Africa

Uganda Aims for Q1 Investment Decision on Oil Pipeline - Minister

Uganda's Energy Minister is expecting a final investment decision for an oil export pipeline project in the country by end of Q1 next year.

EPCM to Build Pipelines for South Africa's First Helium Plant

Renergen said it has commissioned South Africa’s first commercial LNG and liquid helium plant and appointed EPCM Bonisana to install the pipeline and manage the interface.

Exxon to Make $500 Million Initial Investment in Mozambique LNG Project

Exxon Mobil plans to invest more than $500 million in the initial construction phase of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

Nigeria Claims Fraud in Case Calling for $9.6B Asset Seizure

Nigeria's government is vowing to use all means at its disposal to persuade a British court to set aside a ruling that calls for the seizure of $9.6 billion in assets from the West African nation, saying a contract signed under a past administration had been designed to fail.

Niger Seeks to Step Up Oil Production with Pipeline to Coast

Niger has started construction on an oil pipeline that will link it to the coast through West African neighbor Benin, a project that Niger's president said will bolster the country's economic development.

Libya Re-Opens Pipeline from Sahara Oil Field

Libya’s national oil company said it reopened a pipeline that had been closed since the weekend and resumed production at the country’s largest oil field.

East Africa’s Leakage Incidents Points to Detection Needs

Barely one year after the commissioning of East and Central Africa’s only refined oil transportation pipeline in Kenya, leakages have been reported, raising concerns about the ability of existing government agencies to monitor the safety of oil infrastructure at a time when similar projects have been unveiled across the region.

Pipelines Emerging in Africa’s Quest for Gas Power

Despite the many advances in the electrification of Africa, much of the continent has yet to be connected to the grid or have access to reliable and affordable power supplies. According to World Bank figures, Africa’s electrification rate is just 42%.

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 liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Richards Bay port, with first gas expected to land in 2024, a senior official said.

Ugandan Oil Pipeline Work Suspended Due to Collapse of Tullow-Total Deal

Work on a pipeline to export Ugandan oil has been suspended, an industry official said on Wednesday, after Tullow Oil's plan to sell a stake in the project to France's Total and China's CNOOC was called off last week.

Ruptured Nigerian Pipeline Spilled Oil: NNPC

A pipeline that ruptured on Friday in Nigeria's Delta state spilled oil, but has been contained, the head of state oil company NNPC said.

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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Eni’s Indonesia Gas Project may Start Up in 2021   Indonesia’s deputy energy minister said Eni aims to start output of natural gas in 2021 from its offshore Merakes project, which includes construction of subsea systems and pipelines to transport production to a floating production unit (FPU) appro..

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.

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