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A rig in Iran's South Pars project

Tehran keeps gas flowing under the US’s watch

Iranian gas exports to Iraq are being allowed to continue as the US gets tough on its oil exports.

25 July 2019 Supply & Demand
Turkey's Yavuz drillship docked near Istanbul

Turkish drilling rattles East Med equilibrium

Turkey is sending a second drillship into Cypriot waters in a bid to increase its presence in the East Mediterranean.

18 July 2019 Exploration & Production

Spanish power sector to boost African pipeline exports

North African pipeline exports to Europe were flat last week but are set to grow later this month as a result of power demand.

16 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
One of Karpowership's floating power plants

Karpowership aims to meet Africa’s power needs

The large-scale floating powership company is targeting long-term installations in Africa, but sourcing gas feedstock remains a challenge

11 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe pipeline exports hold steady at low level

Pipeline deliveries from North African to Europe saw a drop of only 0.2% week on week last week but were down by 28% year on year.

9 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Egypt's Idku LNG plant.

Cairo’s hub dream faces new Israeli challenge

Israel may not be able to supply Egypt with pipeline gas volumes until early 2020, which could derail Egypt's hopes of becoming a Mediterranean gas hub.

4 July 2019 Policy & Regulation
Gas infrastructure in Nigeria.

Seplat moves to target Nigeria power supply gap

The company is developing an extra 8.5 MMcm/d of gas processing capacity as local players look to end gas shortages at Nigeria's power plants.

4 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Gas flow test offshore Mozambique

Sasol eyes pipeline from Rovuma to South Africa

Sasol needs to source new gas supplies for plants in South Africa, and a pipeline from Mozambique's Rovuma Basin could be its preferred way of doing so

27 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Maghreb uptick boosts Africa-Europe pipeline flows

Significant week-on-week growth in volumes via the Maghreb-Europe pipeline led to an 8.3% rise in deliveries last week.

25 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
An Anadarko drillship off Mozambique

FID on Mozambique LNG is just the beginning

Mozambique’s first onshore LNG project has survived an insurgency, two cyclones, a debt crisis, and a bidding war to reach an FID

20 June 2019 LNG

North African pipeline gas exports down 41% from 2018

Pipeline gas exports to Europe from North Africa fell by 10% week on week last week, hitting their lowest level since March.

18 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Angola LNG

Angola to build new LNG facilities

Angola looks set to build new LNG infrastructure as part of a pact signed with a US private equity fund, yet it still has much to do to develop a domestic market for gas

13 June 2019 LNG
Lebanon's president and the US assistant secretary of state for near-eastern affairs in a meeting.

US hauls Israel and Lebanon to negotiating table

A diplomatic breakthrough could lead to Israel and Lebanon negotiating over disputed offshore oil and gas blocks.

13 June 2019 Exploration & Production

Spanish piped gas supplies see strong declines

Exports from North Africa via the Maghreb-Europe and Medgaz pipelines fell significantly last week.

11 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi in Ghana

Ghana’s WAGP reverse-flow project comes online

The Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project is set to come online this month, significantly improving the country’s power sector reliability and energy security.

6 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
The Duvha coal power station in South Africa

SA carbon tax to drive green transition long term

The new carbon tax could help force the country to transition from coal to green energy, even if the immediate impact will be modest.

6 June 2019 Policy & Regulation

Maghreb-Europe leads North African pipeline export decline

North African gas exports to Europe fell by 9% last week, led by large declines on the Maghreb-Europe route.

4 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Testing gas flows off Mozambique

Gas explorers gain ground in sub-Saharan Africa

The expansion of deep-pocketed supermajors across sub-Saharan Africa’s frontier basins means deepwater exploration for gas looks set to grow.

30 May 2019 Exploration & Production

Maghreb-Europe volumes boost North African pipeline exports

A large increase in export volumes via the pipeline offset declines on other lines.

28 May 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Infrastructure at one of Qatargas's LNG trains,

Qatar to set terms on LNG expansion project

Qatar’s selection of IOC partners for its liquefaction expansion project will likely fit with its strategy of cementing its position as a global LNG player.

23 May 2019 LNG

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