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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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Mantashe calls on oil and gas players to invest in South Africa

Mantashe calls on oil and gas players to invest in South Africa Gwede Mantashe, South Africa’s Minister of Minerals and Energy yesterday called on international oil and gas investors to consider South Africa in their exploration and production plans. Mantashe spoke on day one of the Third Annual Southern African Oil and Gas Conference, which

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Angola’s road to privatisation

Angola’s road to privatisation The Angola government, under the direction of President João Lourenço, is pursuing a reform program designed to allow Sonangol, the national oil company (NOC), to represent local interests while also working cooperatively with outside investors. By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (http://www.EnergyChamber.org) The petroleum industry is one of the

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Africa a priority for Algeria says Energy Minister

Africa a priority for Algeria says Energy Minister  Algeria is committed to play a larger role in Africa’s growing energy sector. According to Mohamed Arkab, the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines the country aims to expand its influence and to make significant investments across Africa. During the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) recent working visit

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Major players to unlock Mauritania’s gas potential

Major players to unlock Mauritania’s gas potential    Mauritania’s BirAllah gas field, located in the Mauritanian coastal basin, has garnered significant attention from major players in the oil and gas industry, including bp and Kosmos Energy, due to its immense investment potential. In October 2022, a deal was signed between the Mauritanian government and these

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Another boost for Zimbabwe’s oil and gas ambitions

Another boost for Zimbabwe’s oil and gas ambitions   Australian listed Invictus Energy has extended its footprint in the Cabora Bassa Basin of Zimbabwe giving it more room to continue exploration drilling of this highly prospective oil and gas play. Last week Invictus Energy announced that it had signed an agreement with the Sovereign Wealth

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Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana

Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana Work on Australian company Tlou Energy’s 100km transmission line from the company’s Lesedi Gas-to-Power project to the town of Serowe in Botswana, is scheduled for completion in mid-2023. Construction on ASX listed Tlou Energy’s 100km transmission line close to Serowe in Botswana is in full swing,

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Africa could fill the energy gap

Africa could fill the energy gap Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on Africa’s energy landscape, which has traditionally been hamstrung by a lack of domestic refining capacity, coupled with power shortages. By Arun Velusami With an estimated 10% of crude oil globally supplied by Russia, developing economies, such as those in Africa,

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Oil and gas: Let the people decide

Oil and gas: Let the people decide   The discovery of oil and gas off the coast of Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique is good news for the Southern African region. However, pragmatism is needed to prevent environmental degradation and adverse socio-economic impacts.    By Minnette Le Roux     The recent offshore oil discoveries by Shell and TotalEnergies

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Blanket ban of hydrocarbons will be detrimental to Africa says Lima

Blanket ban of hydrocarbons will be detrimental  to Africa says Lima The message on the first day of the Africa Energy Week 2021, held in Cape Town, South Africa, and organised by the African Energy Chamber, was loud and clear: a blanket ban of hydrocarbons will be detrimental to African countries that rely on oil

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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 with the Angolan National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency. The Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project is connected to existing Pazflor’s FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and

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