DMEA - Downstream Middle East & Africa

6 July 2023

Fire at Al-Zour refinery, Kuwait

5 July 2023

Kuwait’s 615,000 barrel per day Al-Zour refinery suffered a fire on July 3, which was promptly put out by Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co (KIPIC) with no casualties.

OPEC+ members plan deeper cuts ahead of meeting

5 July 2023

The two top oil producers in OPEC+, Saudi Arabia and Russia, have announced plans to prolong or make additional supply cuts in August as they seek to boost the price of crude.

Egypt begins petroleum sector expansion

5 July 2023

Egypt is set to start eight new projects worth $5bn with the aim of modernising its petroleum sector, focusing primarily on refining and manufacturing.

Uganda will seek new investors for refinery project

5 July 2023

Uganda is looking for new partners to build a planned $4.5bn refinery to process oil from fields near Lake Albert, following the expiration of its agreement with the AGEC consortium.

Eastern Libya threatens oil blockade

5 July 2023

Authorities in Eastern Libya have threatened to stop oil exports, citing concerns over the use of energy revenue by the Tripoli government. Authorities accused Tripoli of wasting billions of dollars without providing and significant services.

Nigerian pipeline security contractor discovers nine illegal refineries in Bayelsa

5 July 2023

Nigeria’s federal government says nine illegal oil-refining facilities have been discovered across three communities in Bayelsa State.

ADNOC Gas makes billion-dollar pipeline construction awards

5 July 2023

The gas arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) this week announced the award of $1.34bn in contracts for the expansion of its natural gas pipeline network.

Tanzania to purchase petroleum products from Port of Tanga

4 July 2023

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has told the country’s Ministry for Energy to begin purchasing petroleum products from the Port of Tanga instead of Dar es Salaam for the country’s Northern and Lake Zone regions.

Ugandan oil coming under more pressure

30 June 2023

NGOs file a new lawsuit against TotalEnergies over LADP in the French court system, while environmental activists vandalise the company’s London offices.

Karbala refinery set to produce high-octane gasoline

29 June 2023

Iraq’s Oil Products Distribution Company (OPDC) confirmed on June 28 that the Karbala refinery will begin production of high-octane gasoline early next month, saving Iraq from importing $4-5bn of the fuel.

Controversy shrouds TOR’s potential tolling deal

29 June 2023

The board of Ghana’s Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has asked the country’s Public Procurement Authority to approve a tolling arrangement that would revive the moribund unit.

Iraq withdraws funding from southern export expansion

29 June 2023

The Iraqi Cabinet has withdrawn its previous approval of government funding to facilitate the addition of a new pipeline that would expand its southern oil export capacity.