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AfrOil: Mozambique’s security setback

30 March 2021

The Mozambique LNG consortium has suffered another serious setback within the last week.

Giant container ship blocks Suez Canal, disrupts LNG deliveries

26 March 2021

Shipping through the Suez Canal was blocked when one of the world’s largest container ships ran aground after being blown off course by a sandstorm at the southernmost stretch of the canal close to Suez City. The blockage has disrupted LNG transit.

Azikel Petroleum appoints Chemie Tech as EPC contractor for modular refinery project

24 March 2021

Azikel Petroleum, a subsidiary of Nigeria’s Azikel Group, has appointed UAE-based Chemie Tech to serve as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor on a modular refinery project.

ADM becomes indirect investor in offshore Barracuda field

23 March 2021

Nigeria’s ADM Energy is set to join the effort to develop Barracuda, an oilfield within the shallow-water licence area known as OML 141, through its acquisition of a majority stake in London-based K.O.N.H. UK.

Tunisia reviewing regulations governing Skhira oil terminal

23 March 2021

Tunisia’s Transport and Logistics Minister Moez Chakchouk reported last week on the status of efforts to determine the fate of the Skhira oil terminal.

AfrOil: Pros and cons of PIB

23 March 2021

Obo Idornigie, vice-president of sub-Saharan African research for Welligence Energy Analytics, recently discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) with AfrOil.

Ugandan MPs seek more information on government’s EACOP borrowing plan

23 March 2021

Members of Uganda’s Parliament are seeking more information before approving the government’s plan to borrow the money it needs to cover its 15% stake in the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

Cautious outlook for Nigeria’s deepwater oilfields

23 March 2021

Nigeria's passage of a new oil law will not remove all obstacles to deepwater investments by IOCs, according to Welligence Energy Analytics.

Tatneft hopes to resume work in Libya this year

23 March 2021

Nail Maganov, the CEO of Tatneft (Russia), said last week that his company intended to resume work at its oilfields in Libya sometime this year.

NNPC head comments on exploration campaigns in northern Nigeria

23 March 2021

Mele Kyari, the group managing director of NNPC, said last week that the expansion of exploration work in the northern part of the country was helping the company meet its goals with respect to increasing proven oil reserves.

ABB to provide electrical systems for Mozambique LNG

23 March 2021

ABB, the Swedish-Swiss engineering concern, revealed last week that it had agreed to provide “comprehensive integrated and intelligent electrical systems” for the Mozambique LNG project.

IES urges Ghana to withdraw support from Tema LNG terminal

17 March 2021

Ghana’s Institute of Energy Security (IES) has urged officials in Accra to withdraw their endorsement for plans for the construction of an LNG import terminal at the port of Tema.

Nigeria, Kenya hike fuel prices

17 March 2021

Nigeria and Kenya have hiked fuel prices in response to rising crude oil prices, and their decisions have different policy implications.

Karpowership, Mitsui prepare to deploy FSRU offshore Senegal

17 March 2021

Karmol, a joint venture formed by Turkey’s Karpowership and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), is preparing to transfer a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to Senegal, where it will be used for an LNG-to-power project.

Edited by

Jennifer deLay


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