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January 22, 2019
Ghana’s utility commission reassures population on energy cost increase
New owner of the national electricity company grants almost $600m to reduce debt.
South Sudan’s Unity Oilfields Officially Resume Production
Wells that reopened on Monday will add another 12,000 bpd to the country’s capacity.
January 21, 2019
South Sudan starts pumping, repairing oil wells damaged in the civil war
The country aims to increase production to 70,000 bpd by the end of the year.
West-Africa’s top crude refinery secures $656m funding
SIR is a vital national company as it provides refined petroleum products for the country and exports to the region.
AEC Supports One-Stop Shop Framework in Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea cuts red tape in a bid to support SMEs and encourage investment.
Market Report: NPDC raising money to develop Nigeria’s crude reserves
The Organization is interfacing with third-party financiers to raise $3.15 billion.
January 20, 2019
South Africa’s oil and gas potential
Africa Energy Series: South Africa interviews Khwezi Tiya, Head of Oil and Gas South Africa, Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking.
January 19, 2019
Dangote Cement caters to West-Africa market needs
Nigeria conglomerate Dangote’s cement business opened a production plant in Senegal in 2014 hoping to expand into a region with high demand.
January 18, 2019
The Buzz: This Week In Africa
Top stories: IPPs increase year-on-year share of electricity generation, South Sudan pipeline leaking two barrels an hour and Fuelling a crisis
Angola: Germany looking for renewed investments in Angola
The European country is sending a high level delegation to visit Angola in early February.
Nigeria and South Sudan to cooperate on economic development
The countries signed agreements on oil and gas, trade, health and education cooperation.
Saudi Arabia announce plans to build oil refinery, petrochemicals plant in South Africa
The construction is part of a $10 billion investments drive into the country.
South Africa: State-owned mining company enters bid for Optimum Coal assets
The participation of the AEMFC would effectively nationalize Optimum Coal Mine.
South Africa to bolster its oil and gas sector in 2019
South Africa is focused on attracting investment and developing the industry.
January 17, 2019
Tullow investing in Kenya-based operations
The London-listed exploration company is focused on developing its wells in Kenya.
Ghana: Aker Energy announces successful appraisal of Pecan 4A field
Exploratory drilling indicates an estimated 450-550 million barrels of oil equivalent.
January 16, 2019
SDX Energy appraisal well encounters oil offshore Egypt
The company’s success continues to grow in north Africa.
Tanzania: Construction to begin at Rufiji hydropower plant
The mega-project will be completed in 2022.
Fuelling a crisis
The streets of Zimbabwe’s major cities were in turmoil this week as protesters reacted violently to a large increase in the cost of fuel.
January 15, 2019
Algeria cuts oil production output by 25,000 bpd
Prior to the cut in crude oil production the country produced 1.08m bpd.
Eskom pleads for tariff increase to avoid debt cliff
Opposition against the South African power utility to raise electricity prices mounts.
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