north african pipeline flows Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe pipeline flows decline by 3.3%

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 3.3% last week compared with the previous week, to 890.3 million cubic metres.

By Verity Ratcliffe 12 December 2017
Companies & Finance

China tempted by East African gas

China is turning its attention to East Africa following major finds offshore Tanzania and Mozambique, but a lack of expertise is holding Chinese exploitation companies back, say experts, and could lea

9 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Sinopec team to arrive in Ghana to start work on gas plant

Employees from China’s Sinopec International Petroleum Service will begin arriving in Ghana on 10 December to start work on the Jubilee oilfields’ associated gas plant

8 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Eni and Shell secure Nigerian deep-water block

Italy’s Eni and Royal Dutch Shell have been allocated the deep-water block OPL 245 in Nigeria, a Shell spokesman confirmed to Interfax on Thursday.

8 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Ain Tsila cost estimate to fall after impressive well results - Petroceltic

Impressive well test results at the Ain Tsila field in Algeria will push down the cost of future field development from the current estimate of $1.6-1.8 billion, Petroceltic Chief Executive Brian O’

7 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Business as usual for energy firms after Moroccan polls

The rise to power of the Islamist Justice and Development Party is unlikely to have detrimental effects on Morocco’s oil and gas industry

5 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Protest at Niger Delta gas processing plant

A small protest outside the construction site of a new gas processing facility in the Niger Delta this week demonstrates the sensitivities involved in working in the region.

2 December 2011
Companies & Finance

FHN completes OML deal

Lagos-based First Hydrocarbon Nigeria (FHN) has completed the debt-backed acquisition of a 45% interest in the OML 26 licence, from Shell, Total and Agip, for $147.5 million.

2 December 2011
LNG

Tanesco appeals for higher tariffs to pay for extra power

Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) has appealed to the energy market regulator to increase electricity prices by up to 155% to cover the cost of emergency power generation.

1 December 2011
Exploration & Production

Chariot fails to secure rig for 2011 drilling

Chariot Oil & Gas has failed to secure a rig for work in Namibia this year and the Tapir South well will only be spudded during the second quarter of next year, the company said on Wednesday.

30 November 2011
LNG

Angola LNG hunting for buyers ahead of early 2012 launch

Angola LNG, which plans to ship its first LNG cargo in early 2012, has opened a marketing unit in London devoted to negotiating new supply contracts in order to avoid selling to the cheaper US market, the joint venture’s chairman told Interfax at the sidelines of the LNG Outlook Australasia conference in Perth on Monday.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Anadarko ups Mozambique reserves estimates

Anadarko Petroleum said on Monday that its offshore Mozambique licence could contain between 15 and 30 trillion cubic feet (425-850 billion cubic metres) of gas after unveiling more encouraging results from the Barquentine-3 appraisal well.

28 November 2011
LNG

LNG imports ‘key’ for South Africa - PetroSA

South Africa’s state-run PetroSA is set to increase its market share of the domestic fuel sector from 5 to 25% by 2020, but in order to achieve this rise in output, the company may need to establish an LNG regasification terminal, a company vice-president told the LNG Outlook Australasia conference in Perth on Monday.

28 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

Libya appoints new caretaker government

Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib unveiled his cabinet this week, including appointing Abdulrahman Ben Yezza as Oil Minister, as part of a caretaker government that will be in place until national elections next year.

24 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Bowleven’s Sapele-3 finds modest hydrocarbon pay

Bowleven’s Sapele-3 exploration well drilled in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon, has found 8 m of net hydrocarbon pay of which 6 m were located in reservoirs sands with good porosity and permeability, the West African focused company said Thursday in a filing on the London Stock Exchange.

24 November 2011
LNG

Questions remain over Angola LNG export plans to the US

The largest investment ever made in Angola, Angola LNG, is touted to come online in January, however, analysts have begun to question its plans to deliver LNG to the US.

23 November 2011
LNG

Tanzania’s dire need for gas

The Tanzanian government is looking to promote the local gas sector as crippling power shortages affect the economy.

18 November 2011
LNG

Sasol plans gas plant in Mozambique

South Africa's Sasol plans to build a 140 megawatt gas-to-power plant in Mozambique.

18 November 2011
Exploration & Production

ExxonMobil buys into Liberian offshore block

ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL) to buy a 70% stake in a Liberia offshore block, the Canadian company said in a statement.

17 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

Military occupation of power station causes blackouts across Nigeria

With power down in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, the country is once again experiencing extensive blackouts. This time, however, the power cuts are allegedly due to the occupation of Nigerian power stations by government troops.

16 November 2011
LNG

Brass LNG to award EPC tender in January 2012

Brass LNG plans to award four engineering, construction and procurement contracts for the development of its two-train 10 million tons per annum (mtpa) plant before the end of January 2012, Edoreh Agbah, general manager of external relations, told Interfax at the sidelines of the Twelfth Annual World LNG Summit on Tuesday.

16 November 2011

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