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Uganda and Tanzania Award Crude Pipeline Design Contract to U.S. Firm
(Wednesday, January 11, 2017) Early last year, Uganda agreed with Tanzania to jointly develop a $3.55 billion pipeline to help ship Uganda's crude to international markets.

Africa's First Grid-connected Biogas Plant Powers Up
(Tuesday, January 10, 2017) A commercial farm in Kenya has become Africa's first electricity producer powered by biogas to sell surplus electricity to the national grid, cutting the carbon emissions associated with oil-powered generation.

Oil Workers Go on Strike at Crude Flow Station in Niger Delta
(Tuesday, January 10, 2017) Nigerian oil workers have gone on strike at the Oleh crude oil flow station in the Niger Delta oil hub because they have not been paid recently, a labour union official said on Tuesday.

Nigerian Oil Union Threatens Three-day Strike at Exxon Mobil, Chevron
(Monday, January 09, 2017) A Nigerian oil labor union will stage a three-day strike at Chevron and Exxon Mobil fuel depots from Wednesday in a protest over sackings if talks with the government fail, union officials said on Monday.

Shell Battles Nigerian Communities in High-stakes London Lawsuit
(Friday, January 06, 2017) If the High Court rules in favor of the communities, some legal experts say other claimants against British-based multinationals would be emboldened to pursue legal action through the British courts.

Oil, Gas Conflicts throughout Africa in 2016
(Thursday, January 05, 2017) North and West Africa have seen a spate of oil and gas-related clashes in 2016.

Oil Trader Gunvor Suing Cerberus Over Failed Chevron Bid
(Wednesday, January 04, 2017) Oil trader Gunvor Group is suing Cerberus Capital Management, alleging that the private-equity firm is refusing to pay its share of costs incurred when the two companies made a failed $650 million bid for Chevron Corp. assets in South Africa.

Morocco Picks Financial and Legal Advisers for LNG Import Plan
(Tuesday, January 03, 2017) Moroccan state-owned power utility ONEE has picked HSBC Middle East Limited as financial adviser for its plan to boost its imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), ONEE said in a statement on Tuesday.

Egypt Seeks to Import Crude Directly from Iraq
(Thursday, December 22, 2016) The move follows Saudi Arabia informing Egypt in last month that shipments of oil products expected under a $23 billion aid deal had been halted indefinitely.

Nigeria Asks Air Passengers for Patience;No Quick Fix for Jet Fuel Shortage
(Wednesday, December 21, 2016) Nigeria is trying to import more jet fuel but air travelers tired of delays must be patient as a shortage of foreign currency will continue to hurt the airline industry, the minister of aviation said.

Libya's NOC Says Oil Pipelines Reopened,Expects 270,000 bpd Boost in 3 Mos.
(Tuesday, December 20, 2016) Libya's National Oil Corporation said on Tuesday that pipelines leading from the western fields of Sharara and El Feel had been reopened after a two-year blockade, paving the way for a major boost to production.

BP Builds Gas Empire With $916 Million Purchase From Kosmos
(Monday, December 19, 2016) Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said the project "brings together all the elements" needed to create a new LNG hub in Africa.

Angola Could Hold Tenders for All Fuel Imports Next Year - FT
(Monday, December 19, 2016) Sonangol, Angola's state-controlled oil company, said on Monday it could hold tenders for all fuel imports next year to cut costs, the Financial Times reported.

Moroccan Court Extends Liquidation Deadline for Oil Refiner Samir
(Monday, December 19, 2016) The 200,000 barrels a day refinery was shut down in August due to financial difficulties and a court ruling then placed it in liquidation and named an independent trustee to run it.

Tanker Docks at Libya's Es Sider Port to Load First Crude Cargo in 2 Years
(Monday, December 19, 2016) An oil tanker docked at the east Libyan port of Es Sider on Monday to load the first cargo of crude since the terminal reopened following a two-year closure, port officials said.

Pipeline from Two Libyan Oil Fields Reopens, but Production Hampered
(Thursday, December 15, 2016) A group of oil guards in Libya said on Thursday they had reopened a long blockaded pipeline leading from the major oil fields of Sharara and El Feel, but an oil worker said a separate group had prevented a production restart at El Feel.

World Bank Group to Provide $517 Mln for Ghana Oil and Gas Project
(Thursday, December 15, 2016) Sankofa is expected to generate about 1,000 megawatts of power to Ghana and combined with gas from two other new fields could eliminate the need for Ghana to import gas from Nigeria through the West African Gas Pipeline Company.

Protesters Agree to End Blockade of Western Libya Oil Pipelines -Officials
(Wednesday, December 14, 2016) Protesters blockading pipelines to Libya's Sharara and El Feel oil fields have promised to reopen them and production could restart in the coming days, security officials and an oil industry source said on Wednesday.

Eni Clinches Deal with Sonatrach on Gas Supply Contract
(Tuesday, December 13, 2016) Eni, the biggest foreign oil and gas operator in Africa, said the agreement covered almost 20 percent of the gas imported into Italy.

Tanzania, Nigeria's Dangote Reach Natural Gas Supply Deal
(Monday, December 12, 2016) Tanzania and Nigeria's Dangote Cement have reached a deal on the supply of natural gas to the firm's manufacturing plant in the East African country after negotiations stalled over prices, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Saturday.




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