African News

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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BP and Kosmos launch EIA in Sao Tome and Principe EEZ

Nov 7, 2018

The consortium of BP and Kosmos Energy have launched environmental impact studies on newly acquired blocks 10 and 13 in Sao Tome and Principe’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The firms have a 28-year exploration and production contract. The first years will focus on seismic studies, followed by development and production if reserves are discovered. The…

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Tlou Energy provides update on Lesedi CBM project in Botswana

Nov 7, 2018

Tlou Energy, the ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on developing gas-to-power projects in southern Africa using coal bed methane (‘CBM’) natural gas from its gas field in Botswana, has provided an update on field operations at its Lesedi CBM project. Key Points: Vertical well ‘Lesedi 3P’ has been drilled and reached a total…

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Tullow working towards nameplate capacity on two Ghanaian FPSOs

Nov 7, 2018

Oil and gas company Tullow Oil is working to increase production from two of its operated fields offshore Ghana towards the nameplate capacity of FPSOs operating on the respective fields. Tullow is the operator of two fields located offshore Ghana, Jubilee and TEN. Tullow’s partner in both locations, U.S. oil company Kosmos Energy, said on…

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PetroSA denies “poor quality diesel” claims

Nov 7, 2018

South African state run firm PetroSA denied reports in the Mail & Guardian (M&G) that it was losing international buyers of its diesel due to its poor quality. The M&G report said that Shell South Africa was one of those firms that would cease buying diesel manufactured at PetroSA’s Mossel Bay refinery. In a statement…

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