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A visitor sanitises hands before entering a state hospital at Yaba, Lagos. Hospitals like this are likely to suffer power cuts as lock down force Nigerians to stay at home and consume more power.
Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Covid-19: Nigeria should prioritise power supply to healthcare facilities

Nigeria may have to implement a nationwide lockdown to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases. Such a drastic measure would alter the country's energy consumption pattern. This would further burden an already dilapidated power supply system...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 3 days ago

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Relief for Equatorial Guinea oil & gas services companies

Equatorial Guinea is waiving oil & gas services fees in the wake of the oil price drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Oil prices currently remain at around $20 a barrel, their lowest level since 1991...

24 Mar 2020

Mozambique's gas promise
Mozambique's gas promise

It has been almost exactly 10 years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over 60 years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration...

By NJ Ayuk 3 Mar 2020

Equatorial Guinea positioning itself as a regional gas hub
Equatorial Guinea positioning itself as a regional gas hub

Equatorial Guinea is positioning itself as the Gulf of Guinea's gas hub and and hopes to deliver where others have failed: developing the first successful cross-border gas venture on the continent...

31 Jan 2020

Up she goes. archigraf
US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2019: Energy & Mining

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Market access and cooperation will unlock opportunities in Africa's energy sector

Africa's energy sector is a catalyst for growth and development across the continent. Industry and investors need to stay abreast of the high-speed advances in the energy landscape...

6 Dec 2019

AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project
AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project

The African Development Bank Group has approved a long-term senior loan of $400m for an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, including a liquification facility in Mozambique...

27 Nov 2019

João Marques
It's time to negotiate a better future for African energy

For the better part of the last half century, oil and gas has been portrayed over and over again as the source of all evil across Africa, responsible for instability, power struggles, poverty, death, pollution and corruption...

By João Marques 26 Nov 2019

Demonising African oil & gas is not constructive for energy transition
Demonising African oil & gas is not constructive for energy transition

In a 2014 article written for the Guardian newspaper this week,Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu argued for an Apartheid-style boycott on coal, oil and gas companies as a solution to fight climate change and help ensure global environmental sustainability goals...

By NJ Ayuk 18 Nov 2019

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

Image: UPI.com
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

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

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

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

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 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

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 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

The Department of Mineral Resources has given the go-ahead for Italian group Eni to conduct drilling off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Eni (fair use)
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

Oil and gas is the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy. Wikimedia Commons
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

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed
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

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