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Oil and Gas in Africa

Natural gas a big GHG contributor 

By: David Oliveira     28th November 2014 As indicated in President Jacob Zuma’s June State of the Nation Address, South Africa is serious about integrating natural gas into the country’s energy mix. This, however, could have unexamined consequences on South Africa’s contribution to global warming, as is the case in the shale gas-centric... 

IDZ to provide base for regional African field services

By: Zandile Mavuso     29th November 2013 The promulgation of the Saldanha Bay industrial development zone (IDZ) will facilitate additional oil and gas activity in South Africa by providing a base for regional African field service activities related to oil and gas exploration and development, says the South African Oil and Gas Alliance... 

Increasing demand for oil-platform maintenance work

By: Zandile Mavuso     29th November 2013 South Africa’s Cape Town harbour is involved in the repair of several oil platforms off the coast of West Africa and the country is set to also benefit from emerging oil exploration in East Africa, as the need for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the oil and gas industry... 

Policy objectives cannot undermine project viability – Bowman Gilfillan

By: Zandile Mavuso     29th November 2013 While the development of vibrant upstream oil and gas industries in African countries holds significant potential, they must determine their public policy objectives and implement laws and local-content policies that incentivise oil companies to achieve these objectives, without undermining the... 

Oil pipeline route could be economically viable for South Sudan

By: Zandile Mavuso     29th November 2013 The construction of an alternative export oil pipeline route for South Sudan could ensure an economically and politically diverse environment where trade and exports can take place at reduced costs, says strategy and communication consultancy africapractice. 

Upstream oil and gas opportunities across Africa

By: Samantha Herbst     30th November 2012 Upstream activity in Africa’s oil and gas industry is growing rapidly, not only in significant existing and emerging opportunities in East and West Africa but also in substantial new investments – worth billions of dollars – that are expected to be made in oil and gas projects in sub-Saharan... 

Air chartering on the rise, owing to LNG market

By: Samantha Herbst     30th November 2012 Global air charter service provider Chapman Freeborn has seen a marked increase in services to Africa’s liquid natural gas (LNG) sector, says Southern African regional director Iain Clark. 

African heads reconsider regulatory framework to encourage localisation

By: Samantha Herbst     30th November 2012 A power shift in Africa’s oil and gas industries is foreseen over the next 25 years and, currently, most African governments are encouraging investment in local refining capacity to increase the manufacture of oil and gas products, says pan-African advisory firm africapractice strategic advisory... 

Industry stalwart predicts impact of US shale gas revolution on Africa 

By: Samantha Herbst     30th November 2012 With one multibillion-dollar gas export terminal under construction in the US, veteran consulting engineer and industry stalwart John Bewsey predicts a worldwide drop in gas prices in the next three to five years, as an increasing number of companies file for export permits. 

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