A region of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta suffers widespread ecological damage as spilled oil seeps into its drinking water, destroys plants and remains in the ground for decades at a time, said a United Nations report released today. More »
Chevron Corp., the world’s fourth- largest energy company, said its Nigerian Escravos gas-to-liquids plant is more than 70 percent complete and on course to start production in 2013. More »
This post was written by Keily Miller, Research Associate at the Baker Institute Energy Forum. As Algeria tenders its 150-MW solar plant this week, investors should ask themselves: with the Arab Spring making its way into an “Arab Summer,” is the winter of large-scale solar at hand? Over the last few years, North Africa has [...] More »
Peace in Nigeria’s main oil- producing area is threatened by the failure of companies to invest in improving residents’ living standards, a special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said. More »
Protesters have tampered with installations at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Kolo Creek logistics base.
Transocean spokesman Guy Cantwell said that the rig called Marianas began to take on water near Ghana today as it was preparing to move. The rig, currently under contract to Italian oil company Eni, was not drilling at the time.
Oil theft blammed for cuts in key oil supply pipelines in Nigerian delta region. More »
The emerging Ghanaian oil industry brought the nation’s vice president, John Dramani Mahama, to Houston this week for meetings with energy companies to encourage investment in the western African nation. More »
Under the partnership, Noble will explore for oil offshore Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, areas that have not previously been explored and that may hold large oil resources. More »
Shukri Ghanem said he left the regime two weeks ago and arrived in Rome this week. Up to now Libya has insisted that Ghanem was on a business trip. More »
The firm’s agreement to buy the offshore Ghanaian interests of EO Group will boost Tullow’s interest in West Africa’s biggest oil discovery in a decade. Tullow’s partners in Ghana are Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum and Ghana National Petroleum. More »
The former vice president opined to a Houston crowd about the Arab Spring, alternative energy, his ties to Halliburton and why secret gaffes on his first day as Secretary of Defense actually were to his benefit. More »