Anadarko operations off the Mozambican coast. The company plans to base an onshore site at Afungi. (Anadarko) LNG

Marine agreements bring Moz LNG FID closer

After months of locking heads with Eni and Anadarko, Mozambique has finally approved the Rovuma Basin marine concession agreements.

By Leigh Elston 23 June 2017
A pro-Gadhafi fighter holds a poster of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi as black plume of smoke rises from a burning oil refinery. (PA) Exploration & Production

Libya’s gas prospects look rosier than oil

As Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is deposed, oil and gas companies start looking to the future. Analysts point out that gas production could restart quicker than oil.

6 September 2011
Exploration & Production

No link with Ogaden unrest in Ethiopia, PetroTrans

China’s PetroTrans has denied any involvement in alleged skirmishes between the Ethiopian government and rebel fighters over exploration licences in the Ogaden region.

5 September 2011
BP is monitoring the situation in Libya and the company is unsure exactly when operations will resume. (PA) Exploration & Production

BP cautious about return to Libya

BP halted all drilling activities at Libya’s offshore Sirte Basin following the outbreak of civil war in February, but with the rebels now victorious, the company is plotting the resumption of its $900 million exploration programme.

1 September 2011
LNG

Ghana launches floating LNG feasibility study tender

Ghana is looking to import LNG by as early as 2013 and has launched a tender for a floating storage and re-gasification unit feasibility study.

1 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Ghana approves $3 billion Chinese loan after parliamentary deliberation

The Ghanaian government has approved a $3 billion loan from China Development Bank on 29 August, after several days of parliamentary deliberation.

30 August 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algeria’s gas will fuel Morocco’s power stations

Starting in September, Algeria’s Sonatrach has agreed to supply 640 thousand cubic metres per year (Mcm/d) of gas from the Hassi R’mel field to the Aïn Beni Mathar and the Tahaddart power stations in Morocco.

30 August 2011
Supply & Demand

Algeria under pressure to review its gas export plans

As one of Europe’s three top natural gas suppliers, the economic and political situation in Algeria could adversely impact its gas exports to the continent.

30 August 2011
LNG

Kribi gas-fired power plant in Cameroon nears financial close

US-based power company AES Corporation is aiming to reach financial close on its 216 megawatt Kribi combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Cameroon in September.

26 August 2011
LNG

KivuWatt gas plant in Rwanda secures $91 million financing

New York-based power company ContourGlobal has secured a $91.25 million loan for the development of the first phase of its KivuWatt integrated gas project in Rwanda.

26 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Experts warn of major fallout for Russian companies in Libya

As preparations for a new order in Libya intensify, Russian oil and gas companies are at risk of being ousted from the country, with contracts either annulled or renegotiated in favour of American and European companies.

24 August 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni confident that Libyan contracts are solid - CEO

Italy’s Eni has been in almost daily contact with Libya’s Transitional National Council (TNC) since April and is confident that its oil and gas contracts in the country will remain solid, although there are concerns in the near-future about re-starting operations, Paolo Scaroni, the company’s CEO, told an Italian newspaper today.

24 August 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni eyes return to Libya, but gas exports still months away

As Muammar Gaddafi’s defeat appears to draw closer, Italian major Eni is said to be sending its oil and gas workforce back to Libya and preparing to resume operations.

23 August 2011
Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, and Ghana's counterpart John Evans Atta Mills walk together to review a guard of honour. The Ghanian government has agreed to borrow around $800 million from the state-owned China Development Bank (CDB) to develop the country’s gas infrastructure. (PA) Supply & Demand

Chinese loan aims to kick-start Ghana’s gas sector

The China Development Bank has loaned Ghana $800 million to develop its gas infrastructure but, with the size and accessibility of the African country’s reserves still unknown, this is likely to be

23 August 2011
Companies & Finance

Ghanaian parliament set to debate $3 billion loan from China Development Bank

Parliament in Ghana today will debate whether to accept a $3 billion loan from the China Development Bank (CBD).

22 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Anadarko Mozambique gas discovery supports LNG plans

US oil and gas explorer Anadarko Petroleum announced today that its Mozambique offshore appraisal well in the Windjammer, Barquentine and Logasta region was a success, and supports future plans for a Mozambique LNG plant.

22 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Total wins exploration rights in Tanzania

French major Total has been awarded a licence for oil and gas exploration in the Lake Tanganyika North open acreage in Tanzania, East Africa, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced this week.

19 August 2011
Supply & Demand

NNPC confirms plans to sell stake in Brass LNG

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) will reduce its 49% stake in the Brass LNG project by 19% as it seeks funds to pay for its share of the $15 billion development, a company spokesman said on Monday.

16 August 2011
Inauguration of the Logbaba project. (Victoria Oil and Gas) Exploration & Production

Logbaba reaches the final hurdle after 56 years

The completion of Cameroon’s first gas-to-power project would provide the country’s industry with much-needed access to a cheaper, cleaner source of fuel, but as it nears completion a few stumblin

16 August 2011
LNG

Tanzania to seek Chinese funding for pipeline

Tanzania is seeking loans from China to fund the construction of a gas pipeline linking its onshore Mtwara Block to the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam – part of a plan to spend $739.6 million (TZS 1.2 trillion) on emergency power projects by the end of this year, according to a news report today.

15 August 2011
Companies & Finance

China lends Ghana a helping hand

China’s National Development Bank will lend $800 million to the Ghanaian government to develop its natural gas infrastructure, Reuters reported on 11 August.

12 August 2011

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