Calulo electrical substation in Angola ready by December

Sep 18, 2020

A substation with an installed power of 40 MVA, running in the town of Calulo, municipality of Libolo, province of Kwanza Sul, will be completed and able to supply electricity to consumers within 60 days , at the latest by December. The information was given today to ANGOP by the head of the Omatapalo contractor,…

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Bokamoso Solar plant commences commercial operations in SA

Sep 18, 2020

Bokamoso Solar located in the North West Province has commenced commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on 12 September 2020. Bokamoso Solar noted in a press statement that this power plant and several others currently under construction, have put the North West on the map as a player in the renewable energy sector, to not…

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World Bank project to boost household access to affordable energy in Rwanda

Sep 18, 2020

Today, the World Bank Board of Directors approved $150 million in financing to improve access to modern energy for households, enterprises, and public institutions in Rwanda and to enhance the efficiency of electricity services. $75 million will be provided as grant funding, and $75 will be provided as a loan. Building on the achievement of previous World Bank…

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Cameroon’s Grand Eweng dam to be built by 2028 in collaboration with America’s Hydromine

Sep 18, 2020

Cameroon plans to build the Grand Eweng dam with a capacity of 810 MW by 2028 in collaboration with the American company Hydromine. The power plant’s output will supply the aluminum sector, part of the Cameroonian population and the rest will be exported to Chad. Cameroon has just launched the project to build the hydroelectric…

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No problem in Okavango drilling – Namibian Minister

Sep 18, 2020

MINES minister Tom Alweendo says he sees no problem with drilling for oil and gas in one of Namibia’s sensitive and fertile land areas. The Namibian reported yesterday that Canadian company Recon Africa plans to drill oil and gas wells in an environmentally sensitive, protected area that supplies the Okavango Delta with water. The drilling…

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President Weah orders LPRC to submit reports on petroleum products remittance to suppliers

Sep 18, 2020

President George Manneh Weah has given a one-week ultimatum to the Liberia Petroleum and Refining Company Managing Director, Marie Urey Coleman to produce a status report on remittance petroleum products. The decision follows Madam Coleman’s failure to provide a report to the Office of The President, following a 90-day remittance period given her to do…

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COVID-19 impact reduces oil activity in Angola

Sep 18, 2020

The reduction in drilling activity, whose financial losses have yet to be quantified, is one of the consequences of the impact of Covid-19 on the oil sector in Angola. The fact was announced Wednesday in Luanda by the spokesman for the Association of Exploration and Production Companies of Angola (ACEPA), Andre Kostelnik, at the end…

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Libyan general set to end oil blockade, adds more barrels to a glutted market

Sep 18, 2020

The blockade on Libyan oil exports imposed by one faction in the country’s civil war will be lifted, potentially adding large volumes of crude into a weak market if other parties in the conflict accept the move. General Khalifa Haftar said on television that he has decided to allow the reopening of Libya’s oil ports…

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India’s African oil imports hit 10-month high in August

Sep 18, 2020

India’s oil imports from Africa jumped to their highest in 10 months in August as refiners switched out more expensive crude from the Middle East, shipping data provided by trade sources showed. The world’s third biggest oil importer shipped in about 3.95 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil in August, the highest volume since…

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India’s ONGC Videsh withdraws from Sudan following non-payment

Sep 17, 2020

Tired of asking the government for a debt of more than 500 million dollars, the Indian oil company ONGC Videsh has decided to end its presence in Sudan. She now intends to multiply efforts to gain possession of her due. Indian oil producer ONGC Videsh has just announced its decision to withdraw from Sudan after…

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