Mercuria seeks deal on SNPC oil cargoes with Lucien Ebata's Orion
Congolese trading house Orion Oil is casting a wider net to find partners for the sale of the Congolese state oil.
Despite making strenuous efforts, Parnasse, the consulting company of former French IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, failed to win the consulting contract it was chasing in DRC. It was beaten to it by Baker McKenzie, where Strauss-Kahn's successor at the IMF, Christine Lagarde, used to work.
There is little chance Total will be tucking into projects of any significance in Congo-B or Gabon in the near future and its Angolan is continuing to fall, pushing the French major to be far more risk-taking in new territories.
Decisive for the economic future of the country, the negotiations with Washington may also provide the president with a platform for winning the next presidential election. Analysis.Pre-campaign - Denis Sassou Nguesso, who on 5 February celebrated the 40th anniversary of