DMEA - Downstream Middle East & Africa

4 March 2021

Gasmeth set to begin CNG production in Rwanda by end-2022

3 March 2021

Gasmeth, a company founded to extract methane from Lake Kivu in Rwanda, has said it expects to begin turning out CNG by the end of next year.

AKK pipeline project under scrutiny

3 March 2021

Mele Kyari, the group managing director of NNPC, has sounded an upbeat note on the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline, saying that work on this domestic natural gas artery is moving forward. However, the project has drawn some unwelcome attention.

NGOs seek to discourage banks from providing credits for EACOP

3 March 2021

Hundreds of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have signed an open letter asking commercial banks not to provide any funding for the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

Tanzania, Uganda comment on start date for EACOP construction

2 March 2021

Tanzania and Uganda appear to have slightly different expectations about the start date for work on the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), which will pump crude from fields near Lake Albert to the coast of the Indian Ocean.

SNH reportedly seeking to buy Chad’s stake in oil pipeline

2 March 2021

Cameroon’s national oil company Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH) has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring a larger equity stake in a pipeline used to pump oil from Chad to the port of Kribi on the Gulf of Guinea.

Liberia begins construction work on new Harper fuel storage facility

2 March 2021

Liberia’s National Port Authority (NPA) has begun construction work on a new petroleum product storage depot within the framework of a wider effort to refurbish the port of Harper.

Qatari deals come amid push for LNG dominance

25 February 2021

Two separate LNG-related deals have been announced this week, involving Qatargas and its parent company, Qatar Petroleum.

Eni restarts Damietta LNG plant in Egypt

24 February 2021

Italy’s Eni announced this week that the first cargo since 2012 from the Damietta LNG plant in Egypt had been produced and lifted.

Former VP urges Nigeria to authorise full privatisation of refining sector

24 February 2021

Atiku Abubakar, the former vice-president of Nigeria, has urged the government to adopt plans for full privatisation of the country’s oil-refining sector.

Angolan president authorised to offer special incentives for Cabinda refinery project

24 February 2021

Angolan legislators have voiced strong support for the government’s plans to reduce the country’s dependence on imported petroleum products.

NCDMB takes 30% transitional stake in modular refinery

24 February 2021

Nigeria’s National Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is investing in a small-scale oil-refining project led by a local company, Waltersmith Petroman Oil Ltd.