Africa

EACOP Welcomes First 62 Miles of Line Pipe for Crude Pipeline

(P&GJ) — The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) has announced the arrival of the first shipment of 100 km (62 miles) of line pipe at the port of Dar es Salaam, signaling the initiation of the main construction phase for this cross-border pipeline project.

Niger Set to Begin Oil Exports Through Benin Pipeline in January

Niger expects to export its first barrels of crude oil through a new Niger-Benin pipeline in January, the country's military leader Abdourahamane Tiani said on state television.

Shell Plans $1 Billion Investment to Boost Natural Gas Output in Nigeria

Shell Plc sees a $5 billion offshore oil investment opportunity in Nigeria and pledged to spend a further $1 billion in five to 10 years to boost natural gas output for domestic supplies and exports, a presidential spokesperson said on Thursday, citing Shell's director of upstream operations.

Nigeria's NNPC Signs Two LNG Deals for Local, Foreign Markets

Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC Ltd. said on Wednesday that it has secured two agreements to expand its LNG portfolio for both the domestic and international markets.

Global News December 2023

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Kenya to Begin Privatization Drive with Oil Pipeline Stake Offering

The pipeline firm, which is profitable, has a monopoly on the transport of gas and white oil products, the ministry said in a notice,

Eni to Invest $10 Billion in Ivory Coast's Baleine Field for Oil and Gas Development

The Baleine field, where certified reserves are estimated at 2.5 billion barrels of oil and 3.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, was discovered in 2021 by the Italian energy group off the east coast of the West African country.

Nigeria, Germany Sign Gas Export Agreement

A gas export partnership deal was reached between Riverside LNG of Nigeria and Germany's Johannes Schuetze Energy Import AG. Under the agreement, Nigeria will annually supply 850,000 tons of natural gas to Germany, with expectations for this to rise to 1.2 million. The initial deliveries are scheduled for 2026.

Turkey Extends LNG Deal with Algeria for Three Years

Turkish state energy company Botas has signed a deal with Algerian state oil and gas company Sonatrach to extend their existing gas supply contract for three years, Turkey's energy minister said on Tuesday.

EACOP Unveils 897-Mile Heated Oil Pipeline with Advanced Environmental Safety Technology

Due to pump its first crude oil in 2025, the EACOP integrates a sophisticated fiber-optic network for continuous online connectivity, ensuring real-time monitoring via satellite along its entire length.

Environmental Groups Call for Funding Halt to TotalEnergies' Mozambique LNG Project

Banks and other financiers should withdraw their support of TotalEnergies' $20 billion LNG terminal in Mozambique, environmental lobby groups urged in a letter sent to more than two dozen project funders on Friday.

ENI: Egypt Expected to Resume LNG Exports in December or January

Egypt is expected to resume exports of LNG in December or January as domestic demand declines during winter and as it receives more gas from Israel, an executive at Italy's ENI said on Tuesday.

Global News November 2023

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Uganda, Tanzania to Do Feasibility Study on Gas Pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania have agreed to carry out a feasibility study for a pipeline linking Tanzania's gas fields to Uganda, their energy ministers said on Friday, as the East African neighbors seek to progress a plan first announced in 2016.

Kosmos Energy Anticipates Possible Q2 2024 Start for Tortue LNG Project

Kosmos Energy said on Monday that the start-up of the BP-operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project offshore Senegal and Mauritania could slip into the second quarter of 2024.

Germany Willing to Invest in Nigerian Gas

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday his country was willing to invest in gas and critical minerals in Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, as he started a two-nation visit to sub-Saharan Africa.

China Supplier Meets Deadline on Uganda 'Smart' Oil Pipeline

EACOP will have the capacity to pump up to 230,000 bpd down a specially designed 897-milw (1,443-km) smart" pipe from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coastline of Tanzania.

TotalEnergies to Take FID on New Mozambique LNG Terminal in 2024

The Matola terminal could become South Africa's first major LNG supplier at a time when the government wants to significantly expand its domestic gas market.

Algeria's Sonatrach Plans $1 Billion Project for Natural Carbon Storage

Algeria's state oil and gas firm Sonatrach has plans for a $1 billion project for natural carbon storage through planting 420 million trees over 10 years, Algeria's Ennahar TV reported on Monday, citing Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab as saying.

Africa Leads the Way in Rapid Expansion of Floating Gas Facilities Amid Rising European Demand

Africa is at the forefront of a global wave of new floating gas facilities as countries on the continent seek to meet surging demand in Europe as quickly and cheaply as possible, analysts and energy companies told Reuters.

Global News October 2023

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Angola to Maintain Crude Output at 1.1 Million bpd into 2024

Angola expects to maintain its current crude oil production of 1.1 million barrels a day (bpd) into next year, a government official said on Thursday, even as the country looks to stabilize declining output from mature fields.

Marathon Oil Inks 5-Year LNG Deal for Alba Gas in Equatorial Guinea

(P&GJ) — Marathon Oil Corp. has entered into a five-year firm LNG sales agreement with Glencore Energy U.K. Ltd. for a portion of its equity natural gas produced from the Alba Field in Equatorial Guinea.

Eni and Partners to Decide on Mozambique LNG Investment by Mid-2024

Italy's Eni SpA hopes to reach a final investment decision on its second floating LNG project in Mozambique by the end of June next year, two sources directly involved with the project said on Tuesday.

Chevron Halts Gas Exports via EMG Pipeline from Israel to Egypt

Chevron has halted natural gas exports through a major subsea pipeline between Israel and Egypt and is supplying gas via an alternative pipeline through Jordan, industry and government sources said on Tuesday.

South Africa's Gas Master Plan Nears Release, Aims to Boost Clean Energy

South Africa's master plan to develop its gas market is finally ready after repeated delays as it aims to reduce its carbon emissions and avoid chronic power outages that have plagued Africa's most developed economy for years.

Global News September 2023

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Egypt to Resume LNG Exports, Aiming to Reach 12 Million Tons Annually

Egypt, which faces growing demand for gas from its population of 105 million, will resume LNG exports this month as planned, petroleum minister Tarek El Molla said on Tuesday.

898-Mile Uganda–Tanzania Oil Pipeline Nearing Completion, Set for 2025 Debut

The 1,445-kilometer (898-mile) East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will transport crude from Tilenga and Kingfisher is set to come online in 2025, Uganda National Oil Co.'s chief executive said in an interview.

Climeworks Explores Large-Scale Carbon Capture Project in Kenya

Climeworks is exploring the development of a large-scale direct air capture (DAC) project in Kenya to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with Great Carbon Valley, the first of its kind in East Africa, the two companies said on Thursday.