African News

Equatorial Guinea lauds TechnipFMC and Schlumberger on local content compliance

Nov 26, 2018

The Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons has commended international oil services companies Schlumberger and TechnipFMC on their proactive measures taken to comply with Equatorial Guinea’s local content regulations. “Both Schlumberger and TechnipFMC have a long history of working in our country, and their recent engagement with local companies, commitment to train, develop and promote our…

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Regional cooperation in East Africa set to tackle energy insecurity

Nov 26, 2018

The Energy Security Policy Framework launched today in Kigali by the East African Community in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa, ECA will help East African countries to tackle the increasing energy insecurity affecting the region. “Deforestation, rising wood and charcoal prices, increasing imports of oil and gas are some of the symptoms…

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Sahara Group backs growth forecasts in S. Sudan’s oil & power sectors

Nov 26, 2018

Valery Guillebon, CEO of Sahara Energy International PTE Ltd. has urged investors to take advantage of emerging opportunities in South Sudan’s upstream, downstream and power sectors in the wake of positive market forecasts and assurances of enabling business environment from the oil-rich nation. Speaking at the Africa Oil & Power Conference in Juba, Guillebon said,…

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Kenya Pipeline fuel loss hits Sh2bn

Nov 26, 2018

Kenya Pipeline Company will be in the spotlight today after the board called for a special meeting with senior managers to explain a fuel loss that has now climbed to 23 million litres — and which insurance firms say they will not pay for. During a stormy meeting with KPC officials, oil marketing companies refused…

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DRC’s Grand Inga Dam hydropower project likely to face challenges

Nov 25, 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) aspires to have the world’s largest hydropower scheme that will have a continent-wide energy footprint. Africa’s mammoth hydropower project, the Grand Inga Dam, which began more than six decades ago, however continues to raise hackles. In 2014, the DRC signed a treaty with South Africa as its main partner and…

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Uganda to weigh up Tilenga impact report

Nov 25, 2018

Government has accepted to hold two public hearings over the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the Tilenga oil project. The public is hereby notified that the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has been requested by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to hold public hearings for the Environmental and Social impact Assessment…

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Gambia seeks to build transmission infrastructure

Nov 25, 2018

The Republic of The Gambia has received funds for the design and build of transmission infrastructure between Brikama and Kotu. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) intends to initially select not more than six applicants for the contract for transmission infrastructure including, but not limited to 30 km of 225 kV transmission lines,…

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Libyan crude in rare journey to New Zealand

Nov 25, 2018

Libyan crude will soon be making the long journey to a refinery in New Zealand in a rare export route for the North African country’s oil, which usually finds homes in Europe and sometimes Asia, trading sources said Thursday. The Suez Fuzeyya was placed on subjects on a Zueitina/Ras Lanuf to Whangarei voyage to carry…

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SAPP workshop to discuss southern African regional power pool plan

Nov 24, 2018

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), a SADC power generation and transmission initiative, will host a workshop next Wednesday, to discuss the Pool Plan recently endorsed by the Energy Ministers of Southern African Development Community member countries. The Pool Plan represents a significant milestone for SAPP in fulfilling its mandate of coordinating and cooperating in…

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Algeria opens tender for 150-MW solar projects

Nov 23, 2018

Algeria’s energy ministry is seeking bids in a tender for the installation of 150 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity across the country’s Southeast region. The tender was issued by the Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Gas (CREG) last weekend. In addition to the construction of the solar parks, it also calls for the provision…

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