African News

Impact Oil & Gas farms-in to Block 2912, off Namibia

Feb 10, 2019

Impact Oil and Gas, one of the leading independent oil and gas exploration companies operating offshore Southern and West Africa, has signed an agreement with Total E&P Namibia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total, to farm-in to the Total operated Block 2912, offshore Namibia through Impact’s wholly owned subsidiary, Impact Oil and Gas Namibia. On completion…

Read More

Rwanda signs $400m Lake Kivu methane deal

Feb 10, 2019

Rwanda said on Tuesday it had signed a $400 million deal to produce bottled gas from Lake Kivu, which emits such dense clouds of methane it is known as one of Africa’s “Killer Lakes”. The project by Gasmeth Energy, owned by U.S. and Nigerian businessmen and Rwandans, would suck gas from the lake’s deep floor…

Read More

Somalia oil drilling quest may lead to turbulence as leaders differ

Feb 9, 2019

Deep divisions have emerged among the Somalia leadership over planned Somalia Oil and Gas conference supposed to take place in London Thursday. The government insists that an oil block auction planned had been put off , adding that the conference will be used to reveal the legal and regulatory framework and present the geological data.…

Read More

Zambia looks to Climate Investment Fund for renewable energy aid

Feb 9, 2019

Zambia is seeking support from the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) for the development of renewable energies in the country. Minister of National Development Planning, Alexander Chiteme, on the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the fund, said the development of this type of energy is part of national efforts to combat global warming. Zambia has…

Read More

Total’s discovery in S. Africa will re-energize stalling gas industry – GlobalData

Feb 9, 2019

Following the news (Thursday 7 February) of a major gas discovery in South Africa by Total SA, Jonathan Markham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the find and the industry in South Africa: “Total’s announcement of the Brulpadda gas discovery off the southern coast of…

Read More

Egypt’s Zohr gas field output rises to 2.1b cubic feet per day

Feb 9, 2019

Egypt’s giant Zohr offshore gas field has raised output to 2.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) and partners in the project will invest $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2019/2020 to “intensify development activities in the Zohr area”, the petroleum ministry said on Wednesday. The largest gas field in the Mediterranean, Zohr was discovered in…

Read More

Sudan may remain in darkness for a bit longer

Feb 9, 2019

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has postponed the first phase of 100MW electricity interconnection project with Sudan to March of this year. Egypt’s ministry of electricity and renewable energy confirmed the reports and said that the decision to postpone came as a result of a delay in the implementation of the project by an Indian…

Read More

Uber, Total Kenya partner to provide fuel discounts for drivers

Feb 9, 2019

Uber Kenya has announced a partnership with Total Kenya to provide driver-partners with discounts on fuel and vehicle maintenance costs. This partnership forms part of Uber’s Rewards programme which is a tailored programme that recognizes the service Uber driver-partners provide to riders and is designed to help drivers, grow their business and reduce overall operating…

Read More

South Sudan allocates 10,000 bpd to Chinese companies for infrastructure development

Feb 9, 2019

The government of cash-strapped South Sudan has agreed to allocate 10,000 barrels of its crude oil per day to Chinese firms to build roads in the country. Chinese companies will build two highways in exchange, the government said in a statement after a cabinet meeting in Juba last weekend. According to deputy information minister, Lily…

Read More

Current state of Tema Oil Refinery cannot attract required private investors – Analyst

Feb 8, 2019

Energy Analyst Ishmael Agyekumhene has expressed doubt about the ability of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to operate fully should private investors get involved. He believes more needs to be done to revamp the nation’s only oil refinery. The Tema Oil Refinery, with a capacity to refine roughly 45,000 barrels of crude oil a day,…

Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO LATEST ENERGY NEWS

Read the latest energy industry news and researched articles
for oil and gas, power generation, renewable energy, events and more...