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Tanzania gas pipeline launched

By on October 28, 2015 in Infrastructure, Midstream, Oil & Gas with 0 Comments
Tanzania gas pipeline launched

Tanzania has initiated a US$1.33bn project to pipe natural gas to its commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, and help relieve chronic power shortages in the city, reports Reuters Africa. The 532km Mtwara-Dar es Salaam pipeline and gas processing plants, largely financed by a Chinese loan, is part of a plan to add about 2,000 megawatts […]

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Global heavyweights in the race for $3bn East African oil pipeline project

By on August 19, 2014 in Midstream, Oil & Gas with 0 Comments
Global heavyweights in the race for $3bn East African oil pipeline project

International firms, some individually and others as consortia, are vying for the contract to build a multibillion-dollar petroleum pipeline connecting the oilfields in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan to the proposed Lamu Port, on theKenyan coast. Designs for the $3-billion Hoima–Lokichar–Lamu pipeline have been received from Tullow Oil and Africa Oil, which has submitted a design for the Lokichar–Lamu route; Toyota Tsusho (Hoima–Manda Bay–Lamu), Tullow, Total and CNOOC (Hoima–Lokichar–Lamu), Lapsset […]

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African refining costs to soar in 2014

By on August 8, 2014 in Midstream, Oil & Gas with 0 Comments
African refining costs to soar in 2014

Africa will suffer significantly higher production costs for its own new grass-root refinery projects, planned in Nigeria, Angola and Gabon, according to GlobalData. These countries have a lack of highly skilled workforces and minimal infrastructure, meaning that most if not all equipment, materials and labour needs to be imported. Carmine Rositano, GlobalData’s managing analyst covering […]

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Front-end engineering set up in Cameroon

By on July 17, 2014 in Midstream, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas with 0 Comments
Front-end engineering set up in Cameroon

GDF Sues and Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures are set to start front-end engineering design studies for their proposed liquid natural gas terminal in Cameroon. They want to complete the project in 2017. The project comprises a production plant 30km south of Kribi on the southern coast of Cameroon and building a 270km offshore pipeline connecting […]

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Key Nigerian refinery plans on course – Dangote Industries

By on July 9, 2014 in Midstream, Oil & Gas, Power with 0 Comments
Key Nigerian refinery plans on course – Dangote Industries

The African Development Bank has approved a US300-million dollar loan to Dangote Industries to build and operate a greenfield crude oil refinery and a greenfield fertilizer manufacturing plant. Both projects will produce prodcuts for consumption in Nigeria and neighboring African countries. The refinery and fertilizer plant will allow Nigeria, which relies on imported petroleum products and fertilizer, to […]

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Uganda selects final bidders for local refinery

By on July 3, 2014 in Midstream, Oil & Gas with 0 Comments

Uganda last week made progress towards selecting a contractor for its oil refinery and picking a consultant for its portion of the 2,935km standard gauge railway (SGR) that will run from Mombasa in Kenya to Kigali in Rwanda. As the Energy Ministry announced the final round of bidders for the refinery on June 24, the […]

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Four firms submit bids for Sh210bn Uganda oil refinery

By on June 17, 2014 in Midstream, Oil & Gas, Tenders with 0 Comments

The setting up of the planned Uganda oil refinery, in which Kenya has invested Sh6.5 billion, has moved closer to fruition after four firms submitted proposals at the end of last week. According to a statement from Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the firms, which are vying for the role of lead investor, […]

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Gabon oil refinery production falls by one-third to 600,000 bpd

By on June 16, 2014 in Midstream, Oil & Gas with 0 Comments

Production from Gabon’s state-run oil refining company has fallen by one third to 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year because of disruptions in the supply chain, oil minister Dieudonné Ngoubou said on Friday. The production slump at SOGARA has led to a shortage of fuel for domestic consumption and long queues at petrol stations. […]

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Sasol to expand Mozambique gas pipeline

By on December 4, 2013 in Midstream, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas with 0 Comments

Sasol has started a US$200-million  expansion programme to increase the capacity of its gas pipeline in Mozambique.Sasol, which produces petroleum and chemical products at its various gas-to-liquids and coal-to-liquid operations stationed in various parts of the world, has over the years raised the capacity of its processing and delivery facilities at the Temane gas fields […]

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Kenya signs infrastructure, energy deals worth US$5 bln with China

By on August 28, 2013 in Midstream, Oil & Gas, Power with 0 Comments

On 19th August 2013, Kenya signed deals worth US$5 billion with China to construct a railway line and an energy project, deepening ties with the Asian country keen to expand investment in Africa. The cash would be spent on energy projects, a standard gauge railway linking the port of Mombasa in east Africa’s biggest economy to its […]

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