Ugandan Govt targets to connect 300,000 families to electricity annually

Sep 28, 2019

Government has unveiled a plan to increase the number of electricity connections from an average of 80,000 to 300,000 annually. This is expected to be implemented through the Electricity Connections Policy (ECP). ECP’s objective aims at increasing the national access rate of electricity from 26 per cent to 60 per cent by 2027. The ECP…

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Ghana’s ECG to diversify business operations to telecom services provision

Sep 28, 2019

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is diversifying its business operations to include provision of telecommunication services to customers. Managing Director of ECG, Samuel Boakye-Appiah, said the company was leveraging on its network assets to deploy fibre and partner with other telecommunication companies to provide data, internet and other related services to Ghanaians. Speaking to…

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Tanzania-Uganda pipeline deadlock very disruptive – CNOOC

Sep 28, 2019

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has said the deadlock surrounding commercialisation of Uganda’s oil is disruptive to the economics of its business. Speaking during the 6TH East African Oil & Gas Convention in Kampala yesterday, Mr Gao Guangcai, the CNOOC vice project manager, said as a Joint Venture Partner they were barely able to…

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Chevron and Sonatrach meet to discuss partnership

Sep 28, 2019

Chevron Corp is meeting Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach to discuss possible partnerships, Sonatrach said on Wednesday, without giving further details. Sonatrach has said it wants to develop partnerships with foreign oil companies to boost output and exports, but Chevron’s visit is the first by a U.S. major since mass protests broke out in February, unseating veteran…

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Angola, Senegal to champion SDG7 initiative for Africa for 10,000MW of clean energy capacity by 2025

Sep 28, 2019

On the margins of the United Nations Climate Action Summit convened by the Secretary-General,Antonio Guterres to drum up support for climate action, a group of like-minded countries, financiers, project developers and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched an initiative to energize climate resilient development in Africa faster, better and cleaner with deployment…

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Eni CEO under investigation over Congo dealings

Sep 28, 2019

Italian oil and gas group Eni said on Thursday its chief executive, Claudio Descalzi, was under investigation for a conflict of interest issue over dealings in the Congo. In a statement Eni said CEO Descalzi had been served notice by prosecutors he was being probed for not disclosing certain information regarding relations between Eni’s Congo…

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Kenya’s GDC carries out first drilling operations at Baringo-Silali geothermal site

Sep 28, 2019

The Kenyan state-owned company, Geothermal Development Company (GDC), has recently completed the first drilling on the site of the Baringo-Silali geothermal project. It will produce 300 MW of electricity. The Baringo-Silali geothermal project is making further progress. A first geothermal well has been drilled “successfully” according to Geothermal Development Company (GDC), the Kenyan public company…

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Yakaar-Teranga gas to prioritise Senegalese market – Kosmos

Sep 28, 2019

First production from developments based on the Yakaar-Teranga gas resources off northern Senegal are set go to the domestic market, according to the regional head of Dallas-based producer Kosmos Energy, with LNG exports to follow later. “It is envisioned that phase one of the Yakaar-Teranga gas development would be a domestic gas phase,” Todd Niebruegge,…

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Qatar, South Africa set to develop LNG terminal

Sep 28, 2019

Qatar and South Africa are working aggressively to expand energy cooperation, which include developing infrastructure and an LNG terminal in the Africa’s second largest economy to receive Qatari gas, according to Faizel Moosa, Ambassador of South Africa to Qatar. Early this year, Qatar Petroleum (QP) and its partners, led by TOTAL, announced a significant gas…

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Thousands of Kenyans to get clean energy from U.S.$147m solar projects

Sep 26, 2019

The European Investment Bank and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, have agreed to finance construction and operation of two new solar photovoltaic plants in Kenya. EIB and FMO will each provide US$53 million for the two projects, with the remainder of the US$147 million total project cost provided by the project promoters Frontier Energy,…

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