Africa
Happy days ahead for Tullow Oil
14 December 2017
The company's bottom line suffered when crude prices crashed in mid-2014, but a landmark maritime boundary resolution should lead to a welcome boost for company revenues
Kenya's oil pipeline plans stall amid political tension
2 November 2017
A project to build an oil pipeline from reserves in the north of the country to the coast is inching forward - slowly
Tanzania's LNG plans remain stalled
19 October 2017
A decision to split the energy and minerals ministry in two may be intended to dispel uncertainty over future liquefied natural gas export plans, but more than that will be needed
South Africa eyes Rovuma gas
19 October 2017
President Jacob Zuma wants to kick-start the country's economy using Mozambique's offshore gas reserves. But do the numbers add up?
Energising Africa
18 October 2017
Africa's energy suppliers of the future will be more integrated and offer a diverse range of services. Strive Masiyiwa, chairman and founder of telecoms firm Econet, explains
Senegal's vote in favour
29 September 2017
The coalition ruling one of Africa's more stable nations has out-performed expectations in recent polls, giving assurance to the hydrocarbons sector
End of an era in Angola?
1 September 2017
Angola's controversial leader has relinquished his post, but it's hard to tell whether this will herald a clean break with a murky past for the country and its state oil company
Nervy times in Kenya's elections
11 August 2017
Oil companies will be hoping that the relatively calm passing of the country's presidential elections will pave the way for faster progress towards pipeline exports
Algerian change—again
8 August 2017
A lack of leadership continuity in Algeria's energy sector is a product of the FLN's struggle to retain political power
Nigeria looking up
17 July 2017
Long-awaited legislative progress, peace in the Delta and some astute political management are creating optimism in the country's energy sector
Help not hinder Africa
12 July 2017
Oil in Africa has a bad press—but it needn't be that way, argues a new book
East Africa—can we talk?
14 June 2017
East Africa's new oil producers could maximise the industry's potential by working together, but that's easier said than done
Nigeria's Buhari question
23 May 2017
His 2015 election brought hope for Nigeria's struggling oil-dominated economy. Is the president now part of the problem?
Uganda's ambitious oil-export timetable
26 April 2017
The government's keen, the companies are willing—is Uganda's oil boom finally on the way?
Nigeria: Back to the future?
19 April 2017
The government faces some tough decisions as it decides how to handle the corruption allegations surrounding the acquisition by Shell and Eni of offshore block OPL 245
Nigerian output recovery still distant
24 February 2017
As export routes remain blocked, local producers get creative
Libya's political chaos deepens
14 February 2017
An Islamist militia attack on the Sirte Basin was repulsed. But more conflict looks likely
Cairo tries to calm riled Riyadh
27 January 2017
A delayed and much-needed $23bn oil-products package from Saudi Arabia to Cairo is part of a complex political narrative with few signs of an easy fix
Will rising Libyan oil production ruin the Opec deal?
16 January 2017
Exempt from the cuts, the country could still help decide their success or failure
Libya’s oil war flares up
12 December 2016
NOC’s plans to lift output are under threat after renewed fighting in the Sirte basin
Libya - only the brave
8 December 2016
Libyan oil-output growth will eventually need the return of foreign firms
The Rovuma wait
17 November 2016
Political instability and infighting will force gas onto the back burner in 2017
Cairo crunch
11 November 2016
Fast-rising fuel demand is a problem for a country relying increasingly on products imports
Nigeria's dilemma
10 November 2016
The economy is struggling, investors are nervous and a ceasefire in the Delta seems to be over, threatening production
Insecurity and conflict still hampering South Sudan’s oil
12 October 2016
The country wants to push production up to pre-war levels, but chances are slim
Nigeria is no longer Africa's top dog
5 October 2016
Delta violence has forced Nigeria to cede its place as the continent’s top oil producer to Angola—for now