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Tanzania- Key Industries to be Connected to Natural Gas

 The government of Tanzania has planned a project to connect key industries in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam with natural gas as a source of energy, reducing dependence on erratic electricity.   Deputy Minister of Energy, Subira Mgalu, told the National Assembly that the project was being implemented by the government's petroleum watchdog--the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC).   "The plan is to.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 19th May 2018

Tanzania- Natural Gas to be used by Dangotes Mtwara Cement plant

 The Mtwara Cement plant will begin using natural gas in its production by the end of next month.   The development creates hope that production at the country's largest cement producer will not be affected by electricity challenges, resulting in a number of benefits to consumers such as reduced prices.   The move follows the completion of infrastructure, complete with the installation of a natural gas pipeline from Block.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th May 2018

Fire Protection products and services to be showcased by NAFFCO at the 7th Oil and Gas Africa 2018 in Kenya

 NAFFCO the Middle East’s leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions will present its wide range of fire safety equipment at the 7th Oil and Gas Africa organized by Expogroup in partnership with EACCIA, Town and County Planners Association of Kenya and the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Nairobi from the 29th to 31st of May.    As an industry leader in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd May 2018

Kenya- New Law Will Boost Oil Exploration and Production

 The law is a critical sector enabler. It provides fiscal and regulatory frameworks that govern operations and investments in the sector while setting up institutions that are responsible for making it happen. The law is also the basis for protection of the environment and stakeholder interests while providing the basis for conflict resolution.   To the investors, having current and effective legal frameworks reduces the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 4th April 2018

Cooking-Gas Plants worth $125 Million Planned By Kenya Pipeline

 Managing Director Joe Sang of Kenya Pipeline Co said that the company has plans to build facilities worth $125 million to handle and store liquefied-petroleum-gas with a view to boosting cooking-gas use in the rapidly urbanizing nation.   The government in East Africa’s biggest economy has scrapped value-added tax on cooking gas and has subsidized the cost of 6-kilogram cylinders in a bid to make the fuel more attractive and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 4th April 2018

Kenya Pipeline Boosts Oil-Storage Capacity By 22% with the Introduction of Tanks

 Managing Director Joe Sang said that Kenya Pipeline Co. will spend 5.3 billion shillings ($52 million) building four new tanks that will increase its storage space by more than a fifth.   KPC is adding capacity to meet growing demand for fuels in East Africa, the continent’s fastest growing sub-region, according to the African Development Bank. The additional tanks will store increased volume from a new pipeline being built.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th March 2018

Positive Emergence in Africas Gas Sector

 Gas discoveries worldwide have outsized oil finds by a ratio of two to one over the past two decades. Led by ‘colossal’ finds in East Africa, Africa’s gas reserves have risen by some two-thirds in recent years. The continent’s proven gas reserves of 503.3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) at end-2016 (BP data) were mainly concentrated in Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria – accounting for 92 percent of aggregate. The crown.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 12th March 2018

Kenya- Totalís Entry into Oil and Gas

 Kenya and East Africa as a whole have followed a long path in the exploration of oil and gas resources. On the back of soaring crude oil prices between 2004 and 2014, there was a rush of exploration interest in the region.    As promising exploration results were announced, the Big Oil players started to move in. Statoil, Shell (also in Kenya),   Petrobras and ExxonMobil are in Tanzania while ENI is established in.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 12th February 2018

Cheaper Gas Cylinders on Governments Agenda

 The government of Kenya will soon rollout a gas cylinder programme to facilitate the affordability of the product to its citizens.   Speaking at the Energy Parliamentary Committee meeting at English Point Marina in Mombasa, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the programme would be rolled out in May.   Andrew Kamau, Petroleum Principal Secretary said the government will introduce a 6kg Liquid Petroleum Gas cylinder.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 12th February 2018

Kenya- Natural Gas Plant Project Revived

 After dropping the project in 2018, Kenya has made a U-turn and renewed plans to build its first natural gas-fired power plant in Mombasa.   Energy secretary Charles Keter has initiated fresh talks with the Treasury in preparing a financing structure for the 700-megawatt (MW) power plant that the government seeks to implement together with a private investor under the public-private partnership model.   In 2016, the ministry.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th January 2018

Huge Potential in the Oil and Gas Sector

 Since 2014, Oil prices have recorded the strongest start to a calendar year, with crude oil opening at over $60 a barrel. Oil prices collapsed from almost $120 a barrel in June 2014 due to weak demand, a strong dollar and a booming shale production in the USA.   The biggest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia, have continued to strengthen their collaboration in the oil and gas industry. This is one relationship that we should.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th January 2018

Total Cooking Gas Customers to Verify Fuel Validity via SMS

 A new service has been introduced by Total Kenya for its cooking gas customers to use their phones to verify validity of the fuel they are buying to avert accidents linked to illegal refilling by unscrupulous dealers.   To verify, customers will have to scratch the label attached to the gas cylinders and text a unique code to 38353. This will be free service   The campaign will help to remove counterfeit products out of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th January 2018



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