Tuesday, October 23, 2018
* Privately-held New Age (African Global Energy) said on Thursday its appraisal well to determine the extent of the Etinde field offshore Cameroon was successful. * Partners in the field comprise Bowleven and Lukoil . * “The recently completed second well,...
Nigeria’s state oil firm NNPC has extended its crude-for-product swap contracts, the country’s main avenue to meet the bulk of its fuel needs, until June 2019, sources familiar with the matter said. Despite having a refining capacity of about 445,000...
At least five oil consortiums said they were considering a proposal from the state-run Nigeria National Petroleum Corp. to prolong a crude-for-fuels swap program until the middle of next year, people familiar with the matter said. Extending the swap would...
South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings, is set to expand its transmission network after the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a US $218m loan to help fund the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities. The funding will consist of...
Sebastiao Pedro struck it lucky in 2014 when, as a 21-year-old small-scale miner, he found a large red ruby in northern Mozambique. He sold it to a buyer from Vietnam for $43,000, returned to his family 900 miles away...
Nigeria will probably maintain its system of multiple exchange rates, which the International Monetary Fund has long-urged it to scrap, until at least early 2020, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Merging the naira’s various rates any sooner might force the government...
‘The investor meetings have shown fantastic African interest because of the consumer growth,’ said CEO Christian Chammas. Vivo Energy’s bet on fuel demand growth in Africa earned it a market value of almost £2 billion ($2.7 billion) in the largest...
The head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla has said oil smuggling is costing Libya around $770 million annually. He said this while speaking at the first ever oil and theft conference in Geneva, Switzerland. He says at least 30 percent...
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2018 — The World Bank today approved a $180 million International Development Association (IDA)* Guarantee to mobilize private sector financing to strengthen the financial position of Kenya Electricity Generation Company Limited (KenGen) and build energy security for...
Renewable energy technologies have experienced dramatic cost declines in recent years, triggering a lasting surge in renewable energy development, writes Markus Steigenberger, international director of Berlin-based think tank Agora Energiewende. Advances in renewable technology in combination with growing concerns about the...
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