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Ghana to commence first phase of new pipeline infrastructure project soon – VP

Jul 14, 2019

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced plans by government to commence the first phase of a new pipeline infrastructure project that will ease the movement of petroleum products across the sub-region. For this to be accomplished, the Vice President said government is working on a petroleum transportation infrastructure master plan that will enhance the…

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Zambia, Zimbabwe to begin construction of Batoka hydro power plant in 2020

Jul 14, 2019

Zambia and Zimbabwe will start building the 2,400 MW Batoka Gorge hydro power plant next year, a company jointly owned by the two governments said on Tuesday. The Batoka project involves construction of a dam, powerhouses, roads, transmission infrastructure and houses in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said in a statement.…

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Ghana’s petroleum sector has witnessed growth in indigenous companies – Energy Minister

Jul 14, 2019

The Ministry of Energy, in partnership with the Business and Financial Times, has organised a two-day forum for policy makers and stakeholders in the Energy sector to dialogue and develop strategies to promote the industry. The Summit, which opened on Tuesday in Accra, would provide an opportunity for the global energy industry, academics and students,…

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Chinese firm makes diesel fuel from oil waste in Gambia

Jul 14, 2019

A staff of Infinity New Energy Enterprise (INEE), on Monday July 8th 2019, alleged that the Chinese factory situated at Nyambai Forest buys waste oil from Kotu and Brikama power stations and recycle it into diesel. The factory that was operating ‘illegally within the Nyambai forest’ according to NEA officials was asked to suspend operation…

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Harare Council, ZESA in RTGS$200m rate tiff

Jul 14, 2019

Harare City Council and power utility, ZESA are involved in a stare down over rates they owe each other amounting to over RTGS$200 million, NewZimbabwe.com has learnt. City Mayor Herbert Gomba told NewZimbabwe.com’s current affairs programme, The Agenda, that besides the fact that ZESA was operating on city land without paying anything, the parastatal had…

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Eastern Libya, US firm close in on Libya port deal

Jul 14, 2019

Eastern Libyan authorities and US security firm Guidry Group plan to finalize an agreement to develop a major port in the east of the troubled oil producer, both sides said. Talks have been going on for about a year to build a port in Susah, which would mark a rare sign of investment in Libya.…

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Special bill aimed at supporting Eskom being drafted – Gordhan

Jul 13, 2019

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says a special bill on Eskom — aimed at finding a roadmap of the power utility’s recovery — is currently being drafted. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, Gordhan said, will soon introduce a Special Appropriation Bill aimed at bolstering Eskom’s cash position soon. Gordhan on Thursday briefed journalists in Cape Town…

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TDB to finance several renewable energy projects in East Africa

Jul 13, 2019

Pan African financier, Trade and Development Bank (TDB), plans to fund green energy projects in east Africa, officials said on Tuesday. Michael Awori, executive of lending operations at TDB told Xinhua in Nairobi that his organization has received lines of credit from a number of institutions including Export-Import Bank of China for onward lending to…

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Eastern African engineers trained in geothermal energy by GDC in Kenya

Jul 13, 2019

Engineers from several East African countries recently participated in a training session organised by Geothermal Development Company (GDC), the state-owned company responsible for developing geothermal projects in Kenya. . East African countries have enormous untapped geothermal potential. In Ethiopia alone, this potential is estimated at 10,000 MW. The countries of this region of the African…

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Ghana saw 15% growth in consumption of petroleum products in 2018 – NPA

Jul 13, 2019

The petroleum downstream sector saw a 15% surge in consumptions of petroleum products during 2018 under review, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has revealed. The growth, according to the NPA, was as a result success chalked at curbing illicit fuel activities, supported by technology-based schemes and policy initiatives. The Chief Executive Officer of NPA, Hassan…

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