African News

Tlou Energy announces good progress at Lesedi CBM project in Botswana

Nov 20, 2018

Tlou Energy, the ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on developing gas-to-power projects in southern Africa using coal bed methane (‘CBM’) natural gas from its field in Botswana, has provided an update on drilling operations at the Lesedi CBM project. Key Points: Drilling at the Lesedi CBM Project is making excellent progress and is on budget;…

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Sound Energy’s TE-9 well in Morocco’s Tendrara area disappoints

Nov 20, 2018

Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, has announced the results of the TE-9 wireline log interpretation. TE-9 is the first of a three well programme to explore three non-related play concepts in the Tendrara area. The TE-9 well was drilled to a total measured depth of 2925m and penetrated both the TAGI primary target and the…

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TransGlobe Energy announces test results for Egypt oil discovery

Nov 20, 2018

TransGlobe Energy Corporation (“TransGlobe” or the “Company”) announces the test results for the South Ghazalat 6X oil discovery. Highlights Tested a combined 3,840 Bopd of light (35-38 API) oil from individual tests in the Upper and Lower Bahariya formations in the South Ghazalat 6X exploration well Flowed 2,437 Bopd of light oil, 21 Bpd of…

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South Africa’s refinery sector faces dim prospects

Nov 19, 2018

South Africa’s energy minister, Jeff Radebe, is expected to announce a development plan for Project Mthombo, a new 300,000 barrels a day (BOPD) refinery, which would inject new life into SA’s refinery sector. The project may be controversial because arguments for a new refinery are not conclusive, and SA has a poor record in bringing…

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Anadarko dedicates $200m to Mozambique LNG project

Nov 19, 2018

US independent Anadarko Petroleum aims to spend about $200 million on its planned Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in 2019 as it is looking to make a final investment decision. Anadarko said on Thursday revealing the company’s 2019 capital investment that the investment will be allocated toward Anadarko’s portion of the costs associated…

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Rwanda’s EDCL requires electrical materials for transmissions lines

Nov 19, 2018

Energy Development Corporation (EDCL) Limited invites sealed bids from qualified bidders to supply electrical materials for Low Voltage and Medium Voltage lines and service connections. The tender comprises of four lots and the bidder is free to bid for one or more lots and can be awarded one or more lots: Lot 1: Supply of…

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Kenyatta set to inaugurate East Africa’s largest solar plant in Garissa

Nov 19, 2018

Kenya is Tuesday set to launch the region’s largest solar power plant in Garissa with the cheaper green energy offering room to further lower electricity prices. The 54.6 megawatt (MW) plant, the largest in East and Central Africa and located 15 kilometres from Garissa Town, is expected to be commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta, further…

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Anadarko allegedly ties Shell’s hands in Mozambique

Nov 18, 2018

Anadarko Petroleum is being accused of tying the Mozambican government’s hands and by extension Shell’s too, by refusing to supply enough domestic gas in the first phase of the planned LNG project. Shell says the US independent’s refusal to commit more gas supplies to the domestic market hinder its plans to build a 38,000 bpdGTL…

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Ethiopia targets energy access for all by 2025

Nov 15, 2018

Ethiopia is targeting energy access for all its citizens by 2025. The country, which currently has an electrification rate of 58%, intends to implement important hydroelectric and geothermal projects in order to achieve this goal. BizunehTolcha, the director of public relations of the Ministry of Irrigation, Water and Energy, told Xinhua, “The ministry will need…

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Angola joins as observer member of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum

Nov 15, 2018

The 20th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), which coincided with the 10th Anniversary of the Forum, convened in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on Wednesday November 14, 2018, under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago, and…

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