Africa

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.

Greece Teams Up With Egypt on Gas Supply, Infrastructure

Greece and Egypt agreed to expand their cooperation in the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and examine the possibility of constructing a subsea gas pipeline between the two countries, the Greek energy ministry said.

Africa Sets Sights on Hydrocarbon Haul Despite Global Shift

Several African countries plan to exploit their oil and gas reserves to tackle poverty and energy shortages, representatives gathered in Dubai said this week in the face of pressure to end fossil fuel extraction to curb global warming.

Nigeria's Aiteo Reports 'Extremely High Order' Oil Spill from Well

Nigeria's Aiteo Eastern E&P has reported an "extremely high order" oil spill from a jointly-owned well in the Niger Delta and has had to abort immediate efforts to control the leak due to the pressure emanating from the well head.

Uganda Planning Third Oil Licensing Round, Energy Minister Says

Uganda Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa Sentamu expects a law regulating an oil export pipeline will soon be finalized by parliament.

Tanzania GDP to Expand 5.2% in 2022 From Estimated 5% in 2021

The finance minister said the 2022/23 budget would focus on construction of a standard gauge railway, a 2,115-MW hydropower dam in eastern Tanzania, a crude oil pipeline from Uganda and an LNG processing plant.

Morocco's Options After Algeria Ends Gas Supply

Morocco says the immediate impact of Algeria ending gas supplies through a pipeline is "insignificant,” but it has not said how it will make up any shortfall while it adopts long-term plans to boost renewables and import LNG.

Algeria Aims for Over 30% Share of European Gas Market

Algerian Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab said his country was seeking to increase its share of the European gas market to over the current 30%, state news agency APS reported.

In Africa, COVID-19 Jolts Dangote Pipeline’s Timelines

The unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted project timelines of the 731-mile (1,177-km) Dangote subsea pipeline in Nigeria, with one of the contractors saying the delay has come with financial implications.

Algeria to Meet All Spanish Gas Supply Commitments, Ready to Negotiate More

Algerian Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab said his country would meet all Spanish natural gas supply commitments and was willing to negotiate providing possible additional quantities.

Libya's NOC Says Pipeline Leak Will Need Days of Maintenance

A major leak in the pipeline running to Libya's Es Sider terminal has led to the pipeline being shut down and it will require seven-10 days of maintenance, National Oil Corp's media department said.

Algeria to End Gas Supplies to Morocco, Supply Spain Directly

Algeria, which has cut off diplomatic ties with Morocco, will stop supplying natural gas to the country through the Maghreb-Europe pipeline on Nov. 1, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

At Least 25, Including Minors, Died in Illegal Refinery Blast in Nigeria

Illegal refining is common in the oil-rich Delta region of Nigeria as impoverished locals tap pipelines to make fuel to sell for a profit. The practice is highly dangerous.

Morocco Mulls Reversal of Pipeline Flow if Algeria Halts Gas Supply

Morocco is discussing with Spain the possibility of reversing the flow of a gas pipeline in case Algeria does not renew a supply deal that expires in Oct. 31, a senior Moroccan official said on Monday.

Algeria Meeting European Gas Supply Commitments, Says Minister

Algeria's energy minister said on Tuesday the North African country was fulfilling its contractual obligations for supplying natural gas to Europe, the state news agency reported.

Sudan Running Low on Fuel Oil and Wheat Due to Port Blockade

A three-week blockade of Sudan's main port by tribal protesters is causing shortages of wheat and fuel oil for power generation, endangering the country's already faulty electricity supply, a cabinet minister said.

Global News October 2021

EIA Expects U.S. Natural Gas Consumption to Decline Through 2022, Brazil Seeks Natural Gas Pipeline from Argentina’s Vaca Muerta and more.

Sudan Protesters Agree to Resumption of South Sudanese Oil Exports

Sudan's government reached an agreement with tribal protesters to allow the resumption of exports of landlocked South Sudan's crude oil via a terminal on the Red Sea, Sudanese officials said.