Africa
Tanzania playing catch up on LNG project
10 May 2018
The NOC wants to get a stalled LNG project moving, but doubts remain over the operating environment
All eyes on Cameroon's first FLNG project
8 May 2018
Success for Golar's facility could ease the way for further developments off Africa’s coasts
Better times for offshore Nigeria
8 May 2018
Total, Shell and ExxonMobil are among the majors with commercial finds to develop
Nigeria's election hangs over energy sector
19 April 2018
Africa's biggest economy is growing again. But next year's vote is stalling reform and investment in its crucial energy sector
Militant threat looms ahead of Nigerian elections
4 April 2018
The risks to the oil sector are far from over
Trouble at the top for Angola
7 March 2018
A change of political leadership has had a more far-reaching impact on the country's oil sector than anticipated
Senegal—the start of a beautiful friendship
21 February 2018
A victory for Macky Sall in the presidential elections in 2019 would cement the future of his country's hydrocarbons industry and bring more exploration
Clouds are forming in Nigeria
9 January 2018
The prospect of further violence in the Niger Delta risks undermining the country's efforts to woo investors back to the hydrocarbons sector with improved legislation
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