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EAST AFRICAN OIL & GAS DISCOVERIES STIR GLOBAL EXPLORER INTEREST

 Gas and oil discoveries in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya has led to East Africa receiving its share of attention from global oil companies. “Oil discoveries in Uganda Tanzania and Kenya have also added to the excitement in the sector as new players look to enter these markets, including some of the largest independent and international oil companies, “ Harley, president of DHL Energy Sector noted. He added that, while Angola and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 27th August 2014

East Africa Oil Boom

 East Africa is the new oil and gas frontier. Recent discoveries of commercially viable deposits in the last few years in Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, and Uganda among others have sparked excitement and equal concern in the region. The potential of oil and gas exports have currently prompted an economic boom that could last for the next few decades, or at least until the tap runs dry. But the talk of prosperity is softened by the typical.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 27th August 2014

Kenya: East Africa Spectre Seeks Clearance for LPG Factory

 A company linked to the Odinga family plans to set up an LPG filling and oil depot at Nairobi's Embakasi area as demand for cooking gas rises.   Demand for the liquefied petroleum gas in the country is expected to increase steadily and several firms in the oil and gas industry have recently embarked on building inland LPG filling depots to capitalise on the projected boom.   In a notice published Friday in the Kenya Gazette,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 27th August 2014

Kenya looks into establishing oil and gas industrial parks

 As East Africa potential to become a major global oil and gas producer continues to attract international investors Kenya is already looking into establishing Oil and Gas Industrial Parks and Support Bases. According to a presentation by the National oil corporation’s managing director Sumayya Athmani during the stakeholder forum for oil and gas in June the plans that are an infancy stage include a supply base to support offshore.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 26th August 2014

Smaller firms will lead East Africa's oil and gas development

 * East Africa's huge gas reserves a big lure; proximity to Asia attractive   * Smaller explorers set to kick start development   * Majors cut investments as margins squeezed   Smaller oil explorers willing to take financial and operational risks will lead the development of East Africa's oil and gas industry as majors ditch riskier projects as margins fall, executives from several oil and gas firms said on.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 26th August 2014

Ghana: Weston Oil and Gas Fund Launched

The Weston Oil and Gas Fund (WOGFund) has been launched to assist companies and other agencies involved in the oil and gas business. WOGFund is the first mutual fund of Weston Capital, a limited liability company incorporated in Ghana. Speaking at the launch in Accra, today, the CEO of Weston Capital, Mr Rex Kontor, said WOGFund was a publicly-incorporated Ghanaian company that would invest primarily in a diversified portfolio of debt.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st August 2014

Tanzania: Natural Gas Comes Ashore

Natural gas discovered off the coast of Tanzania is now reaching the consumer as the first homes in Dar es Salaam are connected up. The hope is that energy will now become cheaper. Tanzania's Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has begun implementing an ambitious gas project. The aim is to supply hundreds of residents in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam with natural gas to their homes for domestic use. The pilot project, which was.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th August 2014

2D seismic in Ethiopia s Rift basin Area set for Q4

 Africa Oil is set to commence with a 2D seismic program in the Rift Basin Area, located north of the South Omo block in Ethiopia, next quarter.   This is part of the planned work program by the block operator Africa Oil which is expected to range between 400 and 1200 kilometer for the initial exploration period which expires in February 2016.   “In Ethiopia, the Company, as operator, and its partner are making.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th August 2014

Competition for oil and gas production in Africa steps up

 Many countries in Africa remain a beacon for investment in theoil and gas industry, with around 8% of the world’s untapped proven oil reserves on the continent,  The continent’s share of global production dropped from 12% in 2013 to 10% in 2014, but competition remained “extremely tight”. In addition to multinationals, a rising number of national oilcompanies were moving in to also.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th August 2014

Tanzania Gas Gains at U.S.$3 Billion

 Dar es Salaam — Tanzania value of export of gas which is a net of repatriate earnings is set to be $3 billion per annum over the period 2023 - 2050.     This means in 27 years the value of gas exports will be $81 billion once the international oil companies start the actual extract of the natural resources.     Tanzania estimates of gas reserves are frequently being updated. The reserves of natural gas in.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th August 2014

Angola produced 1.7 million barrels of oil per day in July

 Angola produced 1.7 million barrels of oil per day last July, Petroleum Minister José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos announced on Wednesday in Luanda. The production figure shows a growing tendency toward achieving the production target of 2 million barrels of oil per day in 2015, Botelho de Vasconcelos said during a seminar on dispersants and on-site burning. Cited by Angop news agency, he specified that more than 99 percent of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th August 2014

Opportunities for UK oil and gas companies in Africa

LONDON, 13 August 2014 / PRN Africa / — UKTI's event in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games highlighted support available to help UK business access export opportunities in east and west Africa.   UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) ran an oil and gas seminar at the British Business House (BBH) in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games. 80 delegates took part in the seminar, including guests from east and west.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th August 2014



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