La Mauritanie intéressée par le gazoduc Abuja-Rabat

2018/14/11 – Selon des sources économiques concordantes, la Mauritanie et d’autres pays d’Afrique du Nord-Ouest sont très intéressés par l’oléoduc reliant Abuja, au Nigéria,  à Rabat, au Royaume du Maroc. Continuer à lire … « La Mauritanie intéressée par le gazoduc Abuja-Rabat »

Niger/Sudan – New oil, gas opportunities emerge in Sudan, Niger

2018/08/11 – Some countries in Africa are emerging as potentially exciting players in the oil and gas space – from Sudan, which has emerged out of the clutches of civil war, to Niger, which is rising up as a new producer of petroleum products.

Sudanese Petroleum and Gas Minister Azhari Abdalla Abdelgader on Tuesday explained to delegates attending Africa Oil Week, in Cape Town, how Sudan’s oil production had peaked at 500 000 bbl/d in 2011. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Sudan – New oil, gas opportunities emerge in Sudan, Niger »

In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold

2018/06/11 – We have covered this topic extensively in our book, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, which looks at what African nations have done to better manage their hydrocarbon wealth and curb the potential negative effects of the oil industry on the economy.

The story of oil exploration in Africa is one of many failures and victories, of bold bets in unexplored areas that have brought great returns, of forgotten lands that only some bold few decided to venture in, in the search for riches. This has been the story for many of Africa’s current oil and gas hot spots. It’s hard to imagine that at one point in time, no one believed that Equatorial Guinea had oil or was even willing to try it out. Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Liberia… they are all in one way or another, nations whose potential was for long snubbed by international oil and gas companies, until one bold player took the chance and found these so desired resources. Continuer à lire … « In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold »

Oranto Petroleum inks agreement, prepares to enter Niger Republic

2018/31/10 – Nigeria-based Oranto Petroleum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry Petroleum of the Republic of Niger, outlining its intention to sign production sharing contracts on Blocks R5, R6, Dibella and Dallol in the Tenere and Agadem Basins in Niger. Continuer à lire … « Oranto Petroleum inks agreement, prepares to enter Niger Republic »

Nigeria – NSCDC in Edo intercepts 45,000ltrs of illegally-refined petroleum products

2018/24/10- The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, has intercepted a truck laden with 45,000 litres of suspected illegally-refined petroleum products. Mr Makinde Ayinla, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, made the disclosure to Newsmen in Benin on Tuesday. Ayinla said that the truck was intercepted at Aduwawa area on Benin/Auchi road. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – NSCDC in Edo intercepts 45,000ltrs of illegally-refined petroleum products »

UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours

2018/16/11- Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Friday, hailed Mauritania’s role in preserving the security of the G5 Sahel.

Burt made the comments after a discussion with the Mauritanian President, Mohammad Ould Abdel-Aziz, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, according to Anadolu. He added that the UK is ready to offer its support to Mauritania in preserving this security, in addition to supporting trade and culture. Continuer à lire … « UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours »

Libya may suspend Zawiya refinery unless security improves

2018/16/11 – Libya’s state oil firm NOC warned on Sunday it would have to suspend operations at its 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) Zawiya refinery unless security improved after two recent attacks.The refinery west of the capital Tripoli supplies western and southern Libya with fuel. Its port also exports crude from the southern El Sharara oilfield.

Gunmen attacked the site on Wednesday, trying to break into the oil mixing operation and stealing a company car, NOC said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Libya may suspend Zawiya refinery unless security improves »