A power plant in Kenya. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kenya’s gas-to-power plans in limbo

Kenya’s plans to convert liquid-fuel plants to run on gas are at a standstill, with little-to-no progress made.

By Ian Nkala 22 November 2017
Masai children with access to electricity. Companies & Finance

Consultancies biggest winners of Power Africa funds

Data provided by USAID shows consultancy firms and government agencies are the biggest recipients of Power Africa funds so far.

7 November 2017
Exploration is expected in Lake Malawi. Exploration & Production

Malawi awaits new oil and gas policy

Exploration in Malawi has been stifled in recent years, but a new petroleum policy could be a first step in spurring upstream investment.

2 November 2017
Companies & Finance

Shell completes sale of Gabonese assets to Assala Energy Holdings

Shell has completed the sale of its oil and gas assets in Gabon to Assala Energy Holdings for $628 million as part of its $30 billion divestment strategy.

2 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Algeria’s Reggane field to start producing by end of year

The Reggane gas field in Algeria will start production by the end of this year.

1 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Drilling complete at Hippocampe 1 well offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy has completed drilling of the Hippocampe 1 exploration well in Block C8 offshore Mauritania.

31 October 2017
Walvis Bay, Namibia Pipelines, Storage & Power

Namibia considers scaling down its gas-to-power plans

The developers of Namibia’s Kudu power plant could halve its capacity because of the failure to sign power offtake agreements with neighbouring countries.

31 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African gas exports offset Trans-Med decline

North African pipeline exports to Europe stayed flat in Week 43 as a decline in transit through the Trans-Med was offset by slight increases elsewhere.

31 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Touat will start up in Q1 2018 – Sonatrach CEO

Production from Algeria’s Touat gas field will start up in Q1 2018, almost a year later than planned, the head of state-owned Sonatrach has said.

27 October 2017
An Anadarko drillship off Mozambique. Exploration & Production

Mozambique hopes rule changes will spur exploration

Mozambique has finally yielded to IOCs’ demands for greater fiscal stability and forex flexibility in contracts.

27 October 2017

Mozambique to approve Anadarko LNG project POD this year

The Mozambique government should approve the POD for the 12-mtpa LNG project in Area 1 in Cabo Delgado before the end of 2017.

26 October 2017
Tema port, ghana LNG

Ghana may develop all three proposed LNG projects

Ghana’s president said last month that an LNG deal signed with Gazprom would replace two competing FSRU projects, but it now looks likely to run alongside them.

26 October 2017
Eni platform off the Congolese coast LNG

FID due next year for West Africa FLNG vessels

NewAge's two small-scale FLNG projects will give it the chance to monetise stranded reserves and allow China to prove its shipbuilding capabilities.

25 October 2017
Anadarko rig off coast of mozambiqe LNG

Commercial port at Palma could derail Mozambique LNG talks

Government plans to build a commercial port at Palma could prove another stumbling block in Mozambique’s LNG negotiations.

24 October 2017
Supply & Demand

Libyan pipeline gas to Europe offsets Algerian decline

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 0.3% week on week in Week 42 as Libyan exports more than compensated for a decline in Algerian gas volumes.

24 October 2017
Floor of a drillship off the coast of Mozambique Pipelines, Storage & Power

ARP project seeks concession licence in Mozambique

Shareholders are moving forward with plans to build a $6 billion pipeline to bring Rovuma Basin gas to South Africa.

23 October 2017
A ship offshore Mozambique performing a gas flow test. LNG

Mozambique LNG on track to start resettlement this year

Mozambique could lay the first stone of the LNG site resettlement village this year, but it still has work to do finding buyers for its gas.

19 October 2017
The port of Pemba in  Mozambique, site of  the LNG logistics base. LNG

Militant attacks spook investors in Mozambique LNG

Attacks near Mozambique’s planned LNG projects may not be linked to Al-Shabab, but they hint at a future of more unrest in the region.

18 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe pipeline gas exports see small rise

Exports of pipeline gas from North Africa to Europe rose by 0.8% week on week in Week 41, to 862.7 MMcm.

17 October 2017

Golar FLNG vessel sails for Cameroon

The Hilli Episeyo FLNG vessel sailed for Cameroon from Singapore yesterday, according to a press release from Golar, the vessel’s owner.

13 October 2017
The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan, Ivory Coast. LNG

Burkina Faso hopes for power boost from LNG deal

The agreement to import gas from Equatorial Guinea is intended to spur power plant development.

13 October 2017

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