Africa

Algeria, Niger, Nigeria Take Steps to Build $13 Billion Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline

Algeria, Niger and Nigeria have set up a task force to build the 2,565-mile Trans-Saharan gas pipeline that has been in the works for more than 40 years, Niger's oil ministry said on Wednesday.

Hurdles of Acquiring ROW in Africa Pipeline Projects

In the recent past, Africa has announced major natural gas discoveries, particularly in Egypt, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal, Mauritania and South Africa, with analysts estimating the discoveries to be equivalent of 40% of the global discoveries, especially between 2011 and 2018.

Lebanon, Egypt to Finalize Gas Import Deal on June 21

Lebanon will sign a "final" agreement to import gas from Egypt on June 21, its energy ministry told Reuters, after months of delays to a plan viewed as critical to boosting power supplies for Lebanon's stricken economy.

West Africa Wants Eni to Start Production at Newly Discovered Field to Meet Gas Demand

Ivory Coast wants Italy's Eni to bring its recently discovered offshore field to full production earlier than a planned 2026 timeline to meet local and regional gas demand, its mines and petroleum minister said on Tuesday.

EU Exploring Deal to Boost Natural Gas Imports from Israel, Egypt

The European Commission has proposed a deal to EU member states with Egypt and Israel to boost imports of natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean, according to a draft document dated June 7.

Nigeria Okays Next Step for New Gas Pipeline via Morocco to Europe

The new gas pipeline from Africa to Europe will be 5,660 km (3,517 miles) long and construction will be in phases covering 25 years. The pipeline is expected to be built both onshore and offshore.

German Chancellor: Germany is Keen to Pursue Gas Projects with Senegal

Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.

Sources: Deutsche Bank Not Financing EACOP African Pipeline

Germany's largest lender has come under pressure to clarify its stance on the financing of the planned $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline, which would stretch more than 1,400 km (870 miles) from Uganda to Tanzania.

TotalEnergies Places 3,500-km Nigerian Gas Pipeline Network Up for Sale

TotalEnergies has launched the sale of its 10% stake in Nigerian joint venture SPDC, which includes 3,500 km of pipelines that connects to two key crude export terminals, Bonny and Forcados.

Guyana, Exxon Discuss Pipeline to Bring Natural Gas Ashore - Minister

Guyana has started discussions with Exxon Mobil Corp. to build a more than 120-mile (190-km) natural gas offshore pipeline, Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat said on Tuesday at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Nigeria Oil Minister Says Russia Interested in Gas Pipeline to Morocco

Russia has expressed interest in investing in the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project that has been on the cards since 2016/ Besides linking the two countries, the 5,660 km (3,517 miles) pipeline is also expected to connect some other African countries to Europe.

Italy Clinches Gas Deal with Algeria to Temper Russian Reliance

Algeria is Italy's second-biggest gas supplier. The Transmed pipeline has a daily capacity of more than 110 million cubic meters but currently transports only around 60 million cubic meters.

Major Nigerian Pipeline Vandalized by Thieves, Huge Volumes of Crude Oil Stolen

The Trans Niger Pipeline, a major pipeline crisscrossing through the creeks of the country's Niger Delta region, has been vandalized by unknown criminals who have stolen huge volumes of crude oil pumped through pipeline.

Infrastructure Rollout Will Enable Africa to Expand LNG Exports, Meet Global Demand

An increase in investment towards infrastructure development and gas E&P activities will enable Africa to position itself as a leading LNG exporter.

Eni Declares Force Majeure on Brass River Crude Exports Following Pipeline Blast

Italian energy group Eni declared force majeure on exports of Nigerian Brass River crude oil following a blast at a pipeline in Bayelsa state that a Nigerian industry body blamed on vandalism.

South Africa's Gigajoule to Import First LNG Cargo at New Mozambique Terminal by Mid-2025

The LNG terminal is expected to receive its first shipments of gas to a permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit in Matola harbor by mid-2025.

TotalEnergies Could Lose S.Africa License If No Output Plan by Sept

TotalEnergies could see its license to develop a major offshore South African gas find scrapped if it does not submit a production plan by September.

Transmed Gas Pipeline Can Increase Supply to Europe - Sonatrach

The trans-Mediterranean natural gas pipeline that links Algeria and Italy has spare capacity that can be used to increase supply to Europe, the CEO of Sonatrach said on Sunday.

Regional Pact Puts Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Back on Track

Niger, Algeria and Nigeria have signed an agreement that will see development resume on the $13 billion Trans-Saharan gas pipeline project.

East Africa Boost: Uganda Pipeline Approval Underway

Uganda has now completed a draft bill, which, when passed into law by Parliament, will pave the way for the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline project.

Green Stream Pipeline to Resume Libya Gas Flows to Italy

Gas flows into Italy from Libya will restart on Thursday, ahead of schedule, following unplanned maintenance on facilities at the Mellitah Complex, Italian energy group Eni said.

Morocco Seeks Medium-Term Gas Supply Contracts

Morocco is in talks with Spanish and other gas traders to secure a medium-term LNG supply deals, as it seeks to decarbonize its economy, Energy Minister Leila Benali said.

Nigerian Oil Production and Storage Vessel Explodes

An oil production and storage vessel exploded off the coast of Nigeria early on Wednesday with 10 crew members on board though it was unclear if there were any casualties or how much crude might have spilled into the sea.

Oil Slips, But Gains 5% in the Week on Kazakh, Libyan Concerns

Production in Libya has dropped to 729,000 barrels per day from a high of 1.3 million bpd last year, partly due to pipeline maintenance work.

Up to $3 Billion Worth of Shell's Nigerian Oil Assets Attract Interest from Local Firms

At least five Nigerian oil and gas companies are preparing to submit bids this month for Royal Dutch Shell's onshore oilfields in a sale that could fetch up to $3 billion.

Oil Rises Above $78 on Optimism About 2022 Outlook

Oil gained some support from an outage in Libya. Oil output will be cut by 200,000 barrels per day for a week due to pipeline maintenance.

Nigeria's State Oil Firm Posts $346 Million Trading Surplus in June

NNPC's report said in June 47 pipeline points were vandalized compared to 64 in May, with the Port Harcourt area and Mosimi accounting for 94% of the vandalism.

Global News December 2021

German Regulator Stalls Nord Stream 2, Ida Reduced Gas Production More Than Any Hurricane in Past Decade, Israeli Energy Minister Proposes Ending UAE Pipeline Deal and more are included in this month's global headlines.

Gunmen Kill Four at Pipeline Works in Nigeria

Gunmen have killed four men who were involved in the maintenance on a pipeline owned by the Nigerian subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni,

Snam Buys Stake in Algerian Pipelines to Pave Way for Hydrogen Highway

Italy's Snam has agreed to buy a stake in pipelines carrying Algerian gas into Italy in a move that could pave the way for hydrogen imports from Africa into Europe.