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Nigeria’s offshore gas revival

Nigeria’s offshore gas revival New offshore drilling and deepwater development projects are driving Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Sitting on an estimated 203 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, Nigeria is on a mission to monetise its gas resources and become a leading Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter to global markets. The USD5-billion Nigeria LNG Train …

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Advanced nuclear technologies unveiled at Africa Energy Indaba

Advanced nuclear technologies unveiled at Africa Energy Indaba  The upcoming Africa Energy Indaba, that will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 4 to 7 March 2024 will shine the spotlight on cutting-edge Advanced Nuclear Technologies and their potential to shape the continent’s energy landscape. WhyAfrica is a media partner at this event.  The …

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Africa’s gas sector starts building momentum

Africa’s gas sector starts building momentum The recently signed liquefied natural gas (LNG) development project in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province is a promising step on the long road to Africa’s just energy transition. By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber The project, being jointly developed by Kinetiko Energy of Australia and the Industrial Corporation …

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Resource-rich Africa has no excuse to remain poor says Adesina

Resource-rich Africa has no excuse to remain poor says Adesina With USD6.2-trillion worth of natural resources, 65% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, and a vibrant youth, Africa has no excuse to be poor, says African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina.   Adesina says that the continent needs to solve its many challenges and …

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Africa needs to act now to seize energy opportunity says PwC

Africa needs to act now to seize energy opportunity says PwC According to a new PwC report, Africa is making progress towards a clean energy transition, but these efforts need to be coupled with the development of fossil fuel energy resources to make the transition happen faster.     Africa is progressing positively in its efforts …

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MSGBC panel to discuss Africa’s role in energy transition

MSGBC panel to discuss Africa’s role in energy transition In the lead up to COP28 the closing panel at this year’s Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry (MSGBC) Oil, Gas & Power conference, will reflect on the outcomes of COP27 and Arica’s role in sustainable development and climate financing.   The third edition of this conference, …

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Nigeria’s decarbonisation roadmap

Nigeria’s decarbonisation roadmap   Meeting last week in Abuja and Lagos for the 2023 Energy Transition Forum, Nigeria’s leading energy experts have outlined the country’s roadmap to decarbonisation, and discussed what it will take to deliver universal access to clean energy for Nigerian households and businesses. Speaking in front of senior representatives of some of …

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Saudi Arabia’s ambition to drive energy growth across Africa

Saudi Arabia’s ambition to drive energy growth across Africa      Saudi Arabia wants to build stronger relationships with African countries and has eyed the continent’s energy sector as a strategic opportunity to tap into. This became clear during a Saudi Arabia-Africa Energy Investment Forum roundtable discussion at the African Energy Week (AEW) held in Cape …

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Minister says Namibia’s on track to become a world class energy hub

Minister says Namibia’s on track to become a world class energy hub With its green hydrogen developments gaining traction, its massive oil and gas discoveries and ample opportunity for the development of renewable energy projects, Namibia is on track to become a major player in Africa’s energy sector.   Namibia’s green hydrogen strategy is one …

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Natural gas could be Africa’s energy solution

Natural gas could be Africa’s energy solution    Natural gas only contributes 5% to Africa’s energy mix but almost half the continent’s 55 countries have proven reserves and it could provide the baseload power needed to boost Africa’s capacity to process its raw materials locally. By Jason Mitchell Africa’s vast natural gas reserves are key …

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Hydrogen is Africa’s new renewable powerhouse

Hydrogen is Africa’s new renewable powerhouse According to the report “The State of African Energy 2Q 2023 Outlook,” recently released by The African Energy Chamber (AEC), the most significant growth in the renewable energy sector has been in the hydrogen electrolyzer space. By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Africa’s current announced capacity …

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Natural gas represents tremendous opportunities for Africa

Natural gas represents tremendous opportunities for Africa Although Africa’s natural gas production is expected to remain relatively flat over the next two years — increasing only slightly, from 268 billion cubic meters (bcm) today to 272 bcm in 2025 — there’s room for optimism about the continent’s potential, according to the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) …

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Renewables a cost-effective option for West Africa

Renewables a cost-effective option for West Africa Experts from global energy company Wärtsilä says that a strategy shift in favour of renewables will bring significant economic advantages in Senegal and other West African countries as power systems are expanded.  A recent study undertaken by the group revealed that speeding up the deployment of renewable energy …

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With South Africa in the doldrums, companies should expand their African footprint

With South Africa in the doldrums, companies should expand their African footprint   With the energy crisis and political shenanigans hampering economic growth in South Africa, South African companies, especially suppliers and service providers in the mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors, should expand their footprint into Africa north of the Limpopo River. By Leon …

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Energy diversification drives Gabon’s economic growth

