DMEA - Downstream Middle East & Africa

7 April 2023

Iraq receives refinery bids, inaugurates Karbala

6 April 2023

Iraq recently received bids from foreign companies for contracts to build five planned refineries following the Ministry of Oil’s solicitation last month. The push for new capacity is part of broader efforts to slash imports and resolve shortages.

Kenyan oil marketers move to stop fuel on credit deal

6 April 2023

Oil marketers in Kenya have gone to court aiming to stop planned fuel imports from the UAE in a deal that officials have said will ease pressure on dollar reserves.

Trial operations begin at Duqm refinery

6 April 2023

The launch brings the 230,000-barrel per day facility closer to full operations, with more to follow on its hydrocracking and petroleum coking units. On completion, the facility will produce naphtha, LPG, jet fuel, diesel, sulphur and petroleum coke.

How quickly will work on Rovuma LNG resume?

6 April 2023

TotalEnergies’ caution on Mozambique LNG may signal that ExxonMobil’s Rovuma LNG will remain on hold for a while.

Iranian minister highlights multi-billion-dollar FDI

3 April 2023

Iran has signed over $80bn of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with foreign investors to finance its oil projects, said Houshang Falahatpour, Iran's deputy oil minister.

Parts of Ghana to face a 14-day power interruption as plant gets shut down for maintenance

3 April 2023

Some parts of Ghana are expected to see interruptions in power supply for 14 days as the Ghana Gas Company Limited conducts a temporary shutdown of the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant for maintenance.

Shell planning to continue aviation fueling operations in South Africa, unlike BP

3 April 2023

Shell (UK) has said it intends to continue its jet fuel supply operations at airports in South Africa, in contrast to BP.

OPEC+ announces surprise output cut

2 April 2023

OPEC and several of its partners in the OPEC+ group made a surprise announcement over the weekend, declaring that they would make a voluntary oil production cut of 1.15mn barrels per day, which will run until the end of the year.

Nigeria: Supplies of oil from Oza field help Edo modular refinery boost production

2 April 2023

The Edo modular oil refinery in southern Nigeria has increased production by processing crude sourced from the Oza field.

Nigerian oil minister reported to have resigned

2 April 2023

Timipre Sylva, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, is reported to have resigned his post, Argus Media said on March 31.

Algeria, France to resume gas exports talks as presidents meet in May

31 March 2023

Algeria and France are expected to resume negotiations for supplying an additional Algerian share of gas to France when two presidents meet in Paris in early May.

Uganda oil pipeline firm says “good progress” made in the search for funding

30 March 2023

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline, responsible for constructing the 1,443-km oil pipeline from Uganda's Lake Albert oilfields to the port of Tanga in Tanzania, has made good progress in the search for 60% debt financing to complete the duct.

Aramco expands downstream presence in China

30 March 2023

Aramco this week announced the investment of billions of dollars as part of its push for downstream growth in China, highlighting the company’s goals to expand in Asia.