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Sonangol exec comments on likely value of upcoming IPO

10 March 2021

Baltazar Miguel, the executive administrator of Angola’s national oil company (NOC) Sonangol, said last week that plans for the partial privatisation of his company might generate at least $6.5bn in revenues.

NOC chief sees Libyan oil production topping 2mn bpd in four years

10 March 2021

Mustafa Sanalla, the head of Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC), says his country is capable of pushing crude production levels above 2mn barrels per day (bpd) within the next four years.

Sonatrach touts new long-term gas marketing strategy

10 March 2021

Algeria’s national oil company (NOC) Sonatrach is developing a new long-term marketing strategy for its natural gas in response to increased competition for market share.

SFF, PetroSA, iGas set to complete merger on April 1

10 March 2021

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has said that the country will launch the new entity formed via the merger of three state-run firms – iGas, PetroSA and the Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) – on April 1.

DPR authorises installation of FLNG unit at Yoho oilfield

10 March 2021

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has reportedly authorised a contractor working for ExxonMobil (US) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) to install a floating LNG (FLNG) unit at the Yoho oilfield.

Sudanese officials say security problems disrupted oil production in 2020

10 March 2021

Hamid Suleiman, the undersecretary of Sudan’s Energy and Mining Ministry, said last week that the country’s oil industry had sustained more than $3mn in losses last year because of disruption and downtime related to security threats of all kinds.

Angola set to name winner of Soyo refinery contract on March 15

10 March 2021

Angola’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum (MIREMPET) is slated to name the winner of a tender for the construction of a new refinery in Soyo early next week, on March 15.

Under pressure in Uganda

10 March 2021

Total's CEO says his company is aware of the risks posed by its work at the Tilenga oilfield and its plans to build the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

AfrOil: Nigerian LNG in focus

9 March 2021

Two LNG projects are in focus in Nigeria this week.

Attah urges NLNG to consider expansion on a larger scale

8 March 2021

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) should consider more ambitious plans for expansion, according to Tony Attah, the consortium’s managing director.

Fossil fuels’ future role in the spotlight

4 March 2021

The future role of fossil fuels in a decarbonising world was being examined at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference this week.

Gasmeth set to begin CNG production in Rwanda by end-2022

3 March 2021

Gasmeth, a company founded to extract methane from Lake Kivu in Rwanda, has said it expects to begin turning out CNG by the end of next year.

UN seeks information on Chinese companies’ handling of South Sudan oil revenues

3 March 2021

The UN reportedly has raised questions about Chinese companies’ handling of revenues from oil production in South Sudan.

AKK pipeline project under scrutiny

3 March 2021

Mele Kyari, the group managing director of NNPC, has sounded an upbeat note on the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline, saying that work on this domestic natural gas artery is moving forward. However, the project has drawn some unwelcome attention.

Sasol announces FID on Pande-Temane gas project

3 March 2021

South Africa’s Sasol is looking to push forward with the development of Pande and Temane, two onshore natural gas fields in neighbouring Mozambique.

NGOs seek to discourage banks from providing credits for EACOP

3 March 2021

Hundreds of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have signed an open letter asking commercial banks not to provide any funding for the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

ANPG to offer free access to data covering blocks in onshore licensing round

3 March 2021

Angola’s National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG) has said it will make data on all nine onshore blocks involved in the country’s next licensing round available to all potential investors free of charge.

Moroccan energy ministry pledges support for Chariot’s Anchois gas project

3 March 2021

Morocco’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy has pledged to back Chariot Oil & Gas (UK) and ONHYM in the development of Anchois, a natural gas field within the offshore Lixus block.

Tanzania, Uganda comment on start date for EACOP construction

2 March 2021

Tanzania and Uganda appear to have slightly different expectations about the start date for work on the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), which will pump crude from fields near Lake Albert to the coast of the Indian Ocean.

Edited by

Jennifer deLay


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