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[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.

OPEC president says oil market rebalancing, pandemic still a risk

03-03-2021 | 11:15:00
But Azevedo, Angola's minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, who occupies OPEC's rotating presidency, warned that any worsening of the pandemic could lead producers to tamp down output

[Column] Grace Goodrich: Digitization offers high returns for emerging gas producers like Mozambique

03-02-2021 | 12:34:28
The benefits of digital investment in the oil and gas sector are multifold: increased productivity, cost savings and improved performance all tend to follow investments in big data

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Africa should decide how to harness its natural resources especially with gas

03-02-2021 | 06:08:40
Pressure is building to phase out petroleum production in Africa to fight climate change. But harnessed strategically, Africa’s oil and gas industry can power a better future for Africa

[Column] Charné Hundermark: Local content rises to top of Mozambique’s developmental agenda

02-26-2021 | 16:00:00
Mozambique is experiencing an influx of investment across energy, agriculture, tourism, construction and mining sectors, positioning the country for transformative economic growth.

[Column] Andres Vega: Lessons from Mexico: Pushing for better oil and gas project implementation in Africa

02-18-2021 | 07:30:42
Once one of the world's biggest producers, Mexico has had a sweet and sour relationship with the upstream industry.

Pathways to faster decarbonization with gas and renewables

02-16-2021 | 12:36:33
The power sector accounts for up to 41 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions today, with Africa contributing about 2-3%.

[Column] Verner Ayukegba : Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity

02-12-2021 | 12:12:00
Last month, reports that Angola was drafting legislation to permit oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park.

Africa and Americas host most of top 30 high-impact wells for 2021, Rystad analysis

02-09-2021 | 13:46:00
Drilling of high-impact oil and gas prospects in 2020 suffered at the hands of the global pandemic, but the overall results were nevertheless positive, a Rystad Energy analysis reveals.