African News

Edison’s Egyptian exploration and production assets draw interest

Jan 14, 2019

According to a Bloomberg report, Apex International Energy and Neptune Energy are among companies considering bids to purchase up to $2 billion of Edison’s exploration and production assets in Egypt and Italy. The deadline for bids on these assets is this month, but the companies have not yet confirmed whether they will submit bids. Edison’s…

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Sudanese Ministry of Electricity supports Jabrat-a-Sheikh with solar

Jan 14, 2019

The Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity has affirmed the implementation of a number of water harvesting projects and alternative and renewable energies in Jabrat-a-Sheikh Locality in North Kordofan State in support of exports and enhancing the capacity of animal resources producers to expand production of export meat. This came during the meeting of…

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Fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Jan 14, 2019

Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe’s two main cities Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday announced a more than 100 percent rise in the price of petrol and diesel…

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SDX Energy provides update on Egypt operations

Jan 14, 2019

SDX Energy, the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has provided an update on operational developments in Egypt. A full operations update will be announced in late January 2019. The SRM-3 well at South Ramadan (SDX 12.75% working interest and non-operator), reached a target depth of 15,635 feet and the operator has reported encountering…

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South Sudan revives Unity wells

Jan 14, 2019

South Sudan is in the midst of reviving its oil production and has restarted production in the Unity region. According to a Bloomberg News report, 16 wells have been restarted. The 16 wells had been shut in since 2013. These wells were brought back online thanks to the joint efforts by the two Sudan’s efforts…

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Waha Oil adds Faregh field to Libyan totals

Jan 14, 2019

Waha Oil Company, a NOC subsidiary, completed preparations on another horizontal well in the Faregh field ahead of the planned start of second-phase experimental gas production. Waha is expected to start the second-phase of experimental gas production at the end of Q1 but was able to move the date forward by almost two months. According…

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Burkina Faso Govt seeks to construct transmission lines

Jan 13, 2019

The government of Burkina Faso has obtained a loan from the World Bank for the financing of the Power Sector Support Project (PASEL), and intends to use part of these funds to make payments for the following works Lot 1: Construction of the 225kV line Pâ-Diébougou Lot 2: Construction of the 225kV Ziniaré – Kaya…

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Ghana prepares to transport Sankofa gas onshore for processing

Jan 13, 2019

Ghana aims to complete work on the infrastructure needed to transport natural gas from the offshore Sankofa field for processing onshore. Speaking to the press, Nana Kofi Damoah, head of communications at the Ghana Ministry of Energy said that work will be complete next August. The Sankofa field is located on the Offshore Cape Three…

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Sierra Leone’s SLEWRC engages gov’t stakeholders on draft mini grid regulation

Jan 13, 2019

The Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (SLEWRC) on Wednesday January 9th in a technical workshop, engaged government stakeholders on the Drift Mini Grid Regulation. The two-day technical workshop, which ended on Thursday, 10th January, was hosted at the Lagoonda Entertainment Centre Conference Hall, Aberdeen in Freetown. Speaking at the workshop, Director General of…

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Wentworth Resources announces update on operations in Tanzania and Mozambique

Jan 13, 2019

Wentworth Resources, the Oslo Stock Exchange and AIM listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, has provided an update to shareholders. Tanzania Operations Gas demand for the Company’s producing reserves continued to grow in the final quarter of 2018, resulting from combined demand from the Kinyerezi-1, Kinyerezi-2 and Ubungo II power stations, and the…

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