Dar Es Salaam News

Major helium gas find in Tanazania

Discovery will alleviate global helium gas shortage. Geologists from British universities have discovered 1.5 billion cubic metres of helium in the alkaline Lake Rukwa in south-west Tanzania. Th...
Lagos News

Crude oil production starts in Lagos

Lagos offshore field becomes Nigeria's first oil ouput outside Niger Delta. Nigerian firm Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum (YFP) has begun crude oil production from the offshore Aje field located 24km off...
Cairo News

Egypt to ration fuel

Egypt is to introduce a trial "smart card" system for subsidised fuel in July and August, allowing consumers to buy a limited amount of subsidised fuel, beyond which they must pay market prices. The...
Accra News

Oil and Gas Career Fair in Accra

Accra is holding the nation's inaugural Oil and Gas Career Fair from 21-22 February at the Accra International Conference Centre. The two-day event, which has the backing of Ghana's energy ministry...
Nairobi News

80-MW power plant for Nairobi

Plans are in place to build an 80-MW electric power plant at a site along the Athi river about 25 km southeast of Nairobi. Behind the €80 million project is Gulf Power, a major Kenyan petrol s...
Maputo News

Mozambique authorises Shell’s bid for gas field

Mozambique's ministry of natural resources has given the green light to the bid by Royal Dutch Shell to buy out Cove Energy’s 8.5 per cent stake in a major gas field. In April, Shell Bidco, a...
Dar Es Salaam News

Power crisis in Tanzania

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) said that water levels are decreasing at the country's hydro power plants, leaving the country to face a 133MW power deficit in its national grid. The...
Maputo News

Mozambique to buy gas from South Africa’s Sasol

Mozambique is to buy six million gigajoules (GJ) of gas from South African petrochemicals group Sasol, according to the state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH). Until now most of the...
Nairobi News

Oil field discovered in Kenya

26 March. The Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has announced the discovery of an oil field in Turkana, a county in the northwestern area of the country. The oil was found at a depth of around 800 meters....
Lagos News

Lagos to generate gas from dumps

The Lagos state government is to begin the first phase of its Landfill Gas Recovery and Utilisation project in the coming months, as part of its plans to turn domestic waste into a steady electricity...
Lagos News

Increased piracy off Lagos

The waters off Lagos are witnessing an increase in piracy, according to the United Nations. The UN described the pirate attacks as becoming "more violent, sophisticated and systematic", with ships car...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam to supply affordable gas

The state-owned Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has launched a $2.8m project to supply residential houses and light industry in Dar es Salaam with affordable compressed natural gas (...
Maputo News

New gas pipeline for Maputo port

Construction of a two-km long gas pipeline to receive domestic gas from Maputo port is to be completed by April, according to Mozambican fuel importer Importadora Mo
Nairobi News

Power rationing in Nairobi

Increased demand for electricity coupled with the region's continuing drought has led to the introduction of power rationing in Kenya for the foreseeable future. The blackouts will occur at peak t...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania and Kenya to consider 500km gas pipeline

A proposal to construct a 500km natural gas pipeline from Tanzania to Kenya is to be discussed when energy ministers from the East Africa Community (EAC) convene in October. With a potential capac...
Accra News

Ghana Energy Summit in Accra

The Ghana Energy Summit 2011 takes place on 14-15 November in Accra, with many of the world's largest oil companies and suppliers in attendance. The event is expected to attract hundreds of intern...
Maputo News

Australian company to export coal from Mozambique in 2012

Australian company Riversdale Mining plans to begin extracting coking coal from its mines at Benga, in the northern Mozambican province of Tete, in November. However, due to ongoing work on the port t...
Dar Es Salaam News

US support for Tanzania's electrical power sector

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary state, has pledged support for Tanzania