Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lower exports to Spain balanced by Italian gains

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.2% in Week 20 as a result of reduced deliveries to Spain.

By Verity Ratcliffe 23 May 2017
The reappointment of Diezani Alison-Madueke as energy minister is likely to have been viewed positively by foreign oil and gas firms. (PA) LNG

Brass open for EPC bids but challenges remain

There is movement at the proposed Brass LNG terminal, but can the development realistically get off the ground?

9 August 2011
Exploration & Production

BP joins Petrobras in Namibian offshore exploration

UK major BP has farmed into an offshore block in Namibia, giving further proof that the area is one of the industry’s most promising new frontier territories.

8 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Ethiopian investment to go ahead despite threats

Chinese group PetroTrans is ploughing ahead with its investment plans in Ethiopia despite a warning from an insurgent group that the money invested will go towards arming pro-government militias.

4 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Namibian farm-out progresses

The first stage of a farm-out process that has seen international oil companies and national oil companies express an interest in the Namibian offshore has been completed.

3 August 2011
Companies & Finance

Tullow lists on Ghana stock exchange

Shares in UK-based explorer and producer Tullow Oil have listed on the Ghanaian stock exchange. Tullow’s shares rose after listing on Wednesday morning.

27 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Future for shale gas in South Africa ‘uncertain’ as government ban remains

The South African energy ministry has given “no indication” of when the moratorium on shale drilling in the Karoo Basin will be lifted, Daniel Mikes, a sedimentologist in the department of Earth Sciences at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University told Interfax exclusively.

25 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Ethiopia awards blocks to Chinese company

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy last week awarded the Calub and Hilala gas fields, as well as four exploration blocks to Chinese company, PetroTrans.

25 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Saipem to build new Niger Delta pipeline in Nigeria

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem has signed a deal with Nigeria’s Shell Petroleum Development Company for the construction of a pipeline that will carry supplies from the Niger Delta, Saipem announced today.

25 July 2011
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in happier times, meeting in August 2010 in Rome. (PA) Supply & Demand

Ready to dump long-time European partners, Gaddafi courts new allies

As the conflict continues in Libya, existing contracts for oil and gas are being torn up, and new relationships are being forged.

25 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Victoria Oil & Gas ‘wrong’ over Logbaba seizure - partner

Victoria Oil & Gas has “no right” to claim RSM Production’s 38% stake in the Logbaba gas project in Cameroon, RSM owner Jack Grynberg told Interfax on Tuesday.

19 July 2011
Pessimism abounds as to whether Goodluck Jonathan can deliver on his campaign promises in the run-up to last April's presidential elections. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigeria’s pipe dreams

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan has been talking up his gas plans for the country, including various pipeline projects. Ian Lewis considers the challenges that face his projects.

18 July 2011

Germany looks to Nigerian LNG

Germany wants to become more active in Nigeria’s LNG industry, the country’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

15 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Repsol secures Tunisia blocks for seismic work

Spain’s RepsolYPF has secured the right to shoot seismic across three blocks in Tunisia, its first investment in the North African country.

7 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Mirror image

A report released on 30 June, suggested that the Namibian offshore could mirror Brazil’s offshore Santos Basin. James Batty considers the implications of the discovery.

4 July 2011
Exploration & Production

‘Big players’ interested in Namibian offshore licence

Several “big players” are interested in farming into the Namibian offshore licence 0010, a person familiar with the negotiations told Interfax on Thursday.

30 June 2011
Exploration & Production

‘No timeframe’ on lifting South African shale moratorium

“I can’t give a timeframe,” on when the moratorium will be lifted on shale gas drilling in the Karoo Basin, South Africa’s Minister of Energy Elizabeth Dipuo Peters told Interfax.

29 June 2011
Companies & Finance

CNPC signs MOU with Sudan on gas cooperation

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sudan on furthering gas co-operation, Xinhua news agency reported today.

29 June 2011

Team works on Mozambique LNG plan

Anadarko Petroleum has mobilised a team to look into developing an LNG project in Mozambique, its partner in the country, Cove Energy said in a statement yesterday.

28 June 2011
Ubungo Power Plant in Tanzania. Songas is investing heavily in the east Africa region. (Songas) LNG

Interview: Songas' Chris Ford

Chris Ford, MD of Songas talks to Interfax exclusively about the role Globeleq has played in East Africa and the opportunity for investment in the region.

27 June 2011
Companies & Finance

Gas Natural and Sonatrach reach agreement

Spanish utility Gas Natural has agreed to pay Algeria’s Sonatrach $1.89 billion to resolve a dispute over gas prices through the Maghreb-Europe pipeline.

16 June 2011

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