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The African Regional Capacity Building Network for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment [...]
The African Regional Capacity Building Network for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment [...]
The Irish company Aminex, which last year bought the exploration [...]
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 [...]
BP Amoco is to take advantage of a slot with [...]
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 [...]
In late October Shell's board gave a go-ahead to the EA project that will involve a first venture in "alternative" [...]
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 [...]
Earlier this month Elf confirmed its sixth discovery on block [...]
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 [...]
A full week after Total Fina, which exists as such only since April 16, launched a 43 billion Euro takeover bid for Elf there is no solid indication of when Elf's board will meet to approve the "major project" that [.
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, [.
BP Amoco has cancelled a three-year plus options drilling contract with R&B Falcon for the drillship Peregrine VII on the [...]
Three of the biggest Algerian projects could well be brought under the same roof this year through a merger between BP-Amoco and Arco. News of the possible merger, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 29, came just [.
R&B Falcon has been awarded a three-year contract by Texaco [...]
Luanda has just confirmed the already-known share-out of operating roles following the first phase of bidding for blocks 31 to [...]
Elf Petroleum has made an appearently substantial discovery in Nigeria's deep offshore. The French group remained silent about results of [...]
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.
Africa certainly hasn't been a decisive factor in the flurry of mega-mergers in the oil industry which are being spurred instead by the need to cut costs in the face of plunging oil prices – in real terms these are [.
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 [...]
Within a week of one other Chevron and Exxon each announced new discoveries on blocks 14 and 15 where they [...]
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, [.
On Sept. 3 Elf announced its fourth discovery on block 17 in the deep Angolan offshore, Lirio. It follows Girassol [...]
The second phase of the Oso development project centered on the production of NGL has been commissioned. Output began at [...]
Although Petrofina intends to remain active in the upstream in [...]
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 [...]
Sonangol and Exxon have confirmed a discovery recorded by Esso Exploration Angola on block 15 in the deep Angolan offshore. [...]
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 [...]
An agreement between the Mozambique government and British Petroleum that dated from September, 1996 was finalized in Maputo on Feb. [...]
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 [.
With an eye to developing its interests in Angola, British [...]
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 [...]
Sasol is considering a new extension to the Natref refinery and a decision will be made by the year's end. [...]
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 [...]
A conference on the theme of "North African gas and the implications for the European gas market" will be staged [...]
The French company Vitogaz is making its debut in the LPG sector in Morocco, more precisely in propane. Vitogaz's holding [...]
Has Chevron discovered the second "elephant" field in Angola's offshore? It has certainly been hoping so since its first test [...]
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. [...]
In the latest of its surveys on the oil industry in West Africa that covers seven countries -- from Cameroon [...]
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 [...]
The Mediterranean Energy Observatory now counts 24 member companies following [...]
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 [...]
A few days ago Elf Exploration Angola began drilling the Girasol 1 appraisal well on Block 17 on the most [...]
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, [...]
Prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan indicated that A.P. Moeller, the [...]
Petro Canada announced that it had put the Tamadanet oil field which it discovered in 1994 in the Ghadames basin [...]
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 [...]
Up until now Elf barely admitted its interest in returning one day to Algeria, saying in substance that "We're looking [...]
The Algerian government and Total announced on Jan. 28 that they had signed an agreement expected for some months on [...]
BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd has appointed a company man and for the first time a Black South African as [...]
Although price controls on oil products were lifted in Kenya in late October, 1994 the move continues to stir strong [...]
British Petroleum has picked a black South African, Fred Phaswana, [...]
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 [...]