Weekly News Round-Up


The weekly round-up is here, bringing you positive oil, gas and energy stories from across Africa.

This week, further progress was made on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline as Uganda’s National Environment Management Authority approved Total East Africa Midstream’s environmental and social impact assessment. Read more from Energy Voice.

Woodside Energy announced its decision to end a fractious partnership with FAR in a license offshore Senegal, by pre-empting the purchase of their stake. This will increase Woodside’s stake in the Sangomar field to 82%. Read more from the Australian Financial Review here.

Offshore Angola, BP and its partner Sinopec started drilling on the Platina field. The project will include four production and two injection wells, which will tie back to a nearby FPSO. Read more from Upstream.

Next door in Namibia, Eco Atlantic announced that it has successfully negotiated the reissuance of its four licences in the Walvis Basin. President and CEO Gil Holzman said this was testament to the company’s commitment to its Namibian activities. Read more from Oil Review Africa.

In Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the country’s National Gas Expansion Programme, which will aim to dramatically increase domestic gas use. A key pillar of the programme is the adoption of autogas to replace gasoline used in road vehicles. Read more from S&P Global.

Last but not least, this opinion piece from FurtherAfrica discusses why recently announced massive ExxonMobil write-downs should not negatively affect plans for Mozambique’s Rovuma LNG project. Read more.

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