LPG, SOUNDING OUT MARKET
A Moroccan source has depicted Rubis' plan to build an imports terminal with a capacity of 40,000 tons per year [...]
A Moroccan source has depicted Rubis' plan to build an imports terminal with a capacity of 40,000 tons per year [...]
Companies slated for privatization in Congo are going to change their management before the sell-off, including Hydro Congo. The latter [...]
Another mandate for presidential-candidate Joaquim Chissano, whose re-election in the face of competition from rival runner Afonso Dhlakama seemed assured as the December 3-4 presidential election approached, will be sharply influenced by the equilibrium between his FRELIMO (governmental) party and [.
The Chad government signed a preliminary accord with Vivendi to take over management of the Societe Tchadienne d'Electricitre et d'Eau [...]
The Zimbabwe government and the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) have just submitted a draft of a new System Development [...]
With the pipeline project between Doba and Kribi coming up before the board in mid-October (AEM 258) the World Bank [...]
Following the IMF's lead, the World Bank will on September 13 present a third structural adjustment credit line for Zimbabwe [...]
An obstacle to the funding of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline in the form of a U.S. bill named "Demilitarization for Development [...]
Chad president Idriss Deby flew to Washington on May 24 to voice his concern over delays in the Doba-Kribi pipeline project to World Bank president James Wolfensohn. Cautious, Wolfenson met earlier in the morning with representatives from three environmental organizations, [.
Petroci-Gaz is planning to start marketing LPG for vehicles in [...]
Of the three regional gas or gas-electricity projects that could be completed by the end of the decade in sub-Saharan Africa the West African Gas Pipeline (WAPG) based on reserves in Nigeria, where 2 billion cu.
The World Bank affiliate International Development Association will shortly approve [...]
On October 26 the Societe Cherifienne des Petroles (SCP), Tissir-Primagaz, [...]
Ten companies will submit bids when an invitation to tender is issued next week for the privatization of the state-owned [...]
On Sept. 22 the Moroccan firm Somepi signed an agreement [...]
No fundamental problem appears to stand in the way of an agreement between Cameroon and the World Bank on the Chad-Kribi oil pipeline and the need to protect the environment and foster economic and social development, according to Patrice Mandengabassa, [.
The second phase of the Oso development project centered on the production of NGL has been commissioned. Output began at [...]
The financial package for the Songo Songo project will be put together completely at the end of 1998, AEM learned [...]
The privatization programme for Madagascar's public-sector enterprises has just been updated by the World Bank with a new timetable dated [...]
A "summit of the seven poorest countries" organized by the Greens on June 12 in the European Parliament's building in [...]
If Bill Richardson is mostly known for his peacemaking skills as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations – he exercised them with talent in Bosnia and in more controversial fashion in the Congo-Kinshasa imbroglio – his appointment on June 18 [.
Hydro Quebec has just confirmed in Dakar that it is in the running to become Senelec's strategic partner following the [...]
The Chad-Cameroon oi development and pipeline project that are awaiting the green light for IDA loans - the total was [...]
The consultant Price Waterhouse who prepared the privatization programme of Solima (petroleum products) according to a cession formula known as [...]
The World Bank mission which went to Antananarivo last month is insisting that the government must privatize the state-owned banks [...]
The Exxon group which operates in Chad's oil project and in the TOTCO and COTCO companies that will operate the [...]
On Madagascar, implementation of the economic reform programme passes by firm spoonfeeding at all stages of local institutions (presidency, prime minister's office, economic ministries, etc) by International Monetary Fund and World Bank representatives. Objective: to neutralize all political interference by [.
Work on the pipeline that is to link the Doba oil basin in southern Chad to the future terminal at [...]
Kenya plans to build a butane-propane terminal to increase storage [...]
Road repairs around Kinshasa and humanitarian missions were all that Laurent Kabila's government won from the "Friends of the Congo" conference organized under the auspices of the World Bank on Dec. 3-4 in Brussels. The "stabilization and recovery" plan prepared [.
Glencore, a large Swiss-based petroleum trader, recently approached a Paris bank to propose a financial package for Madagascar. The deal [...]
Chevron announced that a shipment of LPG left the Escravos [...]
The private Ivory Coast distribution company Petro-Ivoire now has Morocco's [...]
A project to build a terminal for LPG imports has moved ahead with an agreement signed by the Kenya Pipeline [...]
The French company Vitogaz is making its debut in the LPG sector in Morocco, more precisely in propane. Vitogaz's holding [...]
Output from small and medium-sized fields which was characterized by the production start-up 15 years ago on the 2/85 block [...]
Nigelec has been marked down for IMF-World Bank-type privatization along with the water company SNE and oil storage firm Sonidep. [...]
An Ethiopian company has kicked off a project to extract and process up to 65,000 tons of liquid petroleum products [...]
Production of liquefied petroleum gas from wet gas on the Equatorial Guinea field of Alba began on Jan. 24. Initial [...]
Ethiopia's energy and mines ministry signed two contracts for studies last month with BEICIP-Franlab, the consultancy and international engineering unit [...]
Forty four projects had been accepted by the end of 1996 or were at an advanced stage in the French Global Environment Fund's (FFEM) pipeline. The projects slated to receive grants from the Fund organized by the Caisse Francaise de [.
The liberalization of Tanzania's oil industry, which has long been [...]
Algeria is counting on earning between $13-16 billion annually from oil and gas exports over the next four years, basing the estimate on a price of over $18 per barrel. Sonatrach's forecast depends on world markets holding up strongly until [.
Ocelot Energy won two licences to be operated on a production sharing basis in Gabon following negotiations that were already [...]
A project to establish a free trade zone in Agulhas [...]
As Equatorial Guinea is a small country with rich oil prospects several big groups are scrambling to install the first [...]
