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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.
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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

Engen Refinery
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

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Oil Council
When a virus and an oil price war collide

The immediate effect of Covid-19 for the oil sector has been on the demand for crude, and on its prices. Most analysts and operators now agree that 2020 could see a negative demand growth for oil globally as industries shut down and countries around the world go on lock down...

27 Mar 2020

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

Dr Angela Wilkinson, secretary general of the World Energy Council
Are we heading for a modern jazz, unfinished symphony or hard rock energy transition?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution with energy transition, but we also don't need to reinvent the wheel every time, says Dr Angela Wilkinson, the World Energy Council (WEC) secretary general and CEO...

By Nicci Botha 9 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

Lizel Oberholzer, energy head, Norton Rose Fulbright
Impact of new law on SA's oil and gas industry

The recently published draft Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill will bring greater policy certainty and a stable investment environment for South African oil and gas exploration and production...

By Lizel Oberholzer 17 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

#BizTrends2020: Mining - the future in 2020: An optimistic forecast
#BizTrends2020: Mining - the future in 2020: An optimistic forecast

Mining remains one of the major contributors to the South African economy. In 2019, the mining industry saw a number of exciting developments. More interesting developments lie ahead...

By Athi Jara 6 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

Cape Town seeks emergency hearing due to load-shedding crisis
Cape Town seeks emergency hearing due to load-shedding crisis

The City of Cape Town will request permission from the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court for an expedited hearing on its energy case, Cape Town's Acting Executive Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson, has announced...

11 Dec 2019

Public comment sought on carbon tax regulations
Public comment sought on carbon tax regulations

Following the coming into effect of the Carbon Tax Act, National Treasury is seeking public comment into the Draft Regulations for Trade Exposure Allowance and the Draft Regulations for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Intensity Benchmarks...

3 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

Oando at Africa Oil Week
Oando at Africa Oil Week

XZIBIT Marketing designed and produced a networking lounge for Oando at Africa Oil Week where conference delegates enjoyed some hospitality around business meetings.

Issued by XZIBIT Marketing 11 Nov 2019

Photo: Africa Energy Corp
#AOW2019: Brulpadda's challenges inspire innovation

The Brulpadda discovery is a "game changer", which has renewed exploration interest in South Africa..

By Nicci Botha 8 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

Jon Clark EMEIA leader oil & gas transaction advisory services, Ernst & Young
#AOW2019: Fuelling the future

Given the capital intensive nature of the oil & gas industry, investors have historically always been worried about the same three questions. How much oil is in the ground? How much is it going to cost to get it out? How much can it be sold for?

By Nicci Botha 6 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

A main street of a poor neighbourhood in Cape Town during recent power cuts. EPA/Nic Bothma
How failing power utility is fuelling South Africa's economic crisis

South Africa's state power utility Eskom is the biggest challenge facing the country. Mess up Eskom, and you mess up the country. And it looks as though key players are doing just that...

By Mark Swilling 1 Nov 2019

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Fuel price set to drop in November

Fuel prices are set for a slight drop in the wake of oil price retreats in October...

30 Oct 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

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