Source: Enagas, Snam Rete Gas, Interfax Supply & Demand

Italian volumes fall as Spanish deliveries rebound

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 2.9% week on week in Week 24, driven by lower deliveries to Italy.

By Verity Ratcliffe 20 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell planning to sell Tunisian gas field stakes

Shell wants to sell its gas fields in Tunisia for about $500 million.

22 May 2017
Botswana generates around 132 MW from the Morupule coal power plant. (Botswana Power Corp.) Exploration & Production

CBM could help transform Botswana’s power sector

Botswana is highly dependent on electricity imports, but new developments in CBM may help the country abolish its power deficit to become a net exporter.

22 May 2017
A gas flow test off the Mozambican coast. Eni is expected to make an FID on its Coral FLNG project soon. (Anadarko) Exploration & Production

Coral FLNG finance gets all-clear from Mozambique

The Coral FLNG project has cleared the last hurdle before its FID, but sign-off on contracts from the fifth licensing round is still a long way away.

17 May 2017
The case between Cobalt and Sonangol related to Angola’s offshore blocks 20 and 21. (Cobalt) Policy & Regulation

Sonangol unlikely to pay $2 bln Cobalt arbitration

Cash-strapped Sonangol is unlikely to be able to foot a $2 billion legal bill if it loses its arbitration case with US-based Cobalt, sources say.

16 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline volumes continue to slide

Volumes exported via pipeline from North Africa to Europe continue to drop, falling by 3.6% last week from the previous week.

16 May 2017
Kosmos Energy has announced a significant gas find at the Yakaar 1 exploration well offshore Senegal. (BP plc) Exploration & Production

Senegal farmouts expected after new gas discovery

Drilling success offshore Senegal is expected to lead to further farmout activity from explorers over the coming years.

12 May 2017
The painted cooling towers of the decommissioned Orlando coal power plant in South Africa. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Last chance for SA to save credibility on carbon tax

With reporting regulations in place, South Africa’s carbon tax policy is taking shape despite repeated delays to the enforcement of the levy.

11 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Kosmos announces another Senegal gas discovery

United States-based Kosmos Energy announced a third gas discovery offshore Senegal on Monday.

9 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigerian transmission company receives funding

State-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria will receive $1.5 billion in funding for new projects, according to a report from Vanguard.

9 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline volumes reverse gains

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 2.3% in the first week of May from the previous week, to 689.4 MMcm.

9 May 2017
Duvha coal-fired power station in South Africa. Coal accounts for 70% of the country’s energy mix. (Eskom) Policy & Regulation

South Africa awaits new draft of carbon tax bill

South Africa will not be ready for a carbon tax in 2018 without more gas-fired power generation, industrial players argue.

8 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Nigeria could increase power tariffs by July, new plan suggests

Nigeria’s government could hike national power tariffs under a new plan.

8 May 2017
Companies & Finance

OMV evacuates Tunisian staff following protests

OMV has removed 700 non-essential staff and contractors from its projects in the south of Tunisia in response to protests.

8 May 2017
Global Markets

NLF holds on to power in Algerian elections

The ruling National Liberation Front and its allies have won a majority in Algeria’s parliamentary elections.

8 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Nigerian village to sue Eni over oil damages

A Nigerian village in the Niger Delta region has filed a lawsuit against Italian supermajor Eni for €2 million.

5 May 2017
An LNG carrier off Nigeria. The price of cargoes from the country could be subject to high charges. (NLNG) LNG

Nigerian LNG facing ‘war risk’ insurance premiums

The price of LNG from Bonny Island could be pushed up by high insurance charges as a result of militant attacks in the region.

4 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

South African government could appeal against nuclear decision

The government of South Africa may appeal against the decision of the country’s High Court to halt the domestic nuclear-build programme

3 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Total to expand its presence in Senegal

Total has signed an agreement to expand its presence offshore Senegal, the company announced in an emailed statement.

3 May 2017

Umbrella agreement signed for Fortuna FLNG

An umbrella agreement has been signed for the development of the Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea, Ophir and OneLNG have announced.

2 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Algeria leads North African pipeline export boost

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 1.8% week on week in Week 17, to 708.7 MMcm, led by higher deliveries of Algerian gas to Spain.

2 May 2017

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