During the meeting of the World Bank consultative group on Uganda, held in Paris on November 21 and 22, Uganda [...]
The government has completed the privatization of British Petroleum Zambia [...]
Nigeria has managed to fend off the threat of oil or other sanctions with for a selective release of jailed [...]
The International Development Association, an affiliate of the World Bank, has begun work on three projects for loans to Ethiopia, [...]
Operator Elf Congo started up production on Nkossa on June [...]
AEM understands that Ivory Coast's state-owned Petroci has signed an agreement with the Lebanese group Daher et Jaber for the [...]
A Portuguese bid to acquire all or part of the shares of the government and/or Lonrho in the Beira-Harare pipeline [...]
The World Bank has announced approval by the International Development Association (IDA) of a $23 million loan that had been [...]
The construction of an LPG terminal and a plant to [...]
The timetable will be honored, as with electricity-generation, but the privatization of Congo's downstream oil sector will leave a government [...]
The approaching World Bank consultative group on Mozambique has relaunched the debate on cleaning up Mozambique's state-owned companies. International fund donors are expected to use the Paris meeting (April 17 and 18) to jog the Maputo authorities over their failure [.
A meeting of the consultative group of donors for Kenya held in Paris under the auspices of the World Bank [...]
The Algerian government and Total announced on Jan. 28 that they had signed an agreement expected for some months on [...]
It took the November elections that legitimized Lamine Zeroual's presidency and prompted the leaders of FIS to take their distance [...]
Work is shortly to begin on the liquefaction plant that Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (NLNG) is to build at [...]
Work began in December to extend the Jumbo LPG plant at Arzew. The contract was awarded to the Japanese companies [...]
After four years of studies and negotiations, an agreement to proceed with the Songo Songo gas and electricity project was [...]
South Korea has just offered Ghana a $8 million loan [...]
The opening of Madagascar's electricity sector to "private capital" has been underscored in a so-called "outline document for economic policy" [...]
Is the government about to apply a brake on the consumption of liquified petroleum gas in Ghana? Tsatsu Tsikata, managing [...]
An agreement to build a regional gas pipeline tying Benin, Togo and Ghana into the fields in Nigeria's Escravos basin [...]
AEM understands that the World Bank is counting on Congo's privatization process being completed by next June at latest. The [...]
The Kenyan government and the Kenya Power & Lighting Corporation (KPLC) unveiled their energy projects, loan requirements and the reforms they've already undertaken during a conference with donors on Sept. 11-12 in Paris. But no fresh funds were offered and [.
Kwesi Botchwey may owe his downfall to a drillship. The dismissal of Botchwey, a top-rate finance minister who played a [...]
Marked on June 10 by the largest opposition demonstration seen in Antananarivo since last year, the campaign for the impeachment of the head of state Albert Zafy, which opposition MPs are now threatening to continue inside parliament, has rekindled the [.
With the government poised to privatize the country's two refineries at the end of this year, draft legislation putting an [...]
"There is a lack of openness in the oil sector" and a drop in receipts appears inevitable, confirmed a report entitled "Macro-Economic Survey of Cameroon after the Devaluation" commissioned by the French cooperation ministry. The report resulted from a mission [.
Mauritius' ministers of finance (Rama Sithanen) and energy (Swaley Kassenaly) are expected to be in Paris next week for a [...]
Pierre Demangel, who holds the Malagasy dossier at World Bank headquarters in Washington, apparently doesn't hold a grudge against prime minister Francisque Ravony although the latter was targetting Demangel - without naming him - when he commented on April 6 [.
Energy cooperation in the Mediterranean will figure high on the agenda at a conference in Barcelona on Nov. 12 between the foreign ministers of the 15 European Union countries and 13 nations on the southern and eastern rims of the [.
No sooner had a law been adopted to allow the government to sell its stake in Elf Congo than the [...]
A delegation from Madagascar's Office des Mines Nationales et des Industries Stratégiques (OMNIS) led by its general manager Max Desire [...]
Tanzania Oxygen Ltd. (TOL) has undertaken a three year investment [...]
The government last week took a major step towards privatization as championed by the IMF and World Bank when it [...]
Sonatrach produced 163.2 Mtoe in the form of oil, condensates and gas in 1994 and sold 100 Mtoe, with 63 [...]
Madagascar intends to open all of its sedimentary zones to oil and gas exploration this year with a revised legislative framework allowing for production sharing accords for the first time instead of the so-called "participation" agreements which prevailed under the [.
The Aboadse thermic power station will probably be the last built in Ghana by the Volta River Authority (VRA) without [...]
In announcing two weeks ago that Elf Congo was selling off a 4% interest in N'Kossa to Engen and a [...]
Long-running negotiations between the Chad oil consortium and Yaoundé over the trans-Cameroon pipeline that is required to carry Chad's oil [...]
The Tema refinery operated by the Tema Oil Refinery Corp (TOR) is poised to begin work later this month on [...]
Nigerian oil minister Don Etiebet signed an agreement in early January with his counterparts from Benin, Togo and Ghana to [...]
The European Investment Bank has confirmed its participation in bankrolling the rehabilitation of the pipeline linking the port and refinery [...]
Congo is preparing to privatize the Congolaise de Raffinage (CORAF) concern in the second quarter of 1995 as the World [...]
The newly-inaugurated terminal for receiving, storing and exporting LPG that [...]
The World Bank is calling for the energy sector in Eritrea to be gradually turned over to private hands in [...]
The domestic market for LPG has expanded rapidly in Mauritius [...]
The World Bank's delegate for Central Africa and the Indian Ocean, Eugene Scanteje, met in late November with prime minister [...]
Chad's major oil project has bounced back onto the agenda [...]