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Miriam Malek

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 Middle East & Africa / Companies & Finance

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 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

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 Middle East & Africa / Companies & Finance

Biya and SNH chief block Cameroon’s Etinde

The president of Cameroon and the head of state-owned oil company SNH are blocking development of the Etinde gas field despite its approval by parliament.

30 May 2017 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

Next Ghana IPP tender not expected until 2020

Ghana’s supply plans will have to wait for gas to become available as power producers work through a backlog of incomplete projects.

26 May 2017 Middle East & Africa / 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 Middle East & Africa / Policy & Regulation

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 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

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 Middle East & Africa / LNG

BP ups Tortue share, but progress may be slowing

The UK major is trying to accelerate the development of the West African discovery, but its progress may be stymied by local politics.

28 April 2017 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

Small investors wait for PIB to calm Nigerian violence

Nigeria has attempted to calm militants in the Niger Delta, but more needs to be done to reassure companies working there.

24 April 2017 Middle East & Africa / Policy & Regulation

Talks begin on Nigeria LNG Train 7 volumes

Representatives from Nigeria LNG have met IOCs to discuss the sale of volumes from the planned 4.3 mtpa seventh train at Bonny Island.

13 April 2017 Middle East & Africa / LNG

Mauritania to launch Banda field auction in H2

Mauritania hopes to auction off its Banda gas field in H2 but may need to sweeten the deal if it is to attract investors.

7 April 2017 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

Nigeria’s Brass LNG project faces restructure

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s proposed Brass LNG plant will need to reallocate Conoco’s old shares in the project before they can revive the venture.

31 March 2017 Middle East & Africa / LNG

Sonangol/Cobalt dispute clouds Angolan upstream

Cobalt International Energy has issued a notice of dispute to Sonangol after the Angolan state-owned company pulled out of a project, leaving Cobalt with assets it has struggled to sell.

24 March 2017 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

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 Middle East & Africa / Companies & Finance

Ghana 1000 construction delayed until 2018

Construction work on the Ghana 1000 gas-to-power project has been stalled until at least 2018, a stakeholder tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

10 March 2017 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Equatorial Guinea still to decide on Fortuna FLNG

Ophir Energy and OneLNG are unable to progress with the Fortuna FLNG project because state-owned Sonagas is dragging its heels.

3 March 2017 Middle East & Africa / LNG

Nigerian power discos hope for debt write-off

Nigerian power distibutors are caught in a debt cycle as legacy debts and non-payment by customers have left them struggling to pay generators

24 February 2017 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Endeavor Energy stands firm in Ivory Coast

Endeavor Energy and Starenergie 2073, partners in the Songon power plant in Ivory Coast, are struggling over their rights to the project.

16 February 2017 Middle East & Africa / Companies & Finance

LNG bunkering sector could spread to South Africa

South Africa’s position at a concentration point for marine traffic could provide investors with an opportunity to install LNG bunkering to serve ships bound for Europe.

13 February 2017 Middle East & Africa / LNG

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