Africa

Kenyan Pipeline Project May be One Step Closer to Reality

The Kenyan Government along with partner Tullow Oil has signed a crude oil export deal with ChemChina UK, creating more incentive to construct a proposed $1 billion pipeline.

Eni, Tunisia Government Extend Transport Deal to 2029

Italy’s Eni said it has renewed an agreement to continue transport of Algerian natural gas through Tunisia until 2029.

Fatal Nigerian Incidents Sparked by Pipeline, Fuel Theft

More than 50 people died in separate incidents in Nigeria during July, both related to fuel theft and pipeline sabotage, authorities said.

CNOOC Halts Work at Uganda Project Due to Ebola Outbreak

Oil producer China National Offshore Oil Corp said it has halted field work at its western Uganda project over an Ebola scare and would resume operations only after getting the green light from the health ministry.

South Africa Targets First LNG Import Terminal by 2024

State-owned freight logistics firm Transnet plans to launch a tender next year for South Africa's first terminal to import LNG at Richards Bay port, with first gas expected to land in 2024, a senior official said.

Tanzania, Zambia Planning $1.5 Billion Oil Pipeline

Tanzania and Zambia plan to build a refined products pipeline to transport petroleum between the two countries at a cost of $1.5 billion, Tanzania’s Energy minister said.

Major Kenyan Oil Pipeline Project Facing Delays

Project Oil Kenya, a $3 billion oil project in Kenya which includes a $1 billion pipeline, began facing delays almost immediately after it was approved in June, according to a report by Petroleum Economist magazine.

Activists Urge Banks Not to Finance Ugandan Oil Pipeline

A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife.

Israel's Delek: Pipeline Gas Exports to Egypt by Year End

Israel’s Delek Drilling said it has completed testing of a subsea natural gas pipeline to Egypt, but it did not begin commercial sales by the end of June as it had initially hoped.

Fatal Nigerian Explosion Caused by Pipeline Theft

At least two people were killed after a pipeline fire erupted in the Ijegun area of Lagos on Thursday. Security agencies said oil bunkering activities caused the fire outbreak as fuel spilled into the community's drainage system.

Anadarko to Proceed with $20 Billion Mozambique LNG Project

Anadarko Petroleum Corp has formally sanctioned the construction of a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique, energy consultant Wood MacKenzie said Tuesday. It is the largest single LNG project ever sanctioned in Africa.

Egypt Agrees to Pay Israel $500 Million to End Gas Dispute

Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas.

$3.5 Billion Ugandan Oil Pipeline Facing Resistance

A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife.

Tanzania and Zambia Planning $1.5 billion Oil Pipeline

Tanzania and Zambia plan to build a refined products pipeline to transport petroleum between the two countries at a cost of $1.5 billion, Tanzania’s Energy minister said on Tuesday.

Noble Energy Sanctions the Alen Gas Project with Startup Planned in the First Half of 2021

Noble Energy, Inc. announced today that the Company has approved the Alen natural gas development offshore Equatorial Guinea (EG).

Nigeria Blast did not Involve Nembe Creek Trunk Line

A fire in the southern Nigerian area of Nembe did not involve the Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) or other pipelines, operator Aiteo said on Monday.

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2019 Global Pipeline Construction Outlook

The upstream sector started the new year on a cautious note following a sharp decline in oil and gas prices, but the midstream sector roared into 2019 on a wave of pipeline construction activity. The latest Pipeline & Gas Journal survey indicates 145,353 miles of pipelines were planned or under construction worldwide at the start of the year.

Tunisia Pushes Forward with New Pipeline

Tunisia is positioning itself to be North Africa’s next gas producing and processing hub as the country anticipates the soon-to-be completion and commissioning of the Southern Tunisian Gas Pipeline.

Kenyan Pipeline, Insurance Fund Officials Charged Over Graft

A Kenyan court has charged senior officials from the state-run oil pipeline and others from the state health insurance fund for abuse of office and economic crimes that led to the loss of billions of shillings from the two institutions.

Kenya Pipeline Company’s CEO Arrested over Loss of Funds

Kenya appointed an acting chief executive to the state pipeline company KPC after five of its senior executives, including the CEO, were arrested in connection with the loss of funds at the firm, the latest move to crack down on corruption.

Kenya Expands Oil Pipeline Network Amid Controversy

Kenya Pipeline Company, East Africa’s largest oil transporter, has been implementing major capacity expansion projects in spite of mounting criticism of flawed tendering processes and claims of impropriety involving two additional pipelines, an oil jetty and replacement of hydrant pit valves at Nairobi's airport.

Nigeria Pipeline Explodes, Killing 19; Oil Thieves Suspected Cause

A Nigerian official says at least 19 people are dead after a leaking oil pipeline exploded in the southeast, while villagers say the toll is higher.

Pipeline Deal Brings Export of Israeli Gas to Egypt Within Sight

Companies operating in both Israel and Egypt will invest in the EMG pipeline to enable a landmark $15 billion natural gas export deal to begin next year.

Cyprus, Egypt Ready to Sign Deal for Offshore Gas Pipeline

Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in the north African country where it will be liquefied for export, Egypt's oil minister said.

Midyear International Update: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

Global energy trends and forecasts entering the second half of 2018 continue to support a generally bullish outlook for oil and gas production and infrastructure construction to meet growing demand and evolving patterns of interregional trade.

Tanzania Wants to Build Pipeline to Pump Gas to Uganda

Tanzania wants to build a pipeline to pump natural gas to neighboring Uganda, another step in the two countries' bid to expand energy cooperation. The pipeline would start from its capital, Dar es Salaam, then pass through the Tanga port on the Indian Ocean and to Mwanza, a port on Lake Victoria, before crossing the border to Uganda.

Nigeria Makes Progress on Delayed Gas Pipeline Project

Nigeria has announced progress on a key gas pipeline project that is seen as part of the country’s difficult balancing act between increasing natural gas production to 11,000 MMcf/d by the end of 2018 and creating adequate domestic demand to consume the increased volumes.

Egypt: The Next Natural Gas Hotspot

After years of halting progress, an agreement to sell natural gas from offshore Israel to Egypt is bolstering the region’s bid to transform itself into a sizable source of gas production, and potentially, exports.

Wood Awarded FEED Contract for Lokichar-to-Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline

Wood has been awarded the initial phase of a front-end engineering design contract (FEED) by Tullow Kenya BV for the design of the proposed Lokichar-to-Lamu crude oil pipeline project located in Kenya.