energy

22 Jun 2021

Decarbonisation of the energy system – no company can sit on the sideline

By Eric Croeser  22 June 2021 – Decarbonisation of the energy system – from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system – poses an existential threat to the oil […]
9 May 2021

Total starts production from Zinia Phase 2 on Block 17 in Angola

09 May 2021 – Oil producer Total announced that it has started production at the Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project in Angola. French based Total operates Block 17 in Angola […]
23 Apr 2021

Financing package signed for the construction of the largest solar plant in Egypt.

23 April 2021 – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(link is external) (EBRD), the OPEC Fund for International Development(link is external) (the OPEC Fund), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Green Climate Fund(link is external) (GCF) […]
1 Apr 2021

Pan African Beryl Group acquires South African Eyethu Coal

01 April 2021 – In what has shown to be a year of significant moves being made in the mining sector, investment company the Beryl Group’s acquisition of Africoal’s stake […]
30 Mar 2021

What impact will AfCFTA have on the oil and gas industry?

30 March 2021 – Estimations forecast that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will positively impact Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), resulting in welfare gains for citizens, facilitate trade […]
17 Mar 2021

Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid.

By Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 17 March 2021 – To allow for renewable energy, Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid. Without flexibility, […]
8 Feb 2021

Mining will be vital in a low carbon future.

08 February 2021 – The fact that mining will be vital in a low-carbon future, was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba’s virtual […]
6 Feb 2021

Mozambique can become a regional tourism leader.

By Charné Hundermark 06 February 2021 – In the aftermath of Covid-19 the tourism industry will once again become the backbone of African countries looking to diversify their economies. In […]
28 Jan 2021

Solar market’s rapid African growth

28 January 2021 – The solar market has seen rapid African growth over the years. According to the industry experts, Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets. […]
25 Jan 2021

Minergy eyes possible Eskom contract.

25 January 2021 – As China’s thirst for Southern African coal increase in the absence of its Australian products, Botswana based coal mining company Minergy eyes a possible Eskom contract. […]
8 Jan 2021

Syrah signs MoU for solar in Mozambique

08 January 2021 – Australian company Syrah Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install solar and battery power at its Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Australian listed […]
31 Dec 2020

Energy balance is key in Africa

By NJ Ayuk 31 December 2020 – Africa stands at a juncture where the transition from fossil fuels to renewables intersects with the economic benefits of a strategically managed oil […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
26 Nov 2020

Oil and gas discoveries trigger excitement in Southern Africa

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  26 November 2020 – Oil and gas discoveries in the Southern African countries of Namibia, Angola and South Africa is triggering […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
12 Nov 2020

Deep-sea mineral platform launched ahead of battery boom

11 November 2020 – The World Economic Forum has launched an impartial platform to stimulate discussions about deep-sea mineral mining in the lead up to an anticipated battery boom in […]
11 Nov 2020

Energy transition to renewables underway

11 November 2020 – According to the tenth edition of PwC Africa’s Oil & Gas Review 2020 titled Energising a new tomorrow the transition to renewable energy will continue to rapidly gain […]
4 Nov 2020

Congestion in SA and Namibian oil and gas space

4 November 2020 – Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp. announced that Impact Oil & Gas has entered into two agreements for exploration areas offshore of South Africa. […]
4 Nov 2020

Oil and gas EPCs prepare for energy transition

04 November 2020 – According to data and analytics company GlobalData, leading oil and gas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies are increasingly shifting their strategies towards cleaner energy segments.   Major oil and gas EPCs have traditionally relied on projects within the oil and gas value chain, building relatively little […]
3 Nov 2020

Solving the flare gas challenge in Africa

By: Billy Morley   03 November 2020 – In the sub-Saharan region, approximately 75% of the population live without access to reliable or stable energy. And yet, Africa flares around […]
30 Oct 2020

Mixed bag of power sources for Africa’s future

By Shirley Webber  A mixed bag of power sources is Africa’s future. Africa as a continent will benefit significantly from a comprehensive mix of renewable power with traditional power sources. […]
28 Oct 2020

Second gas discovery gives SA hope

28 October 2020 – A second gas discovery gives SA hope during tough times after Covid-19 lockdowns in the first half of the year wrecked the national economy. Total’s second […]
4 Jan 2020

East Africa emerging as oil and gas hotspot

04 January 2020 – Even if the global tide is turning in favour of renewable energy, oil and gas will continue playing a prominent role in the energy mix. East […]