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'Give SA its own fracking agency’

 There is a clean future without coal-fired power stations in South Africa. It is a future in which wind and solar plants feed power into the national grid for 80% of the year. These will be backed up by gas-fired generators. But the dangers of getting that gas out of the ground means a patient process has to be followed to answer any questions and quell concerns.   That’s because South Africa refused to join most other.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 17th October 2016

Tullow Oil to haul oil in Kenya

 Tullow Oil’s Kenyan unit has said it is seeking trucking companies to transport crude from northwestern fields to the port city of Mombasa as the East African nation rushes to export its first oil by mid-2017.   The work will involve the trucking of crude in insulated containers from a production facility near Lokichar, Turkana county, to storage facilities run by Kenya Petroleum Refineries, Tullow Kenya said yesterday in an.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th October 2016

Dangote to become oil and gas giant in Africa

 Dangote Group of Companies, renowned in the production and distribution of cement in the West African sub-region are now wading into the oil and gas sector and is envisaged to have the largest oil refinery company in Africa.   The $ 16 billion world class refinery/ Petrochemical complex comprise a refinery, petrochemical and fertilizer plants. This came to light when Mr Anthony Chiejina, Chief Corporate Communications Manager of.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 12th October 2016

State to upgrade crude oil refi nery for exports

 The government plans to spend up to Sh1.5 billion to modify the dormant petroleum refinery in Mombasa to handle waxy crude oil from Lokichar Basin for export from next June.   Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau on Friday said the cash will be used to instal heating equipment among other things at the Kenya Petroleum Refineries, which has been idle since September 2013.   This was after India’s Essar Energy fell.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 11th October 2016

Tanzania: Nigeria Firm Plans 900mw Gas Plants

 Lagos — Sahara Group, a Nigerian energy conglomerate is looking to constructing two gas-fired power plant that are capable of generating 900MW as the firm expands business in Tanzania.   The company which is now involved in oil trading alone in Tanzania says it's ready to do that once the government gives a nod.   "We have been in talks with the government and now we are waiting for the Tanzania National.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th October 2016

Hashi Energy lands Sh14 billion supplies deal from Dubai venture firm

 Hashi Energy Holdings has inked a lucrative Sh14.18 billion ($140 Million) partnership deal with Dubai's business group S.S. Lootah International.   It is targeting deals in supply of food and petrol, logistics and infrastructure in East and Central Africa.   Under the agreement, the two firms will collaborate to supply the United Nations' mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo with petroleum products, trucks for.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th October 2016

Tanzania, Congo sign deal for joint petroleum exploration

 Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday for joint exploration and development of hydrocarbons in Lake Tanganyika.   The lake, which straddles the border between Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Zambia, is the world's second largest by volume and second deepest, according to officials.   "We have signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 5th October 2016

Seimens to support gas-to-power generation in South Africa

 Siemens has stated that it is committed to support gas-to-power generation in South African through its supplier and enterprise development initiative   “Adding gas-to-power generation to the South African energy mix will be a major driver of economic prosperity, adding billions of rands to GDP and thousands of new jobs”, said Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of African engineering giant Siemens. Generating clean and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th October 2016

Tanzania: Isles to Engage Honest Oil Explorers

 Zanzibar — The two-week Zanzibar House of Representatives session has ended here with the government promising to be careful in issuing international tenders for oil companies to explore for oil and gas.   Moving a motion to adjourn the session to November 23, this year, the Second Vice- President, Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi, said: "We will be careful in entering contracts with companies interested in exploring for oil and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th October 2016

Tanzania: Govt Finalizes Local Content Policy for Gas Sector

 Dar es Salaam — The government has said that it's currently in the last stages of compiling regulations for the local content policy for the gas and oil industry especially on the construction of a Liquidified Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Lindi.   The deputy minister Ministry of Energy and Minerals Dr Medard Kalemani said this on the sidelines of a local content meeting on the natural gas industry in Tanzania under the theme.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 3rd October 2016

Kenya, Uganda set to position E. Africa as the next oil frontier

 Kenya and Uganda are set to position East Africa as the next oil development frontier, Bloomberg Intelligence has said.   The note based the findings on the discovery of several onshore deposits. They include the billion-barrel potential at Uganda’s Lake Albert and Kenya’s South Lokichar Basin.   “While early-stage, with full development not expected until 2020 or later, accelerating drilling activity,.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 1st October 2016

Tanzania: Oil, Gas Firms Give 4 Billion/ - to Vocational Training

 Mwanza — Oil and gas companies under the consortium of Tanzania Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Project (TLNG) have donated 1.9m US dollars (about 4bn/-) to beef up employment opportunities for the youth through vocational training in natural gas in the twin southern regions of Mtwara and Lindi.   TLNG is composed of five partners--BG/Shell Group, ExxonMobil, Ophir Energy, Pavilion Energy and Statoil.   The assistance is to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 29th September 2016



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