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Aker Energy revised PoD deadline for Pecan oilfield extended to June 27

Jun 15, 2019

The Energy Ministry has asked Aker Energy to prepare a revised version of the entire integrated Plan of Development (PoD) the oil Company submitted to the Ministry on March 28 this year for the development of the Pecan Oil Field. This follows its decision, partly on the advice of the Petroleum Commission and key industry…

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Kenyans protest Lamu coal plant construction

Jun 15, 2019

Scores of Kenyans on Wednesday protested a project to build a coal power station near the Lamu archipelago, a popular tourist spot that includes a UNESCO World Heritage site and vibrant marine life. The power station, which has been in the planning stages for about six years, has faced fierce resistance from activists and local…

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Fuel scarcity hits Freetown, Sierra Leone

Jun 15, 2019

Fuel scarcity has hit Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown since Sunday, causing long queues at gas stations and hampering the movement of vehicles and goods across the country. Commercial drivers, motorbike riders, fuel hawkers and pupils registered their disappointment over the shortage of diesel and petrol in Freetown. They said the shortage has seriously affected their…

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Egypt set to build $8.5b petrochemicals complex

Jun 15, 2019

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is studying the construction of a new refinery and petrochemicals complex in the Al-Alamein region with investments of about $8.5 billion, Al-Ahram reported. According to the ministry, four new projects in the petrochemical industry are under way with investments of about $1.5 billion, in addition to six other…

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Siemens Gamesa in talks over Egyptian wind energy projects

Jun 14, 2019

The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity is currently in talks with the German company Siemens Gamesa about a large wind power project in the east of the country. The independent power producer (IPP) wants to provide 2 GW for an investment of 2 billion euros. Siemens Gamesa wants to invest in wind power in Egypt. The…

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Kenya’s EPRA introduces new LPG regulations

Jun 14, 2019

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has revoked interchange of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders among different brands. EPRA, in association with the Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA), on Tuesday reversed the interchange system that came into effect in 2010, in order to ensure safety measures are followed when refilling gas cylinders. Speaking…

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Libyan oil well set to add to production

Jun 14, 2019

The Sirte Oil Company (SOC), a fully-owned subsidiary of the National Oil Company (NOC), has successfully completed testing of development well E 111-20, located in the Raguba oil field. The well will add 1102 barrels per day (bpd) to local production. Development testing, concluded on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, utilised a mobile well test separator, indicating a…

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Cyclone highlights vulnerability of LNG operations in Mozambique

Jun 14, 2019

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth dumped heavy rains on Mozambique, a day after becoming the second storm to hit the nation in two months. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall between 4 and 5 p.m. local time on Thursday, when the eye passed between the districts of Macomia and Mocimboa da Praia, the National Institute of Meteorology…

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Ghana’s LPG cylinder recirculation project begins in October

Jun 14, 2019

All is set for the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to implement the cylinder recirculation project for the distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in October, this year. The project, scheduled to start from Kwaebibirem and Obuasi in the Eastern and Ashanti regions respectively on pilot basis, is expected to create 4,500 new jobs for people.…

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Sonatrach says Algeria has extended deal to supply gas to Portugal

Jun 13, 2019

Algerian state energy company Sonatrach signed a deal with Portugal’s Galp on Tuesday to extend by 10 years a contract to supply natural gas to Portugal, Sonatrach said. Under the deal, Algeria will ship 2.5 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year to Portugal, it said in a statement. Supplies are now delivered under…

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