Zimbabwe’s Govt urged to liberalise fuel sector to end shortages

Jul 13, 2020

Acting Petrotrade chief executive officer Godfrey Ncube says the liberalisation of the fuel sector was the best way the country could deal with endless fuel shortages that have seen motorists queue for days for the precious liquid throughout the country. Giving oral evidence before parliament’s Energy and Power Development Committee Thursday, Ncube said the current…

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First pieces for Africa’s largest wind tower in progress – Nabrawind

Jul 13, 2020

Nabrawind Technologies has announced that the first pieces for its wind power projects in Namibia and Morocco are getting ready. Nabrawind has developed a new transition piece specifically designed for turbines of 4 MW, 5 MW and 6 MW. In June 2019, Nabrawind Technologies signed an agreement for the sale of its first Self-erecting Nabralift…

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Golar’s Hilli Episeyo, world’s first converted FLNG in milestone loading off Cameroon

Jul 13, 2020

Golar’s Hilli Episeyo, world’s first converted FLNG vessel, has recently loaded its 40th cargo since the start of operations more than two years ago offshore Kribi, Cameroon. Bermuda-based shipowner Golar said the FLNG completed the milestone operation on June 18. Through these offtakes, the floating LNG producer has provided more than 2.5 million tonnes of…

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WeLight connects more than 10,000 people to sustainable electricity in Madagascar

Jul 13, 2020

WeLight exceeds 2,000 homes connected in its 22 active villages in Madagascar. The objective: to give access to reliable and affordable energy to 50,000 people in rural areas within two years across Madagascar and the African continent. By developing innovative and inclusive solutions, WeLight enables 2,000 Malagasy households to have access to clean and affordable…

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Agreement over Ethiopian Dam imminent – AU Director

Jul 13, 2020

The Executive Director of the African Union Energy Commission, Engineer Rashed Abdulla Ali has revealed that reaching an agreement between the three countries on the Ethiopian Dam negotiations became imminent, referring to the AU Chairman, the South Africa President mediation in this connection. He called on all the concerned parties to be ready for the…

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NOC denounces renewed blockade of Libyan crude exports

Jul 13, 2020

On Sunday, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) condemned the renewed blockade on Libyan oil exports, and called for the states responsible to be held to account by the United Nations Security Council. NOC has been forced to declare force majeure on all oil exports from Libya to limit its contractual liabilities. Libyan oil exports restarted…

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Botswana Government implements fuel restriction

Jul 13, 2020

Government has put fuel restrictions in place as the country continues to experience severe shortage of fuel. Addressing the nation on Thursday, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said government would review fuel stations’ operating hours and ration the sale of fuel as a way of bringing about stability to the supply and demand for fuel. President…

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Algeria’s Sonatrach initiates new COST program

Jul 13, 2020

Sonatrach CEO Toufik Hakkar announced that the company will set a new cost containment strategy in place in light of lower oil prices and tighter margins. As a result, Sonatrach created the COST Project Directorate (Cost Optimization System Tracking), which will aim to deploy cost optimization initiatives across all of its activities. The COST project…

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Loadshedding forcing self-reliance and a shift away from Eskom

Jul 13, 2020

Now that loadshedding is back, renewed attention will be focused on self-generated embedded power, which is becoming less of a pipedream across South Africa. Speaking during a recent webinar in collaboration with ESI Africa, GreenCape energy programme manager Jack Radmore said the lockdown has put a lot of pressure on the South African government for…

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Davis & Shirtliff to equip Mundika water plant in Kenya with solar system

Jul 13, 2020

The Mundika drinking water plant in Busia County will soon be equipped with a 132 kWp solar system. The Kenyan company Davis & Shirtliff, which maintains the plant, wants to reduce its operating costs. More than a year after commissioning, Davis & Shirtliff wants to install a solar photovoltaic system for the operation of the…

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