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AfrOil: Another East African pipeline faces ESG challenges

7 September 2021

Josphat Nanok, the governor of Kenya’s Turkana county, and James Lomenen Ekomwa, an MP representing Turkana South, have criticised the government’s approach to acquiring land for the Lokichar-Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline (LLCOP).

NNPC, Kaduna State sign MoU on gas supplies and utilisation

1 September 2021

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Kaduna state government on increasing natural gas deliveries and consumption.

Ghana’s energy minister says government supports GNPC’s plan to acquire stakes

1 September 2021

Ghana’s government fully supports Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) in its effort to secure stakes in key offshore oil and gas fields, Energy Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh said earlier this week.

Dispute between Libyan Oil Ministry, NOC chief heating up

1 September 2021

The low-level political dispute between Libya’s National Oil Corp. and the Oil Ministry, a body created earlier this year by the Government of National Unity, appears to be heating up.

Angola seeks consultant to assess hydrocarbon potential of underexplored basins

1 September 2021

João Lourenço, the president of Angola, has issued an order outlining his administration’s plans to assess the hydrocarbon potential of the country’s unexplored and underexplored basins.

AfDB president hopes work on Mozambique LNG will resume in 12-18 months

31 August 2021

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has said he believes that TotalEnergies (France) will be able to resume work on the Mozambique LNG in about 12-18 months.

NLNG seeks to refute reports of disrupted shipments

31 August 2021

The Nigeria LNG (NLNG) consortium has dismissed recent reports about delayed shipments and missed deadlines, saying that it remains committed to upholding commitments to its customers.

AGOCO says it may have to stop production because of inadequate funding

31 August 2021

Arabian Gulf Oil Co. (AGOCO), a subsidiary of Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC), has revealed that it may halt production soon because it does not have enough money to sustain its operations.

AfrOil: AfDB head optimistic about Mozambique LNG

31 August 2021

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has said he believes that TotalEnergies (France) will be able to resume work on the Mozambique LNG in about 12-18 months.

Angolan reports oil exports down, earnings steady in Q2-2021

25 August 2021

Alexandre Barroso, Angola’s Secretary of State for Oil and Gas, said last week that the country exported 97.89mn barrels of crude in Q2-2021, equivalent to around 1.077mn barrels per day, down by 13.89% quarter on quarter.

NLNG is reportedly having difficulty upholding supply commitments

25 August 2021

The Nigeria LNG (NLNG) consortium is reportedly struggling to meet its commitments to customers.

Renergen signs LNG supply agreement with Consol Glass

25 August 2021

South Africa’s Renergen revealed last week that it had agreed to supply LNG to Consol Glass, a Johannesburg-based supplier of glass packaging materials.

APT, Aminex secure two-year extension for Ruvuma exploration licence

25 August 2021

UK-based Aminex and its partner ARA Petroleum Tanzania (APT), an affiliate of ARA Petroleum of Oman, have secured an extension to their exploration licence for the Ruvuma block in southern Tanzania.

New report says PIB will help make more gas available to Nigeria’s power sector

25 August 2021

African Energy, an independent research association, has said that the newly adopted Petroleum Industry Bill is likely to make more natural and associated gas available for domestic thermal power plants.

New obstacles to oil development in Uganda

25 August 2021

Climate considerations appear to have forced TotalEnergies to revamp its plans for financing EACOP.

BW Energy finds oil offshore Gabon

25 August 2021

BW Energy (Norway) revealed earlier this week that it had discovered crude oil in DHBNM-1, a well drilled in the Hibiscus North section of the Dussafu Marin block offshore Gabon.

Court of Appeal verdict allows NNPC to wrest control of OML 11 away from Shell

25 August 2021

Shell Petroleum Development Co. (SPDC), a joint venture led by a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (UK/Netherlands), has lost control of OML 11, an onshore site in the Niger River Delta in southern Nigeria.

Lukoil interested in expanding Nigerian footprint

25 August 2021

Lukoil, Russia’s largest privately owned oil company, has expressed interest in expanding its operations in Nigeria.

Edited by

Jennifer deLay


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