Category: Africa

Apache stays strong in Egypt

Despite political turmoil that has rocked Egypt for most of this decade — the 2011 revolution that overthrew longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak and last year’s ouster of elected President Mohammed Morsi — Apache executives remain enthusiastic about their prospects there and say the political situation hasn’t affected production.  More »

Nigerian fishermen reject Shell’s $50 million

Shell already accepts responsibility for paying compensation and cleaning up spills caused by its own failures.  More »

‘Big Men’ follows West Africa’s conflict over oil riches (video)

“Big Men”, now playing at Sundance Cinema in downtown Houston, follows the conflict between militants, government and business for the riches that flow from West Africa’s oil wealth.  More »

UN: Oil search in Northern Somalia risks stoking tension

Two semi-autonomous areas of northern Somalia have largely avoided the violence that’s plagued the rest of the country for decades. Now oil exploration may change that, according to the United Nations.  More »

Exxon LNG project in talks with Asia customers on spot sales

Exxon Mobil Corp., operator of a $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, is talking to customers in Asia about selling cargoes on the spot market.  More »

East Africa has gas, but how to monetize it is another question

Despite the enthusiasm surrounding natural gas discoveries off the coasts of Mozambique and Tanzania, more work must be done to figure out how, exactly, they’ll be monetized, an IHS consultant said Thursday.  More »

Who’s at OTC? Jonathan Okanlawon of Nigeria

FuelFix is covering all aspects of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference — including you! Follow our “Who’s at OTC?” features for profiles of the attendees at this year’s event.  More »

Africa’s biggest investor touts new energy plan, including shale

The Public Investment Corp. plans to lead investment in energy projects in Africa by buying into South African shale gas projects and helping to fund what could be the world’s biggest power generation complex in Democratic Republic of Congo.  More »

Family says BP lied about man’s cause of death in terrorist attack

The family of a Houston man killed in a terror attack on a BP plant in Algeria early last year claims the oil company lied about how the man died and that its Internet access policy contributed to his death.  More »

Drillers and doctors join forces to find oil and save babies

Chevron and other oil companies develop social responsibility plans as a way to integrate into countries where they work. But critics say the approach skirts deeper problems in developing nations.  More »

US Navy seizes tanker, foiling Libya rebel attempt to sell oil

The U.S. Navy thwarted the first attempt by rebels seeking self-rule in eastern Libya to export crude oil from a port they control.  More »

Company plans $2B Ethiopian power project on imploded volcano

Reykjavik Geothermal, the Icelandic power-plant builder, plans to begin drilling in Ethiopia by July as part of a $2 billion project to develop the renewable energy source, Chief Operating Officer Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson said.  More »
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