Africa

Future Looks Bright for LNG in Post-COVID-19 Era

The onset of COVID-19 caused a decline in gas demand of around 4% with a similar decline in the LNG trade. Most forecasts expect gas demand to recover in 2021 to pre-pandemic levels. But what happens thereafter?

Projects

Open Grid Europe Looks to Operate Gas Pipeline in March   Source: Zeelink Open Grid Europe is testing the recently completed $705 million (600 million euro) Zeelink gas pipeline with plans to make it operational, possibly as early as March 2021.   The 134..

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Missile Attack on Saudi Distribution Plant Has Little Impact   Iran-aligned Houthi forces fired a missile that struck Aramco’s North Jeddah Bulk Plant, authorities said, but Saudi Aramco said its domestic fuel supplies were not affected.    Abdullah al-Ghamdi, manager of the North Jeddah plant, sa..

Nigeria Senate President Says Action Coming on Delayed Oil Reform Law

The measure, 20 years in the making, underpins everything from oil exploration to gas pipelines and fuel regulation.

Total Suspends Gas Project Amid Jihadist Violence

After the Mozambique's jihadist rebels' Jan. 1 attack on Quitunda village, just outside the fence of the gas project, Total removed most of its workforce, estimated at 3,000, from the Afungi peninsula.

Eni Lifts Force Majeure on Nigeria's Brass River Crude Exports

taly's oil major Eni said it was lifting force majeure on Nigeria's Brass River crude oil exports on Wednesday after pipelines had been repaired following sabotage.

Nigerian Shell Employees Damaged Pipelines for Profit - Dutch TV

Employees at Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian joint venture orchestrated damage to oil pipelines to profit from the money spent on clean-up operations, Dutch investigative TV program Zembla reported.

Uganda Gives Environmental Consent to $3.5B Oil Pipeline

Uganda has granted environmental approval for a $3.5 billion pipeline to export crude oil from western fields to the Indian Ocean coast in Tanzania.

Eni Strikes Deals to Reopen Egypt's Damietta LNG Plant

Italian energy group Eni has struck deals with Spanish gas firm Naturgy and Egyptian partners to resolve disputes over a shuttered gas plant it part owns in northern Egypt.

Exxon, Total in Talks over Mozambique LNG Deal

ExxonMobil and Total are in negotiations over their massive LNG projects in Mozambique, with each seeking to extract more gas from a shared field that straddles the two developments and cut costs, sources said.

Eni's Brass River Crude Exports Halted after Pipeline Explosions

Eni declared force majeure on exports of Nigerian Brass River crude oil following pipeline explosions in Bayelsa state, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Sinai Pipeline Blast

A blast struck the Al Arish-Al Qantara natural gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, and Islamic state later claimed responsibility without giving evidence.

Blast Strikes Natural Gas Pipeline in North Sinai

A blast struck the Al Arish-Al Qantara natural gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, three witnesses told Reuters.

Oil Companies Tighten Nigeria Security as Protests, Job Losses Stoke Tension

Oil companies have asked Nigerian security services to tighten surveillance as more industry job losses may worsen desperation and aggravate problems of pipeline tapping, illegal oil refining and pirate attacks in the region.

China Bullish on Myanmar’s Gas Reserves, Pipelines

After many years of brokering deals and planning, China has managed to cement its place as the sole buyer of Myanmar’s massive Shwe Gas reserves. A new trans-Burma corridor now aims to secure oil imports from the Middle East and Africa.

Sonatrach to Expand Pipeline Network in New Contracts

Algeria’s national integrated oil and gas company Sonatrach’s short- to medium-term investment strategy has moved a notch higher after it signed contracts with six companies for construction of midstream, upstream and downstream projects

Boost Comes for Egypt’s Crude Pipeline Market

Egypt is in the race to achieve its ambitious yet much needed revamped crude oil and natural gas pipeline network.

Libyan Oil Production Rises to 290,000 Bpd — Source

Libya's oil production has risen to about 290,000 barrels per day as exports begin to resume from the embattled country.

Uganda, Tanzania Sign Agreement for Pipeline Construction

Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement to build a crude oil export pipeline to carry Ugandan oil to an export facility in Tanzania.

Uganda, Total Reach Agreement Bringing Crude Pipeline Construction Closer

French oil major Total has reached an agreement with the government of Uganda that will bring the company closer to beginning construction on an oil pipeline to neighboring Tanzania.

Italy Can be Hydrogen Hub with Pipeline Imports from Africa - Snam

Italy could become a clean energy hub for Europe by piping hydrogen produced in North Africa from solar power at 10-15% less than it costs to produce locally, according to a new study.

Pipeline Conference To Explore Germany’s Hydrogen Grid

Join the inaugural Pipeline Opportunities Conference – EMEA (POC-EMEA) from your home or office on September 17 and gain insight into the ongoing challenges operators and service companies face in the region.

Stored Crude, Condensate Could be Shipped from Shuttered Libyan Ports

Exports of crude oil and condensate could restart soon from a few Libyan ports as authorities seek to draw down its storage and ease an electricity supply shortage.

Nigeria’s New Pipeline Project Is Never Done Until It Is Done

The litany of ambitious and expensive energy sector projects in Nigeria that are way behind schedule, or have yet to go through preliminary development phases, is long. The 81-mile (130-km), 48-inch (1,200-mm) Obiafu-Obri Kom-Oben (OB3) gas supply pipeline is the latest example.

Nigeria Opens Pipeline, Depot Repair to Private Investors

Nigeria's state oil company NNPC is seeking bids for companies to perform repairs to its pipeline infrastructure and depots serving its oil refineries.

Total Signs $14.9 Billion in Financing for Huge Mozambique LNG Project

French oil major Total has signed a financing deal worth nearly $15 billion for its massive LNG project in Mozambique.

Nigeria Will Boost Compliance with OPEC+ Cuts — SPA

In a call with Suadi Arabia's oil minister, his Nigerian counterpart confirmed that his country would comply 100% with the agreed-upon OPEC+ production cuts and will compensate for their overproduction in May and June.

Sasol to Sell Stakes in Mozambique Pipeline, Power Plant — Sources

According to two sources, Sasol is looking to sell its stakes in a Mozambique pipeline as well as a power plant in the country.

Mozambique Government Offers $2.25 Billion Funding Guarantee to LNG Project, Says Report

The Mozambique government has offered a $2.25 billion funding guarantee to partners in the Mozambique LNG project being led by French energy giant Total.

Exxon Restores Guyana Crude Output After Fixing Gas Compressor

ExxonMobil has restored production at its Guyana oil field after fixing issues with gas reinjection equipment at the site.