DMEA - Downstream Middle East & Africa

4 May 2023

Aramco receives pitches for work on Jafurah project

3 May 2023

Majority state-owned Saudi Aramco is reported to have received bids from France’s TotalEnergies and Chinese firm Sinopec to take part in the development of the Jafurah unconventional gas project.

Upcoming report notes growing interest in midstream, downstream sectors of Gabon’s oil industry

3 May 2023

Investment in the midstream and downstream sectors of Gabon’s oil industry has grown significantly in the last year, with both public and private sector projects attracting new interest.

ADNOC cancels, relaunches gas development and relocates LNG plant

3 May 2023

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has relaunched its multi-billion dollar Hail and Ghasha sour gas development project just days after it terminated pre-construction contracts awarded in January.

Chariot, Vivo Energy to set up midstream gas venture in Morocco

3 May 2023

Both firms will set up a jointly owned special purpose vehicle for the purchase, transportation and distribution of natural gas to end-users. The operations will include a long-term sales agreement to produce gas from the Anchois development project.

Repairs at Port Harcourt refinery in Nigeria reportedly running behind schedule

2 May 2023

Nigeria’s Port Harcourt Refining Complex (PHRC) may not complete the first phase of its rehabilitation project until September at the earliest, four months later than originally anticipated.

Nigeria puts plan for fuel subsidy elimination on hold until Buhari’s departure

1 May 2023

Nigeria is suspending plans for eliminating the subsidy on domestic fuel prices and will not take further action before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s term in late May.

ExxonMobil says it cannot start building Rovuma LNG plant without security in Cabo Delgado

1 May 2023

ExxonMobil (US) has said that the Rovuma LNG consortium cannot start work on an onshore gas liquefaction complex without assurances of long-term stability in northern Mozambique.

Pipeline to allow for Nigerien crude output uptick

27 April 2023

Niger’s Energy Ministry said last week that the upcoming completion of a cross-border pipeline will enable the country to increase upstream oil production.

RSF paramilitary group claims control of Sudan's only operating refinery

27 April 2023

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary group that has been clashing with Sudan’s armed forces, reportedly took control of the Garri refinery on April 25.