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South Africa Advances Gas-to-Power Agenda, As Eskom Prepares to Issue Gas-Supply Request for Proposals (RFP) (By Kelly-Ann Mealia)

State-owned utility Eskom has announced plans to issue a request for proposals for the supply of gas to its Ankerlig and Gourikwa open-cycle gas turbine power stations, as well as potentially repower some of its decommissioning power stations in Mpumalanga province using gas-to-power technology

By Kelly-Ann Mealia, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) As South Africa experienced Stage 4 load-shedding last week, state-owned utility Eskom announced plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the supply of gas to the Ankerlig and Gourikwa open-cycle gas turbine (OCGT) power stations in the…

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Angola Targets 60% Electrification by 2025 Driven by Renewables (By Verner Ayukegba)

Angola aims to increase energy generated from renewable sources and attract greater FDI from the EU and international financial institutions

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President of the African Energy Chamber The Angolan government has reiterated its commitment to expanding the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix, with targets set to increase the utilization of renewable energy sources to 70% by 2025. The country's energy mix is currently dominated by…

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Driving Sustainable Economic Growth in Guinea-Bissau (By Nicholas Nhede)

Energy developments are set to advance Guinea-Bissau’s economy in 2022 but policy reform measures and investment remain key to unlocking the country’s full growth potential

By Nicholas Nhede, Strategic Communications Officer at Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) Despite having vast energy resources, Guinea-Bissau has one of the least developed economies in the world. Due to the west African country’s slow progress regarding the exploitation of its energy resources, due to limited investments in infrastructure development…

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Solar Tyme seeks $1.75 Million in Funding for Solar Microgrid and Power Plant in Sierra Leone

The U.S. solar provider will install and operate the two projects on an Independent Power Producer and Build-Own-Operate basis

Solar Tyme USA, a Georgia-based solar installation and development company, has announced plans to raise new investments worth $1.75 million for the construction of a 200 KW solar microgrid power plant in Kumala and 50 KW solar system power plant in Liro, Sierra Leone. The two projects have been sanctioned…

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Congo’s Gas Master Plan Promises to Expand Export Opportunities and Domestic Development

The central African country is striving to monetize its resources through innovative solutions

In a bid to optimize the country’s gas potential and revitalize its hydrocarbons sector, the Congo has put together and launched, at the end of 2021, a plan to put its estimated 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves to good use. The new Gas Master Plan (GMP) is…

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The Golden Age of Gas in the MSGBC Basin

With the landmark GTA LNG and Sangomar oil field developments coming online in 2023, a panel discussion focused on regional collaboration and development within the MSGBC Basin and howe the impact of gas discoveries in the region have ushered a new golden age of gas

The second day of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition featured a panel discussion under the theme, ‘The Golden Age of Gas in the MSGBC Basin,’ with panelists focusing on topics such as gas-to-power planning; strategies for better regional collaboration on energy matters; the role of…

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MSGBC2021: Energy Poverty in Africa Must be Addressed Ahead of Climate Change Challenges

It's definitely a responsibility of the consumer to consume in a more sustainable manner

Speaking on the second day of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference & Exhibition, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea stressed the importance of addressing energy poverty in Africa. “Africa first needs to address energy poverty before we can talk about the…

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Sahara Group Urges More intra-African Collaboration at Libya Energy Summit

Sahara Group would work with the government and good people of Libya to enhance access to energy in order to accurately economic growth and development

Foremost African energy conglomerate, Sahara Group has reiterated the need for more intra-African collaboration to accelerate the continent's march towards access to sustainable energy solutions and ultimately, energy transition. Executive Director, Wale Ajibade who led Sahara Group's delegation to the Libya Energy and Economic Summit 2021 in Tripoli said collaboration…

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    • Left to right: H.E. Ali Al-Rida, Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Libya; Aref Boualwan, Chief Initiatives and Startup Officer, Consolidated Contractors Company; Ibraheim Mejerissi, Managing Director, Wazen Oil Services; Mohamed Mahjoub, GM of HR, Ministry of Oil and Gas; Adel Omrani, Services CEO for GE Gas Power MENA; Jamal Al-Lamoushi, Chairman, Privatization and Investment Board; and Rebecca Murray, Journalist, Al Jazeera
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Libya’s Energy Sector: A Catalyst for Job Creation and Capacity Building

Libya has the potential to redirect investment towards renewables, while facilitating a platform through which a new generation of locally trained workers may be better positioned to benefit from Libya’s energy industry

A panel featuring representatives from the National Oil Corporation of Libya and the Libyan Petroleum Institute, as well as representatives from Libyan petroleum operating and service companies, gathered in Tripoli during day two of the Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021 to discuss important issues facing Libya’s energy sector and…

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    • Laurent Vivier, Senior VP Middle East and North Africa, TotalEnergies; Simone Sciamanna, Libya General Manager, Repsol; Dag Sanner, President Libya, ConocoPhillips; Wanis Elruemi, Deputy GM, Eni; Haythem Rached, Co-founder, Cacti Energy Consulting; Roberto Bertocco, Chief Technical and Commerical Officer, Petrofac; Wale Ajibade, Executive Director, Sahara Group; and Paul McCafferty, Senior VP – Africa, Equinor
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Libya: The Re-Emergence of a Hydrocarbon Giant

During the Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021, a panel discussion on the state of Libya’s oil and gas industry provided critical insight for current and potential investors

The Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021 unites regional and international stakeholders in Tripoli for two days of networking and dialogue. Through a series of insightful panel discussions and presentations from industry professionals, the Summit aims to provide a consolidated understanding of the conditions for oil and gas investment and…