Weekly News Round-Up

Bringing you some positive oil, gas and energy stories from across Africa.

Undoubtedly the biggest story of the week, oil prices rose on Thursday on expectations that the world's largest oil producers would agree to cut production as the industry grapples with a collapse in global oil demand. Read more.

South Sudan’s petroleum minister has held talks with OPEC to find solutions to the current oil price war. Hon. Puot Kang, the country’s Minister of Petroleum, spoke with Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC, over the phone. Read more.

Despite a collapse in oil prices, local content in Ghana's oil and gas industry is not under threat, according to Kwame Acquah, Managing Director of Research Development & Financial Consultants and the face of the country’s local content drive. Read more.

Africa will undoubtedly be hit hard by the current oil price crisis. In this piece, Petroleum Economist’s Alastair O’Dell explores the preparatory work currently taking place for when the market recovers. Read more.

The African Energy Chamber has appointed Eng. Elizabeth Rogo as its President for East Africa. Elizabeth is Founder and CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services, and has been described by NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the Chamber as “a representation of African entrepreneurship in the sector and a true expert when it comes to East Africa and local content development”. Read more.

Technically not breaking news, but an interesting read nonetheless. This piece from GEO ExPro explores Africa’s potential to pursue a less carbon-intensive development path than other parts of the world. Read more.

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