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A decommissioned  coal power plant  in Bloemfontein,  South Africa. Policy & Regulation

Eskom restructure could stall SA’s LNG power plans

With debts mounting, rolling blackouts imminent and the first round of redundancies under way, the unbundling of South Africa’s power utility looks increasingly likely.

30 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Nigeria needs $3.5 bln to end flaring by 2020

Nigeria will need $3.5 billion of investment to end flaring in the Niger Delta region by 2020

29 November 2018
Exploration & Production

South Africa to relax exploration licence moratorium

The South African government plans to relax its moratorium on issuing oil and gas exploration licences, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has said

29 November 2018
Companies & Finance

Eskom to begin load shedding

South African utility Eskom has announced it is to start load shedding as a result of the increase in planned and unplanned outages affecting its facilities.

29 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Strata-X receives approval to drill for CBM in Botswana’s Serow permit

CBM exploration company Strata-X has announced it has obtained approval from Botswana’s government to spud 20 wells on its exclusive Serowe permit

28 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Aquaterra Energy wins Nigerian offshore EPC contract

UK-based Aquaterra Energy has won a contract with Nigeria’s FIRST Exploration and Petroleum Development to design and install two offshore platforms in the Niger Delta Basin

28 November 2018
The Jorf Lasfar power plant Pipelines, Storage & Power

Morocco lays groundwork for gas IPPs

The Moroccan government is set to sell the Tahaddart power plant as it seeks to create a more competitive market for gas-fired generation.

28 November 2018
LNG

NLNG offers cargo in December

Nigeria LNG has offered an LNG cargo for loading in December

27 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Angola’s proven gas reserves stand at 113 bcm – Sonangol

Sonangol believes Angola to have around 113.3 billion cubic metres of proven gas reserves

27 November 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Maghreb pipeline leads rise in Africa-Europe flows

Pipeline gas exports from North Africa to Europe rose by 3.4% last week but were down on an annual basis.

27 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Gabon’s oil and gas licensing round at risk from government inaction

Gabon’s latest oil and gas licensing round is at risk because of the ill-health of President Ali Bongo Ondimba

26 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Sonatrach suspends drilling work in Libya

Sonatrach has evacuated employees and equipment from a project in Libya because of the deteriorating security situation in the country

26 November 2018
Exploration & Production

African Petroleum relinquishes Sierra Leone blocks

African Petroleum has relinquished its interest in two licences off the coast of Sierra Leone.

23 November 2018
Policy & Regulation

Oil and gas revenues bring $220 million to Senegal in 2017

Senegal earned XOF 127 billion ($220 million) in revenues from oil and gas last year.

23 November 2018
Policy & Regulation

Subsea 7 sanctioned by Equatorial Guinea government

Equatorial Guinea’s oil minister has ordered petroleum companies operating in the country to cease doing business with UK-based Subsea 7.

23 November 2018
Cameroon’s deepsea port in Kribi, where  the FLNG unit is  based. LNG

Cameroon FLNG output expansion hits obstacles

Perenco is holding talks with the Cameroonian government on obtaining the gas needed for the third and fourth trains of the project, but the timeline is unclear.

22 November 2018
Policy & Regulation

Algeria plans major investments in energy to 2022

Algeria will invest $75 billion in its energy sector between the end of this year and 2022.

22 November 2018
Companies & Finance

Tanzania gas field farm-out negotiations extended

Talks on the farmout of 50% of Aminex’s working interest in the production-sharing agreement for the Ruvuma Basin in Tanzania have been extended.

22 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Tlou on track with Botswana’s Lesedi CBM project

Tlou Energy has announced that its drilling programme at the Lesedi CBM project in Botswana is proceeding on budget.

21 November 2018
Policy & Regulation

Ghana could exclude gas from projected revenues

Ghana may exclude gas revenues from its finances while it chases payments from the Volta River Authority.

20 November 2018

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