An Anadarko drillship off the coast of Mozambique. (Anadarko) Policy & Regulation

Mozambique’s downstream projects need cheaper gas

Mozambique will need to offer gas more cheaply than $2.64/MMBtu to make the country’s planned GTL and fertiliser projects economic.

By Leigh Elston 26 July 2017
Supply & Demand

Development Bank of South Africa to help finance Mozambique import study

The Development Bank of South Africa will help finance a feasibility study on building a pipeline to import gas from Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin into South Africa

15 June 2017
Construction of the Azura-Edo IPP in Nigeria. The country’s utilites are struggling with low tariffs. (Azura Power) Policy & Regulation

Nigerian discos go off grid in search of profit

Nigeria has set its electricity tariffs so low that distributors are saying they are unable to turn a profit, leaving them searching for alternatives

15 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Wentworth begins farm-in process in northern Mozambique

Wentworth Resources has started the process to farm into the Tembo 1 gas asset in the Rovuma Basin in northern Mozambique.

14 June 2017
Global Markets

IMF tells ZESA to reform debt collection system

The International Monetary Fund has expressed concern for a plan by the government of Zimbabwe to clear up to $600 million in debts.

13 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

Engie, Elektra sign Ghana wind project

France’s Engie and African developer Eleqtra have signed an agreement to develop a wind project in Ghana.

13 June 2017
South Africa’s Karoo national park. The country aims to develop shale gas there. (Flickr/flowcomm) Policy & Regulation

Policy limbo could lose gas game for South Africa

South Africa’s energy policy is stagnating while its neighbours are pushing forward with producing gas and LNG.

13 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Spanish volumes cut African pipeline deliveries

North African pipeline gas exports to Europe fell by 1.7% in Week 23 from a week earlier as a result of lower deliveries to Spain.

13 June 2017
A South African nuclear plant. The country’s procurement programme has caused controversy. (© jbdodane.com) Policy & Regulation

New determination on South African gas power likely – NERSA

South Africa’s gas tender looks in doubt following a high court ruling calling for greater consultation on the country’s nuclear power programme.

12 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Sound Energy starts testing Koba 1 well in Morocco

Sound Energy has started testing the Koba 1 well at the company’s Sidi Moktar concession onshore Morocco, the company said in a statement.

12 June 2017
Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank) Companies & Finance

US-funded bodies likely to privatise Ghana power

With state-owned Electricity Company of Ghana accumulating debts from consumers to suppliers, privatisation is looking likely.

12 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigeria to add 340 MW of electricity to grid by December

Nigeria is set to add 340 MW of electricity generation to the country’s grid by December.

9 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Total set to invest in Morocco and South Africa

Total wants to invest in gas and power infrastructure projects in Morocco and South Africa.

9 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Sonatrach and Repsol reach amicable agreement

Sonatrach and Repsol have signed an accord to end their disagreements amicably.

8 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

First gas from Ethiopia-Djibouti pipeline expected in 2019

A pipeline to import gas from Djibouti and send it to Ethiopia is "progressing", Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s minister for water, irrigation and electricity, has told Interfax.

7 June 2017
Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points project, Ghana. The project has required sizeable investment. (Eni) LNG

LNG traders turn to African gas assets as margins fall

LNG trading houses are looking to invest in upstream and downstream gas assets as margins in their traditional business continue to fall.

7 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Eskom’s Molefe to challenge sacking

The former head of South African power utility Eskom, Brian Molefe, is set to challenge his dismissal in the South African courts.

6 June 2017
Gabriel Obiang Lima has revealed the shortlist of Fortuna LNG’s offtakers. (Africa Oil & Power) Exploration & Production

Equatorial Guinea reveals offtaker shortlist for Fortuna

Equatorial Guinea has shortlisted three offtakers for the Fortuna FLNG plant, but the FID on the project looks likely to slip.

6 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe gas exports down on all pipeline routes

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 11.5% week on week in Week 22, to 535.9 MMcm.

6 June 2017
A Golar LNG carrier. The company is looking at taking part in a project offshore Equatorial Guinea. (Golar LNG) Companies & Finance

Golar boosts West Africa presence despite headwinds

Golar is looking to monetise gas in Equatorial Guinea despite facing hurdles to its developments in Cameroon and Ghana.

2 June 2017
LNG

Golar Gandria still stranded off Ghana’s coast

The Golar Gandria FSRU remains moored off the coast of Ghana, Golar has announced.

1 June 2017

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