Author: Ian Lewis
Ramaphosa reboots South Africa’s renewables programme
14 March 2018
New renewable energy deals point to a fundamental shift in South Africa’s energy investment priorities
North Sea—life in the old dog
12 March 2018
There's still plenty more value to be eked out of the maturing basin, according to one of the region's most experienced operators
Offshore wind firms up the ante in Europe
8 March 2018
No longer a niche sector restricted to north-west Europe, offshore wind is likely to play a significant role in meeting the world's clean energy needs
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
Norway winds down
5 March 2018
Fresh developments in the Arctic promise new production, but enthusiasm for fresh licenses has waned
City bans propel diesel's demise in Europe
1 March 2018
With urban pollution rising up the political agenda, high emissions and a poor public image could prove terminal for the road fuel
BP sees increasing energy sector competition
1 March 2018
The UK company's latest energy outlook flags up more diversity, but doesn’t predict an imminent collapse in oil demand
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
Senegal-Mauritania borderline development
21 February 2018
A project straddling Senegal's northern maritime border could be signed off by the end of the year, despite its complexities
Senegal moves towards first oil
21 February 2018
The Cairn-led SNE venture must now convert some of the world's largest recent discoveries into viable production
Uganda leading pipeline race
13 February 2018
The country's oil-export pipeline will make progress. Tanzania's LNG plans probably won’t
Senegal-Mauritania deal boosts LNG export project
13 February 2018
BP and Kosmos Energy plan to give the Greater Tortue development the green light later this year
Tullow seeks rapid FID for Kenya oil project
8 February 2018
The London-based firm, which made an operating profit in 2017 for the first time in three years, says it is in talks with the government over a $1.1bn pipeline
Senegal's crunch year
7 February 2018
With two major projects ready for sanctioning, 2018 will be pivotal for the country's upstream aspirations
Oil firms charging up for electric vehicles
2 February 2018
Energy firms and car makers are preparing for the EV onslaught
Nigeria's new oil industry bill ready to launch
25 January 2018
Almost two decades after a Petroleum Industry Bill was first mooted and after numerous revisions, the country is poised to finally enact key elements of it
North Sea oil's rock hoppers
19 January 2018
Shell is happy to give the Penguins project a helping hand
Kenya's oil: trucking along
16 January 2018
With the country's contentious elections out of the way, Tullow hopes that development of its oil reserves will now progress
Côte d’Ivoire's exploration drive rebooted
12 January 2018
Can an overhaul of concessions lure companies to the country's frontier acreage?
Where did it all go right for Senegal?
12 January 2018
Major oil and gas discoveries make the country set to move from speculative play to producer
African competition hots up
11 January 2018
It's a tough environment for exploration, but some countries are making headway
Forties crude flows again, but safety concerns linger
9 January 2018
Continuing investigations by UK authorities into the temporary closure of a key North Sea pipeline network could signal further safety worries
Sowing the seeds in Africa
9 January 2018
The AFC is committed to providing financial support for energy infrastructure development across the continent in a difficult investment climate
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
Supply chaos clouds European gas outlook
15 December 2017
Europe may be pushing to diversify gas imports, but two surprise supply shocks have put the sector on edge
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