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Uganda launches national oil, gas talent register for professionals

Feb 6, 2019

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda [PAU] has developed a national talent register listing individuals trained and qualified in different fields related to the oil industry. The on-line database that is also meant to serve as an employment reference point in the emergent oil and gas sector, will list engineers, technicians and skilled workers competent to…

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Zimbabwe Govt cautious as fuel supply stabilises

Feb 6, 2019

Energy and Power Development Minister Joram Gumbo says Government remains cautiously optimistic that the fuel situation in the country has stabilised on the back of improved availability and shorter queues at the majority of fuel stations. Zimbabwe experienced acute fuel shortages towards the end of last year, after consumption inexplicably vaulted by 77 percent to…

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Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation explains losses

Feb 6, 2019

TANZANIA Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has explained that servicing of the 2.409tri/- debt due to the investment in mega natural gas projects in Lindi and Mtwara Regions led to the losses in three consecutive years. This explanation comes following last week report by the Parliamentary Investment Committee (PIC) listing TPDC among the three loss making…

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Egypt’s wind farm bids are in

Feb 6, 2019

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) revealed that three international companies have submitted offers for NREA’s call for tenders. The authority said that the bids were to establish a 250 MW capacity wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. Companies sending in bids for the wind farm include Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, and Senvion. The…

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Renewables for mining in Africa set to enter the next phase

Feb 6, 2019

In the last few years, more and more mining companies have adopted wind and solar systems to reduce their energy costs at remote off-grid mines. In this first phase, the initial focus was on the integration capabilities as miners were afraid that adding intermittent renewables such as solar and wind could affect the reliability of…

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Ocean Installer wins new project offshore West Africa

Feb 6, 2019

Ocean Installer have been awarded a contract by an American customer, covering the transportation and installation of subsea products for a project offshore West Africa. The subsea infrastructure consists of a network of drill centers, where Ocean Installer will add a further seven wells to the field’s existing system in variable water depths. “Ocean Installer…

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Liberian lawmaker assures of passage of proposed power theft law

Feb 6, 2019

Montserrado County District #4 lawmaker Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis has assured the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) of championing a new bill which seeks to make power theft an economic crime. Rep. Dennis made the assertion recently during a town hall meeting between residents of the Soul Clinic community and the Community Outreach team of the LEC.…

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Senegal hopes to benefit from Mocoh’s experience in downstream sector

Feb 6, 2019

Mocoh, out of Switzerland, is looking to bring its experience in the downstream and petroleum import sectors to Senegal. Mocoh’s goal is to improve availability and quality of products in the country. In an interview with AES Senegal, Almamy Fall, Country Manager Senegal, said the country had many key selling points. He said that while…

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Minister says Egypt to raise gas output by 400m cubic feet this week

Feb 6, 2019

Egypt plans to raise its natural gas output by 400 million cubic feet per day within three days, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said on Tuesday, by increasing production at its Giza and Fayoum fields. Egypt’s output had risen to 6.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day after an increase in production from its…

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Total to announce offshore South Africa wildcat results shortly

Feb 6, 2019

French supermajor Total expects to announce the results of its Bruldpadda-1AX wildcat off South Africa within days. “The results should be announced in the next week or so,” said a well-placed source. If successful, the well could be a game changer for South Africa, opening up a new offshore play – dubbed Paddavissie – at…

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