Tanzanian national policy on charcoal inevitable

Feb 18, 2019

ON the outset let me thank the Almighty God for keeping us well spiritually and bodily. Also let me thank the management of some media houses that supported the debate on charcoal which was broadcast live by one of the TV stations last week. Charcoal (popularly known as ‘mkaa’ in Kiswahili) is a commodity that…

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Somalia denies auctioning Kenyan oil blocks in disputed territory

Feb 18, 2019

Somalia has denied auctioning Kenya’s potential maritime zones that are in dispute at the International Court of Justice, The country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday night that it is ready and willing to cooperate with Kenya in finding an amicable solution to the crisis that has caused a diplomatic tiff between the…

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Azelio increases competence, new test facilities and presence in Morocco

Feb 18, 2019

Azelio has started the year with continued positive development. In line with the business plan, the global presence has been expanded with presence in Morocco. The development center in Åmål in Sweden has expanded its testing facilities for product verification. The company has also been reinforced with increased qualified expertise to progress the industrialization as…

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Kenya Power looks to improve customer service delivery

Feb 17, 2019

With efforts to improve customer service delivery, Kenya Power is running a two-day Customer Open Day in Eldoret town, which kicked off yesterday. The event is expected to benefit customers within the North Rift region. It is one of the several initiatives the Company has undertaken to enhance engagement with customers with the overall objective…

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Equatorial Guinea set to launch April licensing round

Feb 17, 2019

Equatorial Guinea is set to launch a licensing round on 1 April that will offer gas-rich Block R, which was operated by Ophir Energy until the end of last year when the licence lapsed. The London-based player had hoped to secure an extension to the block in an effort to commercialise more than 2 trillion…

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Eni granted two exploration blocks onshore Egypt

Feb 17, 2019

The first block, “South East Siwa” (Eni 100%), has been assigned within the EGPC 2018 competitive bid round. The block, which has an acreage of 3,013 km2, is located in the Western Desert close by to the Eni “SW Melehia” Concession, where two commercial oil discoveries have recently been announced and for which development plans…

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Kenya’s ERC drops price of diesel to 13-month low

Feb 17, 2019

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has cut the price of diesel to a 13-month low, offering hope for lower transport and machine operations costs. In Thursday’s price review, a litre of diesel in Nairobi will now retail at a maximum Sh95.96, following a Sh6.28 cut. This price was last seen in January last year when…

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Botswana community commend Bitri/UNDP for biogas digester

Feb 17, 2019

Residents of Moshupa have commended Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for manufacturing a biogas digester for use by communities to produce clean energy. Commenting during a kgotla meeting addressed by El Mondo representative, Mr Sennye Masike in Moshupa on Tuesday, residents said the initiative was…

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Dana Gas to drill in Egypt’s next potential mega gas field

Feb 16, 2019

Dana Gas will begin drilling this year in an area it says could become Egypt’s next giant Mediterranean gas field, after seismic data pointed to reserves as large as 20 trillion cubic feet. That data will be put to the test beginning in April or May, when it expects to start drilling an area that…

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Senegal’s revamped oil code will only apply to new license holders

Feb 16, 2019

The terms in Senegal’s latest oil code that provide for increased state participation in projects and higher royalties will only apply to new rights holders. The regulations are not retroactive and the government “doesn’t plan to renegotiate new contractual terms with current license holders,” Oil and Energy Minister Mansour Elimane Kane said Wednesday in an…

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