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Pipelines, Storage & Power

Trans-Med drop drives decline in African gas exports

North African pipeline deliveries to Europe fell by 2.4% in Week 48, driven by a drop in volumes through the Trans-Med pipeline.

4 December 2018
Exploration & Production

Neptune’s Touat project due online early next year

Neptune Energy’s Touat gas development in Algeria is 93% complete, with first gas expected by the end of H1 2019.

3 December 2018
Companies & Finance

AfDB to fund power plant conversion in Senegal

The African Development Bank will lend Senegal XAF 33 billion to convert a heavy fuel oil power plant to run on gas.

3 December 2018
Policy & Regulation

South Africa to pass new oil and gas laws after elections

South Africa’s mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, has said the country aims to pass new oil and gas legislation after the elections next year

30 November 2018
LNG

Anadarko awards Mozambique EPCI contract

Anadarko has awarded EPC contracts for its Area 1 project in Mozambique to a consortium including Van Oord and Technip.

30 November 2018
Bonny Island LNG LNG

FID delays spell trouble for Nigeria LNG Train 7

The postponement of the decision until next year means Nigeria's general election could cause further hold-ups.

30 November 2018
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

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