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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
Eni's Offshore Cape Three Points project in Ghana. (Eni)

Ghana in talks to export gas to Ivory Coast

Ghana is looking to export gas to Ivory Coast via a new pipeline despite of competing national agendas and the unmet needs of its domestic market.

23 May 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power

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

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