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Libya’s oil production less than 125,000 bpd amid terminal blockade – NOC

Feb 19, 2020

Libya’s oil output is down to less than 125,000 b/d, a drop of more than 90% since the Libyan National Army imposed a blockade on the country’s five export terminals on January 18, according to a tweet Wednesday by the state-run National Oil Corp. The OPEC member’s production was down to 123,537 b/d on February…

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Rwanda signs funding agreement with KfW for Green City Kigali project

Feb 19, 2020

KfW, the German development bank has agreed on funding in the amount of over €9.6 million to support the implementation of the Green City of Kigali project. The financing agreement was signed in Kigali last week by Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda Thomas Kurz, and Uzziel Ndagijimana, the Rwandan Minister of…

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TGS completes one survey and commences another off Senegal

Feb 19, 2020

TGS, a leading provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production (E&P) companies, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of its latest 3D survey offshore Senegal, SN-UDO-19. This latest stand-alone survey is located in northern Senegal and follows a further recently completed survey, SS-UDO-19, in the south of the country. Fast track…

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Miniplast signs 20-year solar power contract with Stella, Emnew in Ghana

Feb 19, 2020

Miniplast Ghana Limited, a plastic manufacturing and recycling company, has signed a 20-year solar power contract with STELLA Futura Ghana and EmNEW to buy electricity from a 704 kWp grid-tied solar photovoltaic plant. It would be installed on their factory roofs at the Spintex Industrial Area. The plant will be installed and operated by Stella…

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Tower planning June spud for its NJOM-3 well in the Thali licence off Cameroon

Feb 19, 2020

Tower Resources has provided an update on its work on the Thali licence in Cameroon, conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tower Resources Cameroon. The Company is presently preparing plans for drilling for NJOM-3 well, now that the site survey is complete. Management’s present view, subject to further work and confirmation of equipment availability, is that…

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Scatec Solar connects fourth solar power plant to SA’s grid

Feb 19, 2020

Independent solar power producer Scatec Solar and partners have grid-connected and reached commercial operation for 86MW of the 258MW solar power complex in Upington, South Africa. The 86MW facility, known as Sirius, is expected to produce 217GWh and will lead to the abatement of more than 180,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. “We are pleased…

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VAALCO Energy confirms oil discovery with South East Etame 4P appraisal well

Feb 19, 2020

VAALCO Energy has announced that the South East Etame 4P appraisal wellbore drilled from the VAALCO operated South East Etame North Tchibala (SEENT) platform offshore Gabon in the Etame Marin permit area successfully encountered oil sands in the Gamba formation. Highlights Verified the presence of Gamba oil sands in the step out area at South…

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Thousands of Kenyans set to benefit from solar project

Feb 19, 2020

Some 250,000 households in 14 counties are set to benefit from a solar electrification programme. This is after the government partnered with the World Bank to fund the Sh15 billion project. In the announcement made by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the opening of the sixth Global Off-Grid Solar Forum 2020 in Nairobi yesterday, 800 public…

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USA to invest more than $2bn in Angola’s oil, gas sector

Feb 19, 2020

The USA Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced last Monday, in Luanda, that different American companies are to invest more than USD 2 billion in the Angolan oil and gas sector. Mike Pompeo gave this information while speaking at a meeting promoted by the United States-Angola Chamber of Commerce (USACC) where he announced that the…

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Potential new petroleum system present in Uganda

Feb 19, 2020

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development of Uganda, through the Directorate of Petroleum, has been carrying out geological, geochemical and geophysical mapping in the Moroto-Kadam Basin, Karamoja region. This region is located not too far from Kenya’s oil producing Lokichar Basin where Tullow Oil has discovered 700 million barrels of oil to date. A…

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