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
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sound Energy receives proposal for new Morocco-Spain pipeline

Sound Energy has received a non-binding fund proposal of $60-100 million to build a pipeline to export gas from Morocco to Spain.

5 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Volumes to Europe rise on all North African pipelines

North African pipeline exports to Europe were up by 26% last week, to 554.6 MMcm, as all four pipelines delivered more gas

5 September 2017
LNG

Angola LNG and Vitol sign long-term sales agreement

Angola LNG has signed a deal with European trader Vitol to supply LNG over several years.

4 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Tullow begins Zambian exploration drive

Tullow Oil has started exploration in Zambia in a move that the country hopes will reduce its reliance on copper production.

31 August 2017
LNG

Greenville LNG small-scale trucking launched in Nigeria

The Nigerian government launched its small-scale LNG trucking programme on Tuesday.

30 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Algerian growth boosts Africa-Europe pipeline exports

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 22.1% in Week 34 as higher Algerian exports more than offset declines from Libya.

29 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

Ivory Coast presses on with power liberalisation

Baker Mckenzie’s Richard Mugni talks to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the progress of power market liberalisation in Ivory Coast and the challenges faced by investors.

29 August 2017
Policy & Regulation

With neighbours like these, who needs IOCs?

A regional gas committee should ensure the SADC’s gas resources benefit all countries in the region – or at least South Africa.

25 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Sasol plans to slash its Mozambique capex

Sasol will reduce its capex budget for Mozambique following poor results from drilling four oil wells in its PSA licence in Inhambane province.

23 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Kosmos completes drill stem test for Tortue

Kosmos Energy has completed the drill stem test for its Greater Tortue development, which straddles Senegal and Mauritania.

23 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Tlou wins CBM licence from Botswana

Australia-based Tlou Energy has been granted a CBM mining licence by the government of Botswana.

22 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mozambique to expand gas-fired plant in Ressano Garcia

Electricity company Gigawatt-Mocambique plans to expand its gas-fired power plant in Ressano Garcia by an additional 60 MW in 2018.

22 August 2017
LNG

Pioneering Gunvor snags Fortuna FLNG volumes

The Swiss trading house’s plan to take the full output from the LNG plant is seen as a bold move by analysts.

22 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline flows to Europe drop 8%

Exports fell to 360.4 MMcm as deliveries declined via all Africa-Europe pipelines.

22 August 2017
LNG

Golar delays Cameroon FLNG vessel

The Golar vessel that will be used for the Cameroon FLNG project will leave the Keppel shipyard in Singapore later than originally planned.

18 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mozambique raises domestic power prices

Mozambique’s state-owned electricity company, EDM, has raised domestic power prices for the first time since December 2016.

18 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ghana pipeline delays may stymie Sankofa

Delays mean gas from Eni’s Sankofa field is likely to arrive before Ghana’s pipelines and power projects are ready for it.

18 August 2017
Companies & Finance

Orca and Swala confirm discussions on PanAfrican Energy stake

Tanzania-based Swala Oil & Gas is in discussions with Orca Exploration on the possibility of making a minority investment in PanAfrican Energy Corp.

15 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Italian power demand lifts African pipeline flows

Deliveries to Spain fell in Week 32 but volumes to Italy were up as high temperatures continued to feed demand for gas-fired power.

15 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Nigeria’s domestic upstream players face battle to survive

Indigenous firms are suffering from devalued assets amid low commodity prices, making service companies view them as debt risks.

14 August 2017

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