Energy diversification drives Gabon’s economic growth  Buoyed by political stability, an influx of foreign direct investment and growing support from international partners, Gabon is expected to become an emerging economy by 2025, with projected GDP growth of roughly 3% by the close of 2023. In the Central African region, Gabon stands out for its political …

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Minister says economic growth in Angola will be driven by oil sector

Minister says economic growth in Angola will be driven by oil sector According to Angola’s Minister of Economy and Planning the country foresees economic growth of 3.6% between 2023 and 2027, driven primarily by positive performance in the oil sector. Angola’s Minister of Economy and Planning, Mário Caetano João, says that the southern African country …

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Connect with Africa’s energy sector at Enlit Africa

Connect with Africa’s energy sector at Enlit Africa The challenge of improving access to energy will be addressed at the upcoming Enlit Africa conference and expo when it returns to Cape Town from 16–18 May 2023. WhyAfrica is an official media partner of the event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect, network, and learn from …

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Congo lays foundation to become major LNG exporter

Congo lays foundation to become major LNG exporter  In a significant development for the Republic of Congo’s energy sector, President Denis Sassou Nguesso, and Claudio Descalzi, CEO of global energy major Eni lay the foundation stone for the Congo Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project last week.    The initiative represents the country’s inaugural venture into …

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Power Trip: SA’s imperative and the continent’s other energy crisis

Power Trip: SA’s imperative and the continent’s other energy crisis Enlit Africa 2023 proposes to tackle the toughest questions around power in Africa, and as a result, has attracted energy experts from almost 90 countries. WhyAfrica is an official media partner at this year’s event.    From 16 to 18 May 2023, the power, energy …

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Why green hydrogen is important for South Africa

Why green hydrogen is important for South Africa  Several countries in Africa are pinning their energy-transition hopes on green hydrogen as fuel source. Green hydrogen is important for countries like South Africa, for example. The reasons are varied and compelling.  By Dr Karen Surridge, Project Manager Renewable Energy and Cleaner Fossil Fuels, SANEDI Hydrogen fuel …

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Gas power boost for Gabon’s electrification plans

Gas power boost for Gabon’s electrification plans A recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Perenco and the Gabon Power Company lays the foundation for a new gas-fired power plant that will help electrify the country and compliment the government’s broader plans to utilise its abundant but overlooked gas resources. Demonstrating the significant role natural …

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Nuclear could answer many of Africa’s energy needs

Nuclear could answer many of Africa’s energy needs  Globally, 800 million people lack electricity – and 80% of them live in Africa. With the continent’s population expected to nearly double by 2050, our energy needs are only growing. By Cheikh Niane and NJ Ayuk Generating reliable electricity for 2.5 billion people in a safe, green, …

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Resources in Africa represent gateways to success

Resources in Africa represent gateways to success While the African continent is confronted by its fair share of challenges, there remains a myriad of viable opportunities to capitalise on. Further, the robust and plentiful resources in the continent’s possession represent favourable gateways if proactively actioned. Access to energy (Resources in Africa represent gateways to success) …

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Africa’s energy crisis enables African solutions

Africa’s energy crisis enables African solutions  Africa’s energy deficit has given rise to African entrepreneurs that are introducing new technologies, especially in solar power, to fill these gaps.    Progression is mostly driven by energy and many regions in the world are quickly running low on means to generate it. With over 600 million people …

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Africa’s energy transition – a just transition or a fair transition?

Africa’s energy transition – a just transition or a fair transition? The energy transition and the restructuring of global natural gas supply sources following the Russian invasion of Ukraine—are shaping the future of Africa’s gas sector. By Liz Hart, Managing Director Africa Energy Indaba The energy transition offers bright options for several affected countries should …

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Omnia evaluates production of green hydrogen and ammonia in South Africa

Omnia evaluates production of green hydrogen and ammonia in South Africa South African chemical services group Omnia and renewable energy company WKN Windcurrent, a fully owned subsidiary of German based PNE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate the onsite production of green hydrogen and ammonia at Omnia’s Sasolburg plant, South Africa. A …

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Energy a key focus for PAP in Algeria

Energy a key focus for PAP in Algeria        Africa’s energy crisis constitutes a key focus of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria. Last week Chief Fortune Charumbira, the President of the PAP and his delegation paid a courtesy call on Mohamed Arkab, Algeria Minister of Energy and Mines. …

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Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom

Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom  With an integrated hydrocarbon and renewable energy strategy combined with promising oil and gas discoveries, Namibia is at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom.      Namibia showcased investment opportunities in the development of its Kudu gas field, the exploration of the highly prospective Orange Basin and developing …

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Africa could be a green hydrogen hub in 2035

Africa could be a green hydrogen hub in 2035 Africa is capable of producing 50 million tons of green hydrogen a year by 2035, according to a new study by the European Investment Bank (EIB), International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the African Union, with the support of the Government of Mauritania, HyDeal and UCLG Africa. Green hydrogen …

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