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
Exploration & Production

Stumbling blocks to GTL technology still remain

High-profile announcements of new GTL plants from Sasol and the start-up of Royal Dutch Shell’s Pearl project show confidence in the technology is building. But there are still many risks attached t

26 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Total farms into Kenyan blocks

French oil major Total has bought a 40% stake in five offshore blocks in Kenya as the company continues to expand its exploration portfolio.

21 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tanzanian discussions with China at ‘preliminary’ stage as power crisis continues

A power crisis in Tanzania is putting pressure on the government to invest in new energy infrastructure. Talk of Chinese investment in the gas sector, however, may be overblown.

21 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Global jumps straight into Namibia seismic work after acquisition

Australian exploration company Global Petroleum has launched straight into seismic work offshore Namibia after completing the acquisition of Jupiter Petroleum.

19 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Petroceltic and Sonatrach discuss Algerian gas sales

Petroceltic has entered negotiations with Sonatrach to decide how it will sell gas produced from its Algerian operations, Corporate Development Officer Tom Hickey told Interfax on Friday.

16 September 2011
Supply & Demand

Chance gas glut will last longer than 2015 – EUCER’s Frank Umbach

Interfax speaks to Frank Umbach, an Associate Director at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security King’s College London, about how revolution in Egypt and Libya has impacted European en

9 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Shell applies pressure on South African shale gas

Shell is prepared to invest $200 million in South Africa’s Karoo region to explore its shale gas potential, predicting there could be enough gas to make the country self-sufficient in energy - but the moratorium remains.

9 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Confidence falters in Nigeria’s gas reforms

Energy sector development was high on President Goodluck Jonathan’s list of priorities during his election campaign, but political realities are now hitting home and confidence in his reforms is beginning to ebb.

8 September 2011
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
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

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