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Africa-Europe pipeline flows down 2.9% year on year

Volumes inched down on an annual basis in Week 20 and were largely unchanged week on week.

21 May 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Artist's impression of operations at the Tortue field.

West African gas starting to hit its stride

Motivated by the success of Tortue/Ahmeyim’s first phase, IOCs are looking with greater interest at offshore West Africa.

16 May 2019 Exploration & Production

Trans-Med volumes boost North African exports to Europe

The large increase in exports via the Trans-Med outweighed declines on the other North Africa-Europe pipelines last week.

14 May 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Nigeria's Azura-Edo power plant

Nigeria taps World Bank to rescue power sector

Nigeria’s finance minister is seeking additional World Bank funding to turn around the power sector even as it struggles to abide by pre-existing financial terms set by the institution.

9 May 2019 Policy & Regulation
The Anadarko logo on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange.

‘Superior’ Oxy Anadarko bid to see Total take on Moz LNG

Mozambique LNG will reach an FID in mid-June regardless of whether Occidental or Chevron take over Anadarko, but an Oxy buy-out would see Total acquire the asset.

8 May 2019 LNG

North Africa-Europe gas flows up in Week 18

Flows of North African pipeline gas to Europe rose last week, led by an increase in exports to Italy from Algeria and Libya.

7 May 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
An Anadarko rig off Mozambique

Anadarko pushes Moz LNG FID as Oxy talks start

Occidental’s takeover of Anadarko could delay the Mozambique LNG project, putting pressure on the sponsors to sign off on the plant now

2 May 2019 LNG

Maghreb-Europe restart boosts African pipeline exports

Flows increased on a weekly basis in Week 17 as the Maghreb-Europe route re-entered service, but they are still low for the time of year.

30 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Maghreb-Europe pipeline leads decline in North African exports to Europe

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 18.3% last week as a result of weak demand in Spain and Italy.

23 April 2019 Supply & Demand
Flag of Lebanon

Lebanon over-reaching with power plan timeline

The country is expected to award contracts for FSRUs by the end of the month with a view to starting LNG imports in 2021, but the timeline for its power projects looks dubious.

18 April 2019 LNG
An Anadarko drillship in Mozambican waters

Chevron-Anadarko deal is a boost for Moz LNG

Chevron has thrown its support behind the Mozambique LNG project it will operate as part of the $50 billion takeover

18 April 2019 LNG
BP's Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim LNG development

Senegal’s petroleum ministry looks downstream

Two decisions by Senegal’s government hint at the integration of upstream gas projects with the country’s electricity sector.

18 April 2019 Policy & Regulation

Africa-Europe pipeline volumes down 18.5% year on year

Shipments of pipeline gas from North Africa to Europe were down on an annual basis last week but flat compared with the previous week.

16 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
The Barakah nuclear plant in the UAE

Delays to UAE Barakah nuclear plant to support gas

The delay in bringing online the United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear power plant will mean the country will continue to depend on imported pipeline gas and LNG for now.

11 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy Gabriel Obiang Lima

Equatorial Guinea eyes new feedstock for Punta Europa

Equatorial Guinea’s government is tapping new domestic supply for its LNG export hub but will need to secure offtakers to ensure the investments pay off.

11 April 2019 LNG

North African pipeline exports see strong rise week on week

Volumes flowing from Africa to Europe were up by 48% on a weekly basis in Week 14, but they were still down from the same week in 2018.

9 April 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
The Idku LNG plant

Damietta restart faces further delays

The resumption of LNG exports from Egypt’s 5.5 mtpa Damietta plant remains subject to settlement deals between Cairo and Union Fenosa Gas.

4 April 2019 LNG
Nigeria's Bonny Island LNG plant

Nigeria LNG expects Train 7 FID later this year

The long-delayed expansion to Nigeria’s Bonny Island LNG plant is under pressure to reach financial close this year, but talks on subcontractor costs could delay it further.

4 April 2019 LNG

North African pipeline gas exports hit new low

Weak demand and low-cost alternatives saw the decline in pipeline gas exports from North Africa to Europe continue last week.

2 April 2019 Supply & Demand
Workers at the Takoradi power station in Ghana.

Private group bids to mend Ghana’s power sector

A privately led consortium has taken the reins of Ghana’s principal power distribution company in a bid to improve performance, but legacy debts continue to threaten upstream investors.

28 March 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

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