Morocco revises 2030 renewable energy targets upward

Nov 8, 2018

King Mohammed VI, Morocco’s ruler, has ordered the 2030 targets for renewable energies be revised upward. Up to this point, the country had planned to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable sources. But King Mohammed VI said this was not enough and that the country must go further. The King also ordered the implementation…

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Vaalco Energy prepares for Equatorial Guinea push

Nov 8, 2018

Vaalco Energy is in talks with the Equatoguinean government to resume work in offshore Block P next year, the US-based independent announced late on Wednesday. Vaalco acquired a 31% stake in Block P in 2012 and was to assist operator GEPetrol (58.4%) closely alongside partners Atlas Petroleum (5.6%) and Crown Energy (5%), but plans to…

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Egypt LNG cargo heads for UK

Nov 8, 2018

The UK’s Dragon liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is scheduled to receive a cargo of the chilled fuel from Egypt next week. Maran Gas Maritime’s newbuild, the 173,400-cbm Maran Gas Spetses is expected to arrive at the Dragon LNG facility in the Port of Milford Haven on October 31, according to the port’s shipping data.…

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Tender process for coal power projects to go ahead in Tanzania

Nov 8, 2018

Edenville Energy PLC on Thursday said it is “very encouraged” Tanzania’s state-owned electricity utility has re-opened the tender for coal power projects. Tanzania Electricity Supply Co, or Tanesco, cancelled the tenders on Friday last week, but Edenville said the process have now resumed. Chief Executive Rufus Short said: “It is very encouraging the tender process…

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Uganda prepares for second oil exploration bidding

Nov 8, 2018

Uganda is set to announce the second competitive oil exploration bidding round that will see new fields opened up in 2020. “We are going to announce the new bidding round in March 2019 at the East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition in Mombasa. We are now preparing the data on the available oil blocks so…

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Anadarko secures binding LNG deals in Mozambique project

Nov 8, 2018

Woodlands-based Anadarko said it is pushing forward the Mozambique LNG project while keeping it on track for a final investment decision in the first half of 2019. The company and its co-venturers in the project have made progress on converting the non-binding LNG offtake agreement to fully-termed sale and purchase deals. This is necessary to…

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Eranove, Siemens and TSK sign agreement for Togo power plant

Nov 8, 2018

At the time of the G20 Investment Summit on 30 October 2018 in Berlin, Siemens, Eranove and TSK have signed a Memorandum for working together in the framework of a gas-fired electricity power station in Togo The Eranove group will ensure the development and then the operation of this power station which will at term…

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Six firms vying for Sudanese power plant

Nov 8, 2018

Six companies, including GE, are vying for the construction of the Al-Fula Thermal Power Plant in Sudan. The plant will be a dual cycle thermal power plant that will use both gas and petroleum products from the region. The plant will have a capacity of 450 MW. Its construction is part of the government’s electricity…

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New law to allow private sector investments in Ethiopia’s biofuel sector

Nov 8, 2018

A new bill is in the works to allow the involvement of the private sector in development, production, distribution and the sale of biofuel energy. The law will be the first to be enacted for the biofuel energy industry. The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is drafting the proclamation, regulation and directives that will…

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Eskom launches solar microgrid project in Free State

Nov 8, 2018

A solar microgrid demonstration project that has been developed and tested over a period of 16 months has successfully delivered electricity to a community in South Africa. On Friday, South Africa’s state-owned utility, Eskom, launched its ground-breaking pilot solar-powered microgrid at Wilhelmina Farm, Ficksburg in the Free State. The microgrid demonstration plant, which was completed…

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