Sospeter Muhongo, Tanzania’s energy minister, has said the country must progress its LNG project. (Wentworth) LNG

IOCs take the lead on Tanzania’s LNG regulation

IOCs have set the LNG agenda with Tanzania’s government by submitting a draft host government agreement, but negotiations are likely to be tough.

By Leigh Elston 27 April 2017
Companies & Finance

Sonatrach pulls in $5.6 bln in Jan-Feb 2017

Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach has earned $5.6 billion in the first two months of 2017, up from $3.8 billion in the same period last year

23 March 2017
Drilling in Algeria’s Arzew region. The country is hoping to promote exploration. (Sonatrach) Exploration & Production

Algeria’s big exploration push

Algeria is going all out to attract investment from IOCs in its upstream sector in an attempt to boost oil and gas production in the long term.

23 March 2017
Companies & Finance

Nigerian contractors given 30 days to start work in Delta

The Nigerian government has given contractors 30 days to start stalled development work in the Niger Delta region or face prosecution.

22 March 2017
Companies & Finance

Bowleven considering asset farm-out

Edinburgh-based Bowleven is considering farming out some of its assets, among other options, to make the company more valuable.

22 March 2017
A new CEO could mean further changes are ahead for Sonatrach. (Sonatrach) Companies & Finance

More change at Sonatrach clouds future plans

The appointment of a new CEO at Sonatrach, the Algerian company’s sixth in the last seven years, casts further uncertainty over its strategic direction.

22 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Technip awarded Ghana Sankofa contract

TechnipFMC has been awarded the onshore construction contract for the Sankofa offshore gas development.

21 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian exports down despite year-on-year gains

Italian pipeline imports from North Africa fell slightly in Week 11 from a week earlier as domestic demand continued to decline.

21 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Tullow announces $750 million rights issue

Tullow Oil will issue a $750 million rights issue to pay off debts from its exploration activities in sub-Saharan Africa.

20 March 2017
Alternative Fuels

GreenWish signs solar deal in Nigeria

Paris-based independent power producer GreenWish Partners will spend $280 million on building solar energy plants in Nigeria.

20 March 2017
Alternative Fuels

Eni starts construction of Algerian PV plant

Construction started at Eni’s photovoltaic plant in Bir Rebaa North in Algeria on Saturday.

20 March 2017
The Bonny Island LNG plant. It is unknown whether Nigeria will sell its stake in the facility. (Shell) Companies & Finance

New setbacks expected for Nigerian asset sale

Nigeria could face significant problems in selling some of its oil and gas assets, including poor security and a lack of regulatory clarity.

20 March 2017
Companies & Finance

South Africa’s Eskom and Coega sign MOU on nuclear plants

South African state-owned utilities Eskom and Coega Development Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding on the country’s nuclear build programme.

17 March 2017
In the short term BP may supply LNG to Mozambique from its global portfolio. (BP plc) LNG

BP explores Moz LNG-to-power opportunities

BP, the offtaker for Mozambique's Coral FLNG project, is also looking at options to import LNG into the country to meet power demand.

17 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NLNG starts to repair pipeline explosion damage

Nigeria LNG has announced it is repairing the gas pipelines damaged by an explosion on 22 February.

16 March 2017
Exploration & Production

RAK Gas starts first-ever exploration off Zanzibar

United Arab Emirates-based RAK Gas has started exploration off the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar in collaboration with the local government.

16 March 2017
LNG

Nigeria LNG Train 7 FID for 2020

Nigeria LNG plans to take an FID on its planned seventh train within 36 months – by around early 2020.

15 March 2017
Alternative Fuels

Water supply disrupting Malawi power

Below-average water levels are affecting power generation in parts of southern Africa that rely on hydropower for electricity.

15 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Algeria looks to beat gas production targets

Algeria expects to produce more than 57 billion cubic metres of gas in 2017.

15 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Wafa field closed as militants block pipeline

The Wafa gas field in Libya was shut on Tuesday after militant groups blocked the pipeline linking the field to the Mellitah LNG export plant.

15 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Sound Energy finishes third well in Morocco licence

Sound Energy has finished drilling its third well, known as TE-8, in Morocco’s Tendrara licence.

15 March 2017

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