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Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant
Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant

Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa, advancing efforts to monetise gas resources through the creation of a domestic gas-to-power infrastructure...

3 days ago

Jean-Marc Thystère-Tchicaya, minister of hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo
Oil discovery a game-changer for Congo

Early projections from recent onshore discovery made in the Delta de la Cuvette deposit in the Republic of Congo indicate that the deposits could produce up to 359-million barrels of oil...

16 Aug 2019

What Appeal Court's fracking judgment means
What Appeal Court's fracking judgment means

Anti-fracking activists won their appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) last month. The legal victory of Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and others means that environmental regulation of mining activities has been taken out of the hands of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)...

By Wilmien Wicomb 15 Aug 2019

Clever ways to finance exploration
Clever ways to finance exploration

Jeremy Asher, Chairman and CEO, Tower Resources chats about clever ways to finance oil & gas exploration at AOP Investor Forum 2019...

12 Aug 2019

Oryx Oil South Africa appoints new managing director
Oryx Oil South Africa appoints new managing director

Benoit Araman is pleased to announce the appointment of his successor, Pam Indurjeeth, as Oryx Oil South Africa managing director effective 1 August 2019...

Issued by Oryx Energies 12 Aug 2019

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG development. Photo credit: BP
Senegal on the cusp of an energy renaissance

After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest...

By Sebastian Wagner 8 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA
Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

Cotonou, capital of Benin
Benin bolsters West African LNG market

As the continent attempts to revitalise its energy sector, bring in private capital and develop gas-to-power, it is the small West African country of Benin that observers should look for positive developments.

By Mickael Vogel 7 Aug 2019

Albertine Graben region in Uganda
Uganda looking for growth from second licensing round

Uganda is aiming to increase international investment in its oil-rich energy sector, with its second oil and gas licensing round for the exploration of five blocks in the Albertine Graben...

6 Aug 2019

Electricity pylon. Wikimedia Commons
Lessons to be learnt from Ghana's excess electricity shambles

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing countries...

By Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie 5 Aug 2019

The atmospheric tower destined to the Dangote Refinery in Nigeria. Image: The Gaurdian, Nigeria
Jobs and revenue: The potential of downstream development in Africa

Africa is one of the few regions where demand for oil and oil products is expected to grow significantly over the next two decades...

5 Aug 2019

Port of Richards Bay
New LNG terminal kicks off SA's gas plans

State-owned freight logistics firm, Transnet has signed a cost-sharing agreement with the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) to conduct a feasibility study to develop a LNG storage and regasification terminal at the Port of Richards Bay...

1 Aug 2019

Industrial users of gas have brought the energy regulator’s methodology under the scrutiny of the courts.
Constitutional Court ruling ushers in new era for energy regulation in South Africa

A recent judgement of South Africa's Constitutional Court involving the country's energy regulator signals a new found willingness by the courts to scrutinise the way regulators set prices and tariffs...

By Stephen Labson 31 Jul 2019

A gas-fired power station will be a cheaper option for Eskom than its current diesel plant. Shutterstock
How liquefied natural gas could change South Africa's fortunes

The development of LNG could help transform the South African economy, spur re-industrialisation, reduce the country's over-reliance on coal-fired power stations, and contribute to increased regional trade...

By Marie Blanche Ting 29 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by 23 Jul 2019

Strait of Hormuz
What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz?

Tensions between the United States, Iran and other countries are flaring again in the Strait of Hormuz...

By Rockford Weitz 23 Jul 2019

More than 200 litres of oil spilled in Algoa Bay
More than 200 litres of oil spilled in Algoa Bay

An oil spill occurred in Algoa Bay this past weekend in the early hours of Saturday morning, 6 July...

8 Jul 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
What's really driving oil market volatility?

With the 13 June attacks on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz-a vital Gulf of Oman waterway-investors may be wondering if these types of disruptions could derail the global oil market...

By Fred Fromm 25 Jun 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Natural gas - an oscillation between boom and gloom

The natural gas market is booming and will increase in the medium term, but many factors point to a less promising future...

20 Jun 2019