Author: Jacinta Windham
South Africa urgently seeking gas as energy transition stalls
18 October 2018
South Africa’s power sector plans envisage a big role for gas, but first the country needs to find the feedstock
Use it or lose it, Equatorial Guinea tells drillers
3 October 2018
The West African state wants to see more activity from oil firms now the oil price has recovered, and is launching a new bid round
South Africa imposes licensing restrictions
1 October 2018
Temporary restrictions on oil and gas licensing are causing confusion, but should help reform the licensing system in the long run
Renewables and gas take on king coal in Africa
18 June 2018
South Africa wants to go greener, but abandoning coal will be a tough task
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
Equatorial Guinea rebuilding bridges
17 August 2017
Relations between Malabo and international oil companies seem to be warming up again
More haste, less speed in Malawi?
20 June 2017
Malawi hopes to emulate its eastern African neighbours by making big hydrocarbons discoveries but progress is slow
Uncertainties persist over African pipeline route
19 January 2016
A pipeline to ship oil from Kenya and Uganda to Africa’s east coast has become essential, but agreements on the route are far from settled
Choppy waters ahead for Equatorial Guinea as production declines
9 December 2015
Minister of mines, industry and energy, Gabriel Obiang Lima, is taking a hard line with investors amid low oil prices and falling output
Maersk buys 50% of Africa Oil’s onshore assets
11 November 2015
The Danish business buys 50% of Africa Oil’s stakes in onshore exploration licences
Rosneft and ExxonMobil team up in Mozambique
2 November 2015
Russian and US majors win rights to explore in three blocks in Mozambique licensing round
Tullow Oil to increase West African production by 50%
28 October 2015
The company said the increase is a result of Ghana's operated Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme (TEN) development
Gabon launches new oil bidding round
28 October 2015
Gabon officially launched a 2016 offshore bid round, offering five deep fields targeting a reversal on production slowdown, the country’s petroleum and hydrocarbons minister said
Nigeria to renegotiate fiscal terms for offshore PSCs
19 October 2015
The timing of renegotiation of fiscal terms for offshore production-sharing contracts (PSCs) signed two decades ago is questionable for state-owned NNPC
Key petroleum legislation delayed in South Africa
30 September 2015
Until the Mineral Petroleum Resource Development Act (MPRDA) is passed investments are uncertain
Nigeria appoints new head of NNPC to crack down on corruption
13 August 2015
Nigeria’s president has made good on his promise to reform the energy sector with key appointments already announced, but the legislative workload ahead is daunting
Majors show early interest in Mozambique’s 5th round
11 August 2015
ExxonMobil, Total, and Statoil are among the companies that submitted bids to explore for new exploration blocks in Mozambique
Uganda launches long-awaited bid round
26 June 2015
Uganda is finally launching its bid round, ending an eight-year freeze on the licensing of new acreage in its energy sector