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Mozambique's fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

By Joshua Kirshner, Daniela Salite & Matthew Cotton 6 hours ago

Eyeing energy transition, Ghana plans to speed up oil exploration

State-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is looking to acquire oil assets in order to accelerate exploration before a transition from fossil fuels reshapes the market, finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, said...

30 Jul 2021

Dutch court rules against Dos Santos in oil asset case - lawyers

A Dutch court has ruled a half-billion-dollar stake in the Portuguese oil company Galp linked to Angolan ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos must be handed over to Angola...

By Noah Browning & Sergio Goncalves 28 Jul 2021

Mozambique's gas ambitions rest on distant hope of peace

The future of Mozambique's gas ambitions hinges on its ability to end a deadly insurgency linked to Islamic State...

By Emma Rumney & David Lewis 22 Jul 2021

Nigerian lawmakers pass historic oil overhaul bill

Both chambers of Nigeria's parliament have passed a bill that overhauls nearly every aspect of the country's oil and gas production, putting a project that has been in the works for two decades one step closer to presidential sign-off...

By Libby George & Camillus Eboh 2 Jul 2021

SA, Mozambique state energy firms to increase shareholding in gas pipeline

State-owned energy companies from South Africa and Mozambique have exercised their rights to buy the 30% stake in the Rompco natural gas pipeline that Sasol is selling...

28 Jun 2021

Exclusive-Galp to hold off on LNG investment until Mozambique ensures security

Portugal's Galp Energia , a partner in an Exxon Mobil-led gas consortium in Mozambique, will not invest in onshore plants there until authorities guarantee security and social stability, which may take time...

By Sergio Goncalves 15 Jun 2021

Exxon surrenders interest in Ghana's offshore oil block

Exxon Mobil has relinquished its 80% interest in Ghana's Deepwater Cape Three Points offshore block, a spokesman told Reuters on Thursday...

By Cooper Inveen 3 Jun 2021

Eni, BP in talks over oil and gas assets in Algeria

BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures...

By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes 1 Jun 2021

Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approach

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

By NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

Eni makes light oil find in Angola's Cuica prospect

A new light oil resource with a size estimated between 200- and 250-million barrels of oil has been discovered in Block 15/06 offshore of Angola...

8 Apr 2021

LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancy

The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

By Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

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