Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to clean up Ogoniland and other parts of the Nation’s Oil rich Niger Delta, vastly damaged by frequent crude oil spills. Buhari made the pledge during a maiden visit at the United Nations office in Kenyan Capital Nairobi in Conclusion of his three day state visit to East African Nation.
Data at the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that India will be (read is) the world’s largest oil market with consumption rate projected at 10 million bpd by 2040. The good news of this according to the Africa Report is that the Asian nation has tasked all its major oil and gas companies to build close
A Scottish oil and gas delegation is visiting Nigeria this week with a view to forming partnerships Scottish Development International is leading the delegation and the participants are aiming to achieve a solid understanding of Nigerian market conditions as well as seeking out potential local partners. The delegation is participating in the Offshore West Africa
By James Muhindo… Uganda recently held a presidential candidates debate on January 15, 2016 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The debate was organised by the Inter Religious Council on conjunction with the Elders Forum chaired by Justice Ogola. One of the outstanding issues from the debate that has continues to trend both on social and
By Stephen Kuria and Bernard Ayieko… The oil and gas market has been shaken and stirred by a raging storm. Some multinationals are actually abandoning the rigs, especially offshore ones. The US rig count has gone down by 31 to 760 on a month-by-month count. In some cases, exploration programmes have been put on the
Over 60 environmental and tourism groups called on UNESCO and the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to reach a deal to stop new oil drilling licences from being awarded in Virunga National Park and the surrounding area. The Civil Society organisations including; Global Witness, Greenpeace and the Zoological Society of London
By Thangapandian Srinivasalu Africa produced 8.2m b/d of crude last year – 76% came from Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Angola, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PWC) 2015 Africa Oil & Gas Review. But East Africa is elbowing its way under the spotlight and changing Africa’s energy map – a move easily justified by its wealth of oil
From Agencies… Iran is determined to raise its oil output as planned as soon as sanctions on its oil industry are lifted, Mehdi Asali, its representative to the OPEC producers’ group, said on Saturday. The international sanctions were scrapped as part of a landmark deal between major powers and Iran to curb Tehran’s nuclear program.
By Agencies… The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that Mozambique’s average growth rate during the first half of the next decade could reach the staggering figure of 24 per cent per annum. This optimism is based on the assumption that gas processing facilities in the Rovuma Basin, in the far north of the country, will
By Adellah Agaba Oil production is set to begin in 2017 and this has generated anxiety and expectations which are already a threat to peace in the country, not only to humankind but to the environment, economy and ecology. The discovery of oil and gas in any country worldwide causes impeccable excitement because it is