Afreximbank steps up support to first Africa-owned FLNG project


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Last week in Cairo, the Afreximbank signed a Heads of Terms to support the establishment by UTM Offshore of the first Africa-owned floating LNG unit in Nigeria. Both companies had already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the end of last year. UTM Offshore has been working for a couple of years on deploying […]

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Tanzania LNG: HGA expected in December 2022, FID in 2025


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Over the weekend, the Government of Tanzania signed a Framework Agreement with Equinor and Shell to support negotiations on the Tanzania Gas and LNG Project (TGP). The agreement marks another step towards the signing of the Host Government Agreement (HGA) expected before the end of 2022. Both international oil companies resumed negotiations mega-gas project in […]

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The US is contemplating increasing debt provided to South Africa’s leading gas, LNG, and helium project


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The United States’ International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is evaluating an increase of its loan to Renergen’s Virginia Gas Project in South Africa by up to $500m. The development finance institution (DFI), previously known as Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), had already provided $40m in debt to finance Phase 1 of the project. Its growing […]

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AG&P delivers world’s first modular FSRU in Senegal


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GAS Entec, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International (AG&P) has completed the conversion of a 125,000 m3 LNG carrier for KARMOL, the joint-venture of Turkey’s Karpowership and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines. The converted 84 MMscf/d modular floating storage and regasification unit (M-FSRU) is a first in the world and will be delivering […]

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Eni selects New Fortress Energy’s Fast LNG liquefaction technology for Congo FLNG


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New Fortress Energy has executed a a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Eni Congo for the deployment of its Fast LNG liquefaction technology off the coast of the Republic of the Congo for a period of 20 years. Under the agreement, NFE will deploy its innovative “Fast LNG” facility to produce up to 1.4 million […]

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NFE Signs MoU With Mauritania for Fast LNG and Gas-to-Power Project


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Earlier this week, New Fortress Energy executed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for the development of the offshore Banda gas reserves into a new energy hub. The project could be commissioned as early as 2024 and would entail the production of natural gas, power, liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

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UTM Offshore signs $2bn MoU with Afreximbank for Nigeria’s first FLNG project


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Nigerian marine and services group UTM Offshore and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to raise $2 billion for the development of Nigeria’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. The MoU was signed yesterday in Abuja by Julius Rone, Group Managing Director/CEO of UTM Offshore and Dr. Benedict […]

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South Africa has received its first ever LNG shipment


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South African LNG distributor DNG Energy has announced the arrival of South Africa’s first ever consignment of liquefied natural gas on Tuesday this week. The shipment arrived from Rotterdam and is a first for South Africa who has until now imported gas by pipeline from Mozambique. DNG Energy expects to commission a floating storage unit […]

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Coral-Sul FLNG ready to sail away to Mozambique’s Rovuma basin


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Earlier today, Eni held the naming and sail away ceremony of the Coral-Sul floating LNG (FLNG) vessel in South Korea. The event took place at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, in the presence of H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, and H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of […]

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South Africa issues Request for Information on new Coega LNG import hub


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South Africa’s state-owned Central Energy Fund (CEF) has issued a request for information (Rfi) for the development of an independently managed midstream LNG hub in Coega, within South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. The project is developed under a joint-development agreement (JDA) signed between three South African state-owned entities: the CEF, Transnet SOC and the Coega […]

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Renergen’s shares take off after 600% increase in reserves at South Africa’s Virginia Gas Project


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Renergen’s shares have been up +43.14% on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and +31.27% on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) since Friday. The most significant jump happened today with an increase of almost +30% on the ASX and +15% on the JSE after the company reported a 600% increase in its 1P helium reserves in […]

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Gabon exposes clear vision on what to do with its natural gas


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Gabon is thought to hold anywhere between 3 to 5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas, although the country remains a small gas producer. To date, most of its gas has remained on the ground or flared – with only small quantities monetised domestically for power generation in Libreville and Port Gentil. But as Gabon […]

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Negotiations on $30 bn Tanzania LNG project to start on November 8


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Tanzanian Energy Minister January Makamba has declared that negotiations would officially start on November 8 to get the Tanzania LNG project off the ground. This notably follows a meeting today in Dar es Salaam with Paul McCafferty, Equinor’s Vice President Exploration & Production International – Africa. On October 4th, Tanzanian President Samia Suhulu Hassan and […]

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In South Africa, Renergen to become pillar of new global helium spot market


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On Monday, natural gas and helium producer Renergen announced the completion of a helium forward sale agreement for 100,000 units over a period of 19 years. Each unit represents a thousand standard cubic feet (mcf) of helium at 99.999% purity and in liquid form and weights 4.7kg (37.5 litres when in liquid form). The units […]

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Saipem selects Fugro’s InclinoCam® vision technology for GTA FLNG project offshore Senegal and Mauritania


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Fugro has been awarded a monitoring contract by Saipem that will see it deploying its InclinoCam® vision technology for the Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim gas project offshore Senegal and Mauