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[Column] Verner Ayukegba: Angola's oil and gas industry provides huge opportunities for investors despite energy transition

07-13-2021 | 10:42:31
Over the past three decades, Angola has proven to be a tier one destination for major oil and gas producers. It is for that reason, that the country is host to all major International Oil Companies.

[Column] Grace Goodrich: Equatorial Guinea models success of U.S. investment in African gas

07-02-2021 | 09:01:42
The African natural gas value chain has become the preferred destination for foreign direct investment – not only because the continent holds over 500 trillion cubic feet of proven reserves, but also because natural gas is a critical step in the global energy transition.

Driving Africa’s energy future with the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement

07-01-2021 | 08:07:07
One of the industries that can benefit from AfCFTA is the energy sector, both the traditional oil and gas operators as well as the growing number of renewable enterprises.

[Column] Duggan Flanakin: Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa’s energy future

06-25-2021 | 07:28:32
The Cancel Fossil Fuels movement is currently being led by the International Energy Agency, which recently declared that all oil and gas exploration must cease immediately in order to achieve compliance with the Paris climate accords – and save the world from the mythical fires of hell on Earth.

Global petrostates can forget trillion-dollar oil and gas tax revenues as energy transition bites, Rystad reports

06-08-2021 | 09:05:00
The global government income from oil and gas taxation fell to a multi-year low in 2020 of around $560 billion, as production and prices shrunk. Before Covid-19, oil and gas taxes usually exceeded the trillion-dollar mark.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Africa must fight energy poverty with oil and gas development

06-07-2021 | 09:56:48
Achieving net zero emissions means the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere would equal the amount being removed. Achieving this balance, the IEA maintains, would require more than aggressive carbon-capture measures:

[Column] Amina Ali: South Africa should urgently move on gas monetization to solve its energy problems

05-20-2021 | 08:25:00
As Southern Africa’s leading economy, South Africa should evaluate the development of gas-to-power projects to address climate change, increase its power generating capacity, and stop load shedding.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: African women can build a better future for all Africans with oil and natural gas

05-05-2021 | 15:14:01
Africa’s vast oil and gas resources are one of the things that make the continent unique. They are key to a better future. But what we need is for women to have greater control over them.

[Column] Verner Ayukegba: New leadership and energy sector restructuring will boost investments into Niger

04-14-2021 | 11:49:05
It will enable Niger’s daily crude production to rise from currently 20,000 barrels to 110,000 barrels per day, making Niger a key gateway to the much-touted resource rich but largely unexplored Sahel region.

African Energy developments demand sustained investment with new projects in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Senegal

04-13-2021 | 16:32:00
In the past twelve months, the African energy sector has seen several encouraging developments, in the form of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and strategic partnerships, that have advanced the sustainable development of its natural resources.

Fostering financial inclusion for Senegalese local companies in the energy sector

04-12-2021 | 16:36:16
In this sense, the country has placed a major focus on developing in-country financing capabilities necessary for training, up-skilling and engaging local companies and individuals.

[Column] Shantel Mufandaidza: The impact of AfCFTA on oil and gas industry

03-25-2021 | 13:20:00
Focusing more on growing intracontinental oil and gas trade will give countries autonomy to govern their international trade agreements, which have often left African countries on the losing end.

[Column] Jamie Collard: Why explorers are not targeting more gas in response to the energy transition

03-19-2021 | 09:56:00
There has been much talk about natural gas as a transition fuel, primarily in helping to lower emissions and pollution by displacing coal in power generation, but also in complementing intermittent renewables, and targeting the (blue) hydrogen economy.

Renewables spending set for new record in 2021, luring service suppliers as oil and gas gap narrows, Rystad Energy

03-19-2021 | 06:56:00
Capital expenditure for renewable energy projects is set for a new record in 2021, a Rystad Energy analysis shows, forecast to reach $243 billion, and narrowing the gap with oil and gas spending, which is projected to be relatively flat this year at $311 billion.

[Column] Charné Hundermark: Regional integration at the forefront of Mozambique’s energy success

03-05-2021 | 07:23:00
As one of leading resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique has the potential to not only significantly advance its own socioeconomic status, but also dramatically boost economic growth throughout the region.