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LE South Africa introduces oil-spill-eating enzyme technology
LE South Africa introduces oil-spill-eating enzyme technology

"In nature, bacteria release enzymes and biosurfactants that attack the spill. The biosurfactants emulsify the spill, breaking it down to be used as a food source for the bacteria. The end result of this process is CO2 and water."

8 Nov 2019

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo
#AOW2019: Facing the challenges

Adequate investment, infrastructure, security, local content, regulation and predictability and stability are some of the challenges the African oil & gas sector will face in the coming decades...

7 Nov 2019

Gwede Mantashe, SA minister of minerals and energy
#AOW2019: Mantashe calls for gas investment

Highlighting the investment opportunities at the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe called on foreign investors to help develop South Africa's fledgling gas industry...

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia (left) and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.Their countries are in a row over territory. Daniel Irungu/EPA
Western countries take sides in Kenya's maritime row with Somalia

A dispute over maritime territory in the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Somalia has resulted in major western countries lining up on either side, depending on which of the two African nations best serves their oil interests....

By Patrick Muthengi Maluki 5 Nov 2019

Africa's oil & gas industry poised for further growth
Africa's oil & gas industry poised for further growth

The global energy market is in an exciting phase of transition and disruption, which is likely to position gas ahead of coal by 2030 to become the world's number two fuel...

4 Nov 2019

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Equitorial Guinea's minister of mines and hydrocarbons
Kosmos strikes oil in Equatorial Guinea

Kosmos Energy has made an oil discovery in offshore Equatorial Guinea. The S-5 well was drilled at a total depth of 4,400 metres and encountered 39 metres of net oil play in the Santonian reservoir, in the offshore Rio Muni Basin...

4 Nov 2019

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Senegal on the cusp of LNG boom

On the back of some substantial deepwater finds, Senegal is predicted to become a hot spot during the next decade for relatively low-cost liquified natural gas (LNG) clusters...

29 Oct 2019

Cameroon boosts hydroelectric capacity
Cameroon boosts hydroelectric capacity

Three power projects financed by the African Development Bank for $121.4m in 2010-2011 are at last starting to provide long-suffering Cameroonians with much more reliable electricity...

25 Oct 2019

Image: The Mandela Initiative
Creativity is key to good mining stakeholder communication

The many complexities of the mining industry means that the outdated tactics used when establishing stakeholder communication are no longer an option...

25 Oct 2019

Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Getahun Mekuria Kuma.and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev,
Ethiopia and Russia sign peaceful atomic energy deal

Russia and Ethiopia have signed an intergovernmental framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi...

24 Oct 2019

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mines and hydrocarbons and Sergey Gorkov, director general and chairman of the board of Rosge
Equatorial Guinea signs exploration MoU with Rosgeo

The Russian state geology company, Rosgeo and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea have signed a memorandum of understanding during the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi...

23 Oct 2019

Sherif Andrawes, BDO’s global head of natural resources
What's going to shake up the mining industry by 2030?

A new report has revealed the major changes predicted to shake up the world's mining sector by 2023, including specific South African predictions...

23 Oct 2019

Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, Somalia's minister of petroleum and mineral resources
Somalia open for business, says petroleum minister

Rich in hydrocarbons and possessing a favorable geological structure, Somalia holds huge opportunities for investors looking to enter the East African market...

21 Oct 2019

Klipheuwel Wind Farm
Wind power is far more than just energy

Energy security remains a challenge in the continent, with the average electrification rate in Africa at only about 43%. Wind power therefore could be a game changer...

17 Oct 2019

Let the sunshine in - why solar power is essential
Let the sunshine in - why solar power is essential

Whether building an affordable home or a luxury condo, energy saving construction techniques are invaluable, as building an energy efficient house will not only cut costs in the end, but is environmentally responsible and aesthetically pleasing...

By Barry Bredenkamp 16 Oct 2019

Mozambique's LNG projects ready for implementation
Mozambique's LNG projects ready for implementation

The latest final investment decision (FID) on Mozambique's $20bn Anadarko liquified natural gas (LNG) project makes it the largest sanction ever in sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas sector...

15 Oct 2019

Mtho Xulu, president of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Collaboration critical for energy projects

Governments need to start understanding that collaboration is critical if they want banks and financiers to start funding small to medium size businesses and/or small to medium size oil and gas companies...

14 Oct 2019

NJ Ayuk
#AOP2019: Free market capitalism will work best for Africa

African oil and gas champion, NJ Ayuk, is unabashed in his support of free market capitalism, saying it is the economic model that will work best for Africa...

By Nicci Botha 11 Oct 2019

Gabriel Obiang Lima
#AOP2019: Africa must be unapologetic about oil & gas

Oil and gas are crucial for Africa's economic development, and the continent shouldn't have to apologise for exploiting these resources, said Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mining and hydrocarbons...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

Gwede Mantashe
#Windaba2019: IRP will bring certainty

There will be certainty about the country's energy mix after the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is presented to cabinet next week,

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

President Felipe Nyusi
Exxon to sign $33bn LNG deal in Mozambique

American oil giant, Exxon Mobil, is about to sign an initial investment decision for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project worth around $33bn with the government of Mozambique...

7 Oct 2019

Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Saving Eskom: Govt talks to coal and renewables about lowering prices

South Africa's limping economy is likely to be further crippled unless the price of electricity is brought down...

4 Oct 2019

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Frameworks to investor interest in Africa's renewable energy

With a population of more than one-billion people and a collective economy of around $1.5trn, Africa is a continent ripe for economic growth. Developing the capacity to satisfy its people's energy demands is key to unlocking that potential...

1 Oct 2019

2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Programme open for applications
2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Programme open for applications

In order to provide young energy professionals with the tools and experience to become future leaders across the industry, the African Energy Chamber is launching its first Fellowship Programme. Applications are open throughout October 2019, for a one-year programme that will start in January 2020...

27 Sep 2019

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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

Small-scale gold mining in what is modern day Ghana can be traced as far back as the 15th century...

By Gabriel Botchwey & Gordon Crawford 26 Sep 2019

DStv partnership in Mozambique brings solar power to rural areas
DStv partnership in Mozambique brings solar power to rural areas

Fenix Mozambique inaugurates Nampula branch in collaboration with FUNAE and DStv...

20 Sep 2019

Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?
Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?

As the population of the world's cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template...

By Daniel Johnson 19 Sep 2019

Muloni Irene Nafuna, Ugandan energy minister and Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general of Rosatom
Russia and Uganda sign nuclear energy deal

Uganda has signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy with the governments of the Russian Federation...

19 Sep 2019

World's first floating nuclear power plant docks in Russia
World's first floating nuclear power plant docks in Russia

The floating power unit Akademik Lomonosov has arrived at the port of its permanent location in Pevek, Chukotka, in Russia's Far East, where it is being docked to start operations by the end of this year...

16 Sep 2019

Mickael Vogel, director of strategy, African Energy Chamber
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

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