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Tanzania: Investors Wait for Govt Approval On LNG Plant Site

      MULTINATIONAL oil and gas companies operating in Tanzania are waiting for a government approval on their proposal for a suitable location for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.   According to the BG Group's External Communications Manager, Mark Todd, BG Group and Statoil had sent to the government a joint proposal on the suitable site for the plant. " ... the Tanzania government requested BG Group and Statoil to provide a joint proposal.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 29th October 2014

Soft drink company Coca Cola launches plastic recycling project

Soft drink giant Coca-Cola East and Central Africa is leading a new initiative to help tackle plastic bottle wastes with a recycling project already running in Kenya.   Through an industry coalition with plastic bottle manufacturer Safepak Ltd and Highlands Mineral Water Company, the soft drink manufacturer recently launched the recycling project in Kenya with a view to replicating it in the region.   In Kenya, the three companies aim to recycle 70 per cent of plastic.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 29th October 2014

BG Explores Options for Idku Feedstock

 BG and BP are in talks that could lead to the kick-start of production at the feedstock starved Idku LNG plant operated by BG. The talks between the two British firms revolve around linking their respective gas developments offshore Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. Egypt’s state-run firm in charge of natural gas is also reportedly involved in the talks with BG and BP. BG is looking at connecting its infrastructure at the WDDM gas field to the nearby North Alexandria.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 27th October 2014

New Blocks for Mozambique Hopefuls

    Mozambique will be offering up 15 new offshore and onshore areas for oil exploration within the next week or so. The blocks are located in the north, south, and central parts of the East African country and include new areas of the northern Rovuma Basin. Other areas on offer in this licensing round, which is the country’s fifth, are six offshore blocks in the Zambezi Delta and two more off Angolche in the northern province of Nampula. The onshore areas on offer.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 27th October 2014

Tanzania: Seminar for Regional Utilisation of Respective Gas Advantages

 ALL regions across the country have been challenged to find out and concentrate on their respective competitive advantages in serving the potential gas industry.   Participants to a seminar on Tanzania as a future strong extractives state in Dar es Salaam, over the weekend, said that such a practice would help both individuals and institutions in private sectors to serve and reap from the anticipated gas economy.   At the seminar organised by Research on Poverty.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 27th October 2014

Nigeria s new gas power plant in Ajaokuta is underway

Federal government has reached a memorandum of understanding with 3D Hitech System Ltd for construction of a gas power plant in Ajaokuta. It has also reached an MOU with T SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Corporation and the CGC Nigeria Ltd for additional investment in power distribution and transmission in the country. 3D Hitech has already carried test running of the 110MW of gas power system, which will be commissioned in Ajaokuta. Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr..... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 27th October 2014

Baker Hughes provides September 2014 global rig count

    Baker Hughes Incorporated has announced that the international rig count for September 2014 was 1,323, down 16 from the 1,339 counted in August 2014, and up 39 from the 1,284 counted in September 2013. The international offshore rig count for September 2014 was 333, up 18 from the 315 counted in August 2014, and up 20 from the 313 counted in September 2013.   The average U.S. rig count for September 2014 was 1,930, up 26 from the 1,904 counted in August 2014,.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 25th October 2014

Addax extends FPSO charter

Yinson Holdings has announced that Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) Limited has extended its contract for the charter of FPSO Knock Adoon with Adoon Pte Ltd by one year with effect from 17 October 2014.   The extension contract is valued at approximately USD39.0 million (equivalent to approximately RM127.49 million) in total.   The original contract for the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) was awarded on 17 October 2006, for eight-year period with.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 25th October 2014

Ghana: Popping the gas balloon

 Opacity and mismanagement in the oil and gas sector have turned financial problems into a much deeper economic crisis.   Fixing the worsening crisis in the oil, gas and electricity industries is a key issue in this month’s finance negotiations with investors and the International Monetary Fund. Not only are the power cuts and rocketing fuel prices damaging the economy, the mismanagement of the gas processing project in Atuabo, Western Region, is reckoned to have.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 25th October 2014

Diminishing gas continues to stifle PetroSA s GTL output

 South Africa’s national oil company PetroSA produced 14% less refined product in 2013/14 than budgeted, owing to diminishing gas feedstock. The State-owned group also warned that that inadequate feedstock would remain a constraint on its future performance. The company produces 5.8-million barrels during the year at its Mossel Bay gas-to-liquids (GTL) refinery, which had a nameplate capacity of around 15-million barrels. CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo told lawmakers in Cape.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 25th October 2014

Sumitomo to invest in South Africa tire operations

DURBAN, South Africa—Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd. has launched about a $101 million investment plan, mainly to bolster its original equipment tire supply capabilities in the region.   Focused on the company’s South Africa manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, the plan includes initiating local production of the Sumitomo Tires' brand, range extensions and quality enhancements to the Dunlop brand.   The investment comes at a time when the industry faces.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 25th October 2014

Tanzania: China Pacts to Bring Jobs Boom

MORE than 77,300 jobs are expected to be created in Tanzania once over 500 Chinese projects worth 2,490.21 million US dollars registered in the country until December last year become operational.   Opening the Third China and Tanzania Business Forum on Thursday, President Jakaya Kikwete expressed his government's commitment to woo more Chinese investments as data indicate trade volume between the two countries in the past two years reached 1,595.16 million US.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 25th October 2014



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