Libya won’t restart largest field until militia leaves

2019/02/25 – Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp refused to restart the country’s biggest field after militants seized and declared it secure earlier this month. The standoff over Sharara, which can pump about 300,000 bopd, is entering its third month. NOC won’t resume production while armed groups are there, the company’s chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Sunday. The Libyan National Army, loyal to eastern leader Khalifa Haftar, controls the field and said it’s ready to restart. Continuer à lire … « Libya won’t restart largest field until militia leaves »

Nigeria, India partner on energy security

2019/15/02 – Nigeria and the Republic of India have pledged to work more closely to enhance energy security of both countries.

The consensus came on the heels of a visit Tuesday in Abuja of the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Abhay Thakur, to the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, a release by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, has said. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, India partner on energy security »

How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa

2019/06/02. Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

There was a strong Russian influence in Africa during the heyday of the Soviet Union. The post-independence governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Benin at some point all received diplomatic or military support from the Soviet Union. Continuer à lire … « How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa »

Dutch Oil and Gas Company seeks resuming operations in Libya

2019/09/01 – Dutch Oil and Gas Company « Rosen » has expressed interest in resuming operations in Libya and cooperating with the Arabian Gulf Oil Company.

This came during a meeting which included a delegation from the Dutch company, the management committee of the Arabian Gulf Company, the sales manager of Rosen, and the director of the company’s branch in Libya.

Several oil companies have expressed their desire to resume work in the country following the recovery of Libyan oil production and increase in the 2018 revenues.

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UK ambassador to Libya urges international community to support NOC

2018/04/12 – The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, has stressed the importance of international community and Libyan institutional support for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) as the country’s primary source of income. Continuer à lire … « UK ambassador to Libya urges international community to support NOC »

Libya hopes to reach 2 million oil bpd by 2022, NOC chairman says

2018/15/11 – Libya hopes to receive an exemption from possible production curbs by Opec and allies, as it works to raise its own output capacity levels to two million barrels per day by 2022, the head of the country’s state producer said. Continuer à lire … « Libya hopes to reach 2 million oil bpd by 2022, NOC chairman says »

Niger’s growing oil output ambitions rely on Benin pipeline

2018/11/11 – Niger’s nascent oil industry is targeting production of more than 100,000 b/d in the next two to three years, but hopes rest on matching the landlocked country’s output ambitions with its export plans via the construction of a Niger-Benin pipeline. Continuer à lire … « Niger’s growing oil output ambitions rely on Benin pipeline »