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Namibia's plans for greater energy security

To improve its energy security, Namibia is planning to grow its upstream industry by reviewing its policies in a bid to court private sector investors...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2020

A perfect storm

In spite of the current economic, political and sanitary climate, we are seeing, and expect to continue to see, merger and acquisitions (M&A) deals in Africa's oil and gas industry...

By Rebecca Major 15 May 2020

New Angolan budgetary restrictions underline government's determination to support Opec

Angola has suspended all contracts signed under the public investment programme where a source of funding has not yet been definitively secured.

13 May 2020

Mitigating risks in the current oil industry crisis

The compounding effects of coronavirus and oil industry disruptions pose unique and significant challenges, particularly on the African continent where the economies of producing countries are largely dependent on oil revenues...

By Oneyka Ojogbo 6 May 2020

Total buys Tullow Oil's Uganda project

Total has acquired Tullow Oil's entire interests in Uganda Lake Albert development project including its East African Crude Oil Pipeline for an overall consideration of $575m...

29 Apr 2020

How oil and water create a complex conflict in the Niger Delta

In the Niger Delta's coastal communities, oil pollution of the marine environment has depleted the fishing and water resources that people have traditionally depended on for their livelihoods. This has led to a complex pattern of conflicts in the region since the late 1990s...

By Abosede Omowumi Babatunde 23 Apr 2020

Now you can't give oil away

As countries around the world went into lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus, demand for oil collapsed. And on Monday something quite extraordinary happened; the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the grade of crude oil used as a benchmark, turned negative for the first time ever.

By Keith Wade & Mark Lacey 22 Apr 2020

Is Opec still relevant?

Scan Western news about Opec from the last few years, and a common thread emerges:The body had a huge influence on the global oil market back in the day. Now, in the shale oil era, not so much..

By Sebastian Wagner 20 Apr 2020

AU study: Covid-19 could cost Africa $500bn, damage tourism and aviation sectors

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of Covid-19, according to a new study by the African Union...

By Kingsley Ighobor 17 Apr 2020

Natural gas, LNG and the energy transition: The bright, new jewel in Africa's crown?

For the past decade Africa has been a vibrant continent for hydrocarbons exploration. Over those years the main story, apart from the traditional North African natural gas heartlands, has been oil. However, parts of sub-Saharan Africa are on the precipice of a new natural gas era which could radically change their economies for the better...

14 Apr 2020

What current global challenges are teaching us about energy development

The current Covid-19 pandemic, and its global and ubiquitous disruption, is delivering a seemingly constant stream of new challenges to our way of life...

9 Apr 2020

HOTT3D, Africa Oil & Power team up to build hospitals in Africa

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organiser, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic...

9 Apr 2020

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 31 Mar 2020

Engen Refinery to undergo temporary controlled shutdown

The Engen Refinery is undergoing a temporary controlled shutdown due to the forecasted lower demand for petroleum products during the national lockdown...

30 Mar 2020

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