LNG

FID postponed on Mozambique LNG till Q2 2018

An FID on Anadarko’s 12 mtpa LNG project in Mozambique is now not expected until Q2 2018, according to one of the project’s shareholders.

5 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Eni and Libya National Oil Corp. strike oil and gas near Bahr Essalam

Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corp. have made a gas and oil discovery in the Tripoli-Sabratah Basin, 5 km north of the Bahr Essalam development.

5 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kenyan power demand to grow nearly 8% by 2027

Kenya’s electricity demand is set to grow by 7.9% over the next 10 years, the Daily Nation has reported, quoting BMI Research.

4 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Labour disputes disrupt GreenStream gas exports

GreenStream delivered 60.4% less gas than the previous week as a result of the disruption.

4 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Nigeria reduces gas flaring by 26%

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. has reduced gas flaring by 26% over the past 10 years.

3 April 2017
Companies & Finance

Total finalises Gapco acquisition

France’s Total has finalised its acquisition of Gulf Africa Petroleum’s East Africa assets.

31 March 2017
Nigeria’s Bonny Island LNG plant. The country’s proposed Brass facility has run into problems. (Shell) LNG

Nigeria’s Brass LNG project faces restructure

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s proposed Brass LNG plant will need to reallocate Conoco’s old shares in the project before they can revive the venture.

31 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Algeria offers prospecting licences to IOCs

Algeria's oil and gas licensing agency will commission two studies to assess prospectivity in the north and south of the country, which it hopes will de-risk the acreage and convince IOCs to invest.

31 March 2017

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