African News

Libya’s Sirte Oil Company increases flows at Istiklal oilfield

May 17, 2019

NOC unit, Sirte Oil Company (SOC), completed successful development drilling of well FF03-6 of the Gargaf gas formation within the Istiklal oilfield. The activities of SOC were fully supported by the state-run firm as part of its drive to increase and maintain production and ensure regular gas supply to coastal region power plants. The testing…

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NLA, NABCO train 36 personnel on assembling solar powered e-kiosks in Ghana

May 17, 2019

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) in collaboration with the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Secretariat and some experts from abroad have trained 36 NABCO personnel on technology transfer and assembling procedures for the solar-powered E-Kiosks. The e-kiosk concept is a private sector initiative in partnership with the NLA which seeks to offer lottery products to the…

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Greenpeace Africa welcomes SA Minister’s rooftop solar decision

May 17, 2019

Media reported Wednesday that Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, has written a letter to NERSA informing the regulator that it can consider granting licences to small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects with a combined capacity of 500 MW, without the developer having to seek permission from the Minister for a deviation from the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)[1]. In response,  Happy…

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Eni and Sonatrach extend gas supply contract till 2027

May 17, 2019

Eni and Sonatrach have signed agreements to renew the gas supply contract to import Algerian gas into Italy until 2027 (plus two further optional years) also defining the transportation arrangements through the pipeline crossing the Mediterranean Sea. These agreements follow in the steps of a partnership on gas supply and transportation that was established more than 40 years…

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Maersk Drilling’s rig fleet busy with more African work, others

May 16, 2019

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling is keeping its drilling rig fleet busy as new contracts and extensions pour in for the driller. In its fleet status report published on Thursday Maersk Drilling said that several new contracts and extensions were signed during the first quarter of the year as well as after the end…

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Libya’s NOC meets with Schlumberger

May 16, 2019

The head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah discussed with Schlumberger chairman and CEO, Olivier Le Peuch ways to develop onshore and offshore oil fields in Libya. The two sides agreed during the meeting held last Thursday in Houston to sign a memorandum of understanding during next June for joint drilling and training projects.…

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Liberia’s LEC to electrify Pleebo, Fish Town

May 16, 2019

The LEC project, Kimber said will not only extend the lines, but it is going to connect homes and businesses in the two counties. The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has achieved another milestone in its drive to expand and increase access to electricity throughout the country, a release has said. The Corporation on Wednesday, May…

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Delayed gas project could affect Tanzania’s FDI chances

May 16, 2019

Delays in the setting up Tanzania’s first liquefied natural gas export facility could hurt the country’s chances of attracting foreign direct investments for projects in the extractive industry, warns a new report by Deloitte. The $30 billion project has been on the drawing board since 2014, following confirmation of huge offshore natural gas discoveries in…

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Uganda shakes up electricity access for populace

May 16, 2019

Electricity providers in Uganda are teaming up to find a new business model to boost the speed and efficiency of getting power to those living without it, in the hope it can be copied in other parts of Africa and Asia, project backers said Tuesday. About 1 billion people worldwide still lack access to electricity,…

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Zimbabwe faces power blackout, turns to Mozambique for help

May 16, 2019

LOW water levels at Kariba and depressed coal supplies at Hwange Thermal Power Station, are threatening to plunge the country into darkness within the next three months, Energy Minister Joram Gumbo has said. Gumbo told journalists at a post-Cabinet briefing on Friday, that he will travel to Mozambique soon to negotiate for more supplies to…

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