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Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn't

Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 13 hours ago

Reduced demand for oil and oil products to last for 6 months

"We expect that this reduced demand scenario will persist for some time with pre-Covid consumption levels being reached at the back end of 2021. How oil companies and traders will survive during this period will largely depend on their operating models."

5 Aug 2020

Fuel price set to increase by 5c a litre

Cash strapped consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets as the price of petrol is set to go up by 5 cents a litre at midnight...

4 Aug 2020

Rwanda extracts methane from Lake Kivu for electricity. How it works

Lake Kivu lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It's almost the size of Mauritius and has a maximum depth of 480 metres. Lake Kivu also stores huge amounts of methane gas which Rwanda extracting to produce electricity...

By Natacha Tofield-Pasche 16 Jul 2020

African Energy Chamber launches portal to boost job market

In order to maximize the saving of local jobs and assist in the recovery of African energy markets after the Covid-19 crisis, the African Energy Chamber and its partners have launched a free-access jobs portal for trained and qualified African workforce...

9 Jul 2020

Proposed reporting standard for oil and gas

Climate change, the environment, health and safety, employment, communities, and governance are the core component of a proposed sustainability reporting standard for the oil and gas industry.

8 Jul 2020

Two killed in Milnerton refinery explosion

Two people were killed and six others injured following an explosion at the Astron oil refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, in the early hours of Thursday...

2 Jul 2020

Further developments to the carbon tax framework

On 19 June 2020, Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, finalised the next set of regulatory mechanisms applicable to the Carbon Tax Act, 2019 (the Act)...

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Gillian Niven 26 Jun 2020

Don't dismiss Africa's voice in the energy debate

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19's devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it...

By NJ Ayuk 24 Jun 2020

Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the mark

The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

By Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

The draft petroleum Bill, skills development and how SA can benefit from Mozambique's LNG project

Adrian Strydom, acting CEO at South African Oil and Gas Association chats to African Oil Week on the draft Upstream Petroleum Resource Development Bill, Integrated Resource Plan, skill development for higher education and how SA can take advantage of the LNG projects in Mozambique...

12 Jun 2020

Update on Mozambique LNG project

In recent weeks, Mozambique liquified natural gas project (LNG) has garnered much media coverage - for both positive and negative reasons. In April, it became the centre of the country's Covid-19 outbreak..

8 Jun 2020

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how

After Ghana discovered oil and gas in 2007, the government and civil society aspired to avoid the "resource curse". This is when countries have an abundance of non-renewable natural resources but no economic growth...

By Emmanuel Graham, Ismael Ackah, Nathan Andrews & Ransford Edward 29 May 2020

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