Africa

Exploration & Production

Tanzania to pay Wentworth for Mnazi Bay gas sales

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. has sanctioned payments for gas sales generated from its Mnazi Bay concession

4 April 2018
A woman cooks cassava by a gas flare in Nigeria in 2005. Nigeria has made progress on reducing flaring in recent years. Gas for Transport

Nigeria trials gas as transport fuel to help curb flaring

Nigeria flares a large amount of gas, but a pilot programme is under way to utilise some of it as CNG for transport.

4 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigerian exports to Ghana remain weak

Nigeria’s exports to Ghana via the West African Gas Pipeline remain under half their contracted amount

3 April 2018
Companies & Finance

World Bank approves Mauritania loan

The World Bank, has approved a $20 million loan to Mauritania to develop the Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field

3 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Savannah spuds first Niger well

UK-listed Savannah Petroleum has spudded the first of three wells on a block in the Agadem Rift Basin in southeast Niger

3 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

African pipeline exports to Europe down on all routes

Exports of pipeline gas from North Africa to Europe fell by 8.1% in Week 13 as deliveries declined via all connections.

3 April 2018
LNG

Kwame Nkrumah FPSO to undergo futher maintenance

UK-listed Tullow Oil has said its Kwame Nkrumah FPSO, based offshore Ghana, is to undergo a second round of maintenance work.

29 March 2018
Exploration & Production

Shell refers ex-director to authorities for alleged corruption in Nigeria

Shell has referred Peter Robinson, its former vice president for sub-Saharan Africa, to Dutch police.

29 March 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mozambique combined-cycle power station switches on first turbine

EDM has activated the first of two gas turbines at the Sumitomo-constructed Maputo combined-cycle power station.

29 March 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NGOs sign declaration to oppose Nigeria-Morocco pipeline

A group of 40 NGOs has signed a declaration opposing a project to build a 5,000-km gas pipeline from Nigeria to Morocco.

28 March 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Dangote Cement switching to run on Tanzanian gas

Tanzania’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement Industries, is poised to switch its factory in Mtwara from diesel to gas.

28 March 2018
A Gazprom wellpad in Algeria Policy & Regulation

Algerian government raises hopes of changes to hydrocarbon law

The energy ministry will propose changes to the country's oil and gas regulations this year in an attempt to increase investment in Algeria's upstream sector.

27 March 2018
Policy & Regulation

Gabon begins petroleum reform workshops

Gabon has opened a three-day symposium with industry stakeholders to discuss improvements to the country’s petroleum sector.

27 March 2018
Anadarko operations offshore Mozambique LNG

Engie may be next Mozambique LNG buyer – sources

Anadarko is expected to announce a deal with the French company for LNG from its Mozambique project soon, marking its third offtake agreement.

27 March 2018
Supply & Demand

Italian imports lead African pipeline gas growth

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 1.7% in Week 12, to 981.0 MMcm, as a result of higher Italian imports.

27 March 2018
Exploration & Production

Algeria plans tax breaks for shale

Algeria’s energy ministry has said it is considering tax incentives as part of a new law to stimulate investment in its shale gas resources

26 March 2018
Supply & Demand

Tanzania saves $4 bln in gas imports over three years

Tanzania’s government saved an estimated $4 billion between 2015 and 2017 by using domestic gas rather than imports

26 March 2018
Mozambican Energy Minister Max Tonela (right) at the German-Mozambican Economic Forum in Maputo. (PA) Exploration & Production

Mozambique exploration contracts finalised by May – minister

Mozambique’s energy minister expects to submit new exploration contracts to the government next month following more than two years of delays.

26 March 2018
Exploration & Production

Ghana’s energy minister defends Exxon deal

Ghana’s energy minister has defended the exploration contract signed with ExxonMobil for the Deep Water Cape Three Points project.

23 March 2018
Exploration & Production

Aminex looking to sell stake in Tanzania’s Ntorya project

UK-based firm Aminex is in talks to reduce its stake in the Ntorya gas project in southern Tanzania

22 March 2018

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