Total to launch a fuel retail network with Sonangol

Jan 23, 2019

Total has agreed to develop joint activities in the downstream petroleum sector in Angola, with national company Sonangol. Already long-term partners in the upstream business, the two companies have decided to establish a Joint Venture company to develop a common retail and distribution activity in the country, the fourth largest market in sub-Saharan Africa. While…

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CGG’s new survey provides support for Gabon’s 12th Offshore Licensing Round

Jan 23, 2019

Building on the success of its 25,000 km2 3D BroadSeis(TM) survey, which led to the recent Boudji-1 and Ivela-1 oil discoveries, CGG is extending its Gabon multi-client data footprint with a 9,800-km long-offset 2D seismic survey in an unexplored deepwater area of the South Basin. A subset of the data over the offered license blocks…

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UAE to participate in Namibia’s oil and gas sector

Jan 23, 2019

Namibia reached an agreement with the UAE to boost relations in the oil and gas sector. The oil and gas agreement came as the two countries met to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation. During a meeting between Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Namibian President Hage Geingob, bilateral relations between…

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Strathclyde Uni promotes solar power usage in Malawi

Jan 22, 2019

A solar power project, led by Strathclyde University researchers, has transpired in affordable energy supply businesses being set up in four Malawian villages. The partnership, which has been backed by a £600,000 ($772,017) grant from the Scottish government, ensures locals own and operate the solar equipment. The project includes battery chargers and power connections for…

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10 developments which will shape Africa’s energy sector in 2019

Jan 22, 2019

After a year of rebound and recovery, Africa’s old and new hydrocarbons markets have an opportunity to further entrench the continent’s position as the world’s hottest oil and gas frontier in 2019. However, the new year also brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the industry, from presidential…

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Egypt set to invest $9bn in refineries upgrade

Jan 21, 2019

Egypt plans to upgrade six oil refineries at a cost of about $9 billion over four years to increase domestic oil production to 41 million tonnes a year, Tarek El Molla, the petroleum minister, has said. Mr El Molla said during a conference in Cairo late on Sunday in Cairo that the aim was to…

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S. Arabia to set up oil refinery, petrochemicals plant in S. Africa

Jan 21, 2019

Saudi Arabia plans to build an oil refinery and a petrochemicals plant in South Africa as part of $10-billion of investments in the country, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Friday. In comments following a meeting with South Africa’s energy minister Jeff Radebe in Pretoria, Al-Falih said Saudi oil would be used in the…

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Small thermal plants hold promise for Africa’s economies

Jan 21, 2019

Small-scale power generation plants driven by hydrocarbon sources and biomass are still likely to play a valuable part in rolling out electricity in regions of Africa unserved by grid power and where renewable resources are insufficient to sustain a reliable energy supply. According to Chris Dalgliesh, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting’s Cape…

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APPO and African producers call for unity, cooperation and reform

Jan 21, 2019

The African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO) and its member countries have called for unity, cooperation and reform amongst oil producers ahead of the Cape VII Congress and Exhibition The congress and exhibition will take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 1-5 April 2019. APPO has invited all interested companies or parties to participate in this…

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Coal suppliers & IPPs influence Eskom’s request for tariff increase

Jan 21, 2019

Eskom focused on coal and independent power producers (IPPs) in its presentation at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings in Durban, on Thursday. A series of public hearings are being held across the country, allowing the power utility to explain reasons for its Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for year 5…

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