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Lessons from Chad: Drilling is a no brainer

Chad's rigs count has been surprisingly high for a year now, in a country that produces only about 100,000 bopd...

By Mickael Vogel, 13 Sep 2019

Controversial KZN drilling project gets go-ahead

Marches, protests and objections to plans to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the past few years have come to naught...

13 Sep 2019

Explainer: how Nigeria got hit with a $9.6bn judgement debt in London

Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6bn judgement debt against the West African nation...

By Oludara Akanmidu 11 Sep 2019

Somalia will honour legacy oil & gas

Somalia is breathing new life in its dormant oil and gas sector with anew Petroleum Law and Revenue Sharing Agreement and its first ever offshore licensing round (15 blocks covering 75,000km2...

10 Sep 2019

Gabon on track to increase oil production

As Gabon works to increase its crude oil production by 50 percent by 2020/2021, US hydrocarbon exploration firm, Vaalco Energy announced that it will begin its drilling campaign the country's offshore this September...

30 Aug 2019

Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growth

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

African LNG market to attract $103bn in 2019

Africa is an exciting frontier in the global natural gas sector. The continent holds 7.1% of proven global gas reserves and is expected to contribute nearly 10% of global production growth through to 2024..

26 Aug 2019

Fossil fuel extraction could be contributing to climate change by heating Earth from within

Almost all scientists agree that burning fossil fuels is contributing to climate change. But agreement is less clear cut on how exactly it's influencing rising global temperatures...

By Rizwan Nawaz & Adel Sharif 23 Aug 2019

Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant

Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa, advancing efforts to monetise gas resources through the creation of a domestic gas-to-power infrastructure...

21 Aug 2019

Oil discovery a game-changer for Congo

Early projections from recent onshore discovery made in the Delta de la Cuvette deposit in the Republic of Congo indicate that the deposits could produce up to 359-million barrels of oil...

16 Aug 2019

Senegal on the cusp of an energy renaissance

After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest...

By Sebastian Wagner 8 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

Benin bolsters West African LNG market

As the continent attempts to revitalise its energy sector, bring in private capital and develop gas-to-power, it is the small West African country of Benin that observers should look for positive developments.

By Mickael Vogel 7 Aug 2019

Uganda looking for growth from second licensing round

Uganda is aiming to increase international investment in its oil-rich energy sector, with its second oil and gas licensing round for the exploration of five blocks in the Albertine Graben...

6 Aug 2019

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