Angolan President João Lourenço Exploration & Production

Angolan gas legislation waits on cabinet approval

Large gas finds and falling oil production are driving Angola to develop a framework for gas exploration and production.

By Felix Janvrin 20 February 2018
Policy & Regulation

NNPC claims billions from government

State oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. has claimed the Nigerian government owes it NGN 170.6 billion in unpaid subsidies.

30 January 2018
Gas for Transport

Ivory Coast to acquire gas-powered bus fleet

Iveco is set to deliver a first batch of 50 gas-powered buses to Sotra, the transport company of Ivory Coast.

30 January 2018
Muhammadu Buhari Policy & Regulation

Fiscal reforms key to Nigeria’s gas development

Nigeria’s parliament has passed key legislation but much more needs to be done to clarify its terms, analysts say.

30 January 2018
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi Exploration & Production

Eni prioritises Algerian expansion over new fields

The Italian major’s chief executive says the company will focus on expanding existing projects in North Africa.

30 January 2018
Supply & Demand

Algerian pipeline export decline offsets Libyan recovery

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.1% week on week in Week 4 as the volume of Algerian gas sent to Italy fell.

30 January 2018
Policy & Regulation

Nigeria to end tax-deductible status for flaring payments

Nigeria will amend legislation on gas flaring to force oil and gas companies to pay tax on gas flared during oil production.

29 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Pan Niger Delta Forum convenes emergency meeting on sabotage threat

The group held an emergency meeting to discuss the threat by militant group the Niger Delta Avengers to initiate ‘operation zero economy’.

26 January 2018
A Sasol drilling rig at Temane G8 in Mozambique. Exploration & Production

Statoil exits Mozambique fifth licensing round talks

A deadlock in negotiations on signing exploration contracts following Mozambique’s fifth licensing round means investors are now preparing to walk away.

26 January 2018
Companies & Finance

NNPC earns $239 mln from exports in November 2017

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. earned $239 million from exports of crude oil and gas in November 2017.

25 January 2018
Policy & Regulation

Nigeria launches corruption probe into Brass LNG

Nigeria will launch an investigation into Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.’s Brass LNG subsidiary following reports of widespread corruption.

25 January 2018
Exploration & Production

BP and Kosmos Energy win São Tomé exploration rights

BP and Kosmos Energy have won exploration rights for two blocks offshore São Tome and Principé.

24 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

IFC invests in Mozambique gas plant

The International Finance Corp. and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund have invested $21 million in a gas-fired power plant in Mozambiqe.

24 January 2018
LNG

Standard Bank and ICBC put $8 bln into Mozambican Coral FLNG

South Africa’s Standard Bank and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China have agreed to invest around $8 billion into Mozambique’s Coral FLNG.

23 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NNPC planning regional expansion

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. is seeking to expand its downstream activities beyond the country’s borders by 2019.

23 January 2018
Exploration & Production

SDX Energy announces new Morocco find

UK oil and gas exploration and production company SDX Energy has hit gas with its ONZ-7 development well in the Sebou permit in Morocco.

23 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Technical problems hit North African pipeline flows

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.5% in Week 3 from the previous week, to 922.1 MMcm.

23 January 2018
Kenyan power plant Pipelines, Storage & Power

Questions hang over Kenya’s revived gas plant plans

Kenya has returned to gas-fired power plans for Dongo Kundu but will need to make changes if it hopes to attact more interest this time round.

23 January 2018
Exploration & Production

CEPSA and Sonatrach sign new deal for Rhoude el Krouf

Cepsa has signed a new deal with Algerian state companies Sonatrach and Alnaft for the continued operation of the Rhourde el Krouf field.

22 January 2018
Policy & Regulation

Nigeria passes key petroleum reform law

Nigeria’s parliament has passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, a key milestone in the country’s efforts to reform its upstream sector.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Cepsa signs deal to boost output at Rhourde el Khrouf

The Spanish company has signed a deal with Sonatrach to boost production at the Rhourde el Khrouf oil and gas field in southeastern Algeria.

19 January 2018

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