Africa

Uganda Criticizes EU for Passing Resolution Delaying $3.5 Billion Pipeline

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni criticized the European Union parliament after it passed a resolution this month urging TotalEnergies to delay development of a $3.5 billion pipeline that would help ship Uganda's landlocked crude to the world markets via a port on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast.

Egypt Reports $500 Million Monthly Income from Natural Gas Exports

Egypt is earning about $500 million monthly from natural gas exports and aims to raise that figure to $1 billion "in the coming period," Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said in a statement on Thursday.

Portugal to Face Supply Shortage If Nigeria Fails to Deliver All LNG Due

Portugal could face supply problems this winter if it does receive all of the LNG it is due from Nigeria, the European Union country's environment and energy minister said on Monday.

Slow Economy, Fuel Theft Hampers Transnet Pipeline’s Output

(P&GJ) — South Africa’s slow economic recovery, the national lockdown triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19 and pipeline product theft adversely affected the 2021 performance of the country’s biggest operator of fuel pipeline systems, Transnet Pipelines.

Central African Nations Enter Deal to Construct Over 4,000 Miles of Pipeline

Central African countries signed a deal on Thursday to create a regional oil and gas pipeline network and hub infrastructures with the intent to construct three multinational oil and gas pipeline systems of around 6,500 km (4,000 miles) as well as LNG terminals and at least three refineries.

Two Oil Pipelines Destroyed by Explosives in Nigeria, Officers Arrest Four

Nigerian police said on Tuesday two oil pipelines that feed the Brass export terminal, one of Nigeria's export streams operated by Italian group Eni, were recently blown up by explosives.

Eni Acquires Floating Liquefaction Facility to Produce LNG in Congo Republic

Energy group Eni said on Friday it had acquired Tango FLNG to produce and export LNG from the Republic of Congo, as Italy rushes to find alternative supplies to Russian gas.

Algeria, Niger and Nigeria Sign Deal for $13 Billion Saharan Gas Pipeline

Algeria, Nigeria and Niger have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a natural gas pipeline across the Sahara Desert, Algeria's energy minister said on Thursday.

PetroChad Makes First Oil Export to Chad-Cameroon Pipeline

Following the recent acquisition of PetroChad Mangara by Perenco, PCM announced the successful export of its first barrel to the Chad-Cameroon pipeline, within a month of being under new ownership.

EU Pursuing Gas from Nigeria in Preparation for Russian Supply Cuts

The European Union is seeking additional gas supplies from Nigeria as the bloc prepares for potential Russian supply cuts, Matthew Baldwin, deputy director general of the European Commission's energy department, said on Saturday.

South Africa’s Fuel Switch and the Pipeline Market

South Africa’s drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 would require huge investments in a phased fuel switch by industrial and domestic consumers, which could diversely impact the country’s pipeline market.

Nigeria Takes $1 Billion Hit in Q1 Revenue Due to Crude Oil Theft

Nigeria lost $1 billion in revenue during the first quarter of this year due to crude oil theft, the petroleum regulator said on Friday, warning the practice was a threat to the economy of Africa's top producer.

Spain Restarts Natural Gas Flows to Morocco on Maghreb-Europe Pipeline

Natural gas has started flowing from Spain towards Morocco through a pipeline that stopped flowing in November amid a diplomatic row between Morocco and Algeria, data from Spanish gas grid operator Enagas showed on Wednesday.

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.