Author: Ian Lewis
Exxon’s Rovuma LNG project down but not out
15 April 2020
Partners in Mozambique project could seek further cost cuts as global revenue slump looks set to endure
Nigeria puts money into gas drive
19 March 2020
A state guarantee for the bulk of the financing needed for a big pipeline project suggests Nigeria is serious about boosting domestic gas supplies
Tullow hopeful of Kenya FID this year
21 February 2020
The operator remains positive, but the future of Kenya’s first oil development remains very uncertain
Tanzania’s LNG hopes on a knife-edge
11 February 2020
Delays to talks over Tanzania’s planned LNG export facility are putting the project’s future in jeopardy
Uganda battles to revive oil project
21 November 2019
The energy ministry’s aim to achieve FID in early 2020 looks ambitious
Somalia reboots terms of licensing round debut
5 November 2019
The petroleum ministry is poised to publish a new timetable and hold a Houston roadshow
UK shale suffers potentially fatal blow
5 November 2019
Explorers say they will work with the government to try to revive the nascent shale gas industry, but a new fracking moratorium makes it look like an uphill struggle
Orca find boosts Mauritania LNG prospects
31 October 2019
Kosmos makes the year’s largest deepwater gas discovery
Yakaar-Teranga gas to prioritise Senegalese market
27 September 2019
Kosmos and BP have found more gas in Senegal, but further LNG exports will have to wait
Tanzania's LNG dreams may be scuppered by mistrust
18 July 2019
IOCs have reengaged in Rovuma Basin discussions—but the East African country will find it hard to get LNG back on track
Aker's Ghana project secures funding boost
17 July 2019
Aker Energy’s planned Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points development is benefitting from a regional initiative
Malabo's dash for gas in Equatorial Guinea
10 July 2019
Equatorial Guinea has secured fresh supply for its LNG plant, but can it build on that success?
Project Oil Kenya delayed despite fresh agreement
5 July 2019
The FID timetable has slipped due to environmental and social impact consultation hold ups
Senegal probes corruption allegations
5 July 2019
The government has moved fast to investigate block sale
Somalia's revenue law adds impetus to exploration drive
1 July 2019
Efforts to attract investment to a 15-block offshore licensing round are gathering momentum
Oil price recovery eases Chad's gloom
25 June 2019
Oil sector investment outlook remains uncertain for the landlocked central African country
Anadarko signs off with Mozambique LNG FID
20 June 2019
Mozambique’s long-awaited giant LNG project is now set for completion
Etinde gas export project hangs in doubt
11 June 2019
New reserve assessments and government talks will shape the Cameroon project's future
Sierra Leone opens up most of offshore to explorers
28 May 2019
A new government has brought a new approach to licensing
Can Brulpadda find deliver on high hopes?
23 May 2019
Total has made what could be a major discovery in South Africa, but there is a long way to go before the commercial prospects become clear
Angola reforms set to survive Sonangol sackings
14 May 2019
The new boss of Angola’s state oil firm is seen as another safe pair of hands
Uganda announces new Albertine Graben bid round
10 May 2019
Explorers are likely to benefit from infrastructure being put in place for the existing crude export project
Fracking tsar quits after government inaction
3 May 2019
The UK shale gas industry has long struggled to gain traction and sees no green light in sight
Equatorial Guinea throws down the gauntlet
18 April 2019
The west African state’s hopes of restoring oil output rest on the reception given to its 2019 licensing round
Another step forward for Tanzania's LNG plans
29 March 2019
The East Africa state is keen to conclude an agreement later this year.
Back to business as usual with Buhari
29 March 2019
The Nigerian president is likely to remain a difficult partner for oil firms in his second term in office
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