Demand for electricity in Uganda declines by 10%

Apr 30, 2020

Since the lockdown in March, demand for electricity has dropped by 10 per cent. According to Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), there has been a marginal drop in demand for electricity since the country went into lockdown in March. “The demand for electricity has dropped by 10 per cent since the lockdown started. It…

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S. Leone awards offshore petroleum concessions to Cluff Energy Africa and Innoson

Apr 30, 2020

The Government of Sierra Leone has announced that following the conclusion of the Fourth Offshore Petroleum Licensing Round on 28 February 2020, six applications for offshore petroleum concessions were received and evaluated. Following the initial launch of the Fourth Licensing Round in 2018, the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, in partnership with GeoPartners and Getech,…

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Burkina Faso govt plans to increase the capacity of the Komsilga thermal power plant

Apr 30, 2020

In Burkina Faso, the government plans to extend the power of the Komsilga thermal power plant by 50 MW. Completion of the work will bring the country’s largest power plant up to 140 MW capacity. This announcement was made by Bachir Ismaël Ouédraogo, the Burkinabe Minister of Energy during a visit to the site of…

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Namibia’s electricity regulator rejects Nampower’s bulk tariff increase application

Apr 30, 2020

The Electricity Control Board resolved that Nampower’s average tariff will not change and therefore will remain at N$1.65 per kilowatt-hour for the period 2020/2021, meaning that this financial year, there will be a 0% tariff adjustment. The regulator agreed to this after NamPower submitted a tariff application for an effective bulk tariff increase of 3.9%,…

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Sonatrach and Lebanon collaborate to fuel cargo resolve dispute

Apr 30, 2020

In a press release on the website of Algerian state oil concern Sonatrach, the company has pushed back on press articles in reference to a March fuel shipment which resulted a Lebanese judge on Saturday arresting 16 employees and officials in oil facilities of Lebanon and the director of Sonatrach in Lebanon over fraud in…

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Rwandan petroleum importers stuck with millions of litres of fuel

Apr 30, 2020

Importers of petroleum products are stuck with millions of litres of fuel following the decline in national demand on account of the COVID-19 lockdown. The lockdown has paralysed transport and industrial production leaving importers struggling with extra charges incurred in transport and packing fees. “Importers ordered for this fuel about two months before COVID-19. By…

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Nigeria, Angola slash oil exports

Apr 30, 2020

African oil producers Nigeria and Angola have revised downwards their crude oil export programmes for May and June to align themselves with a global production cut deal led by OPEC, loading programmes showed. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, OPEC +, agreed to cut their combined output by 9.7 million barrels per…

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Uganda’s Lake Albert oil project unlikely to lead to final investment decision in 2020

Apr 29, 2020

In Uganda, the final investment decision on the Lake Albert oil project is unlikely to be achieved before the end of this year. This is what emerges from a study by the analyst GlobalData sector, published Tuesday. This is despite the agreement signed by Tullow last week to sell 33% of its assets to Total.…

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Tanzanian village acquires solar-powered desalination systems

Apr 29, 2020

Phaesun, a German supplier of solutions for autonomous power supply systems, recently installed two small, solar-powered water desalination systems in Ndedo, a village in the Maasai community in Tanzania. These units will enable the pilot water desalination plant, installed on a saline well in Ndedo in February 2020, to provide 2 m³ of drinking water…

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Falling global oil prices to improve East African Community’s balance of payment

Apr 29, 2020

THE Balance of Payment of the East African Community (EAC), member states are expected to improve due to the global fall of oil prices. The BoP per each member states, minus South Sudan-net oil exporter-since they spend considerable amount for importation of petroleum products. Though most of the EAC countries are buying refined products but…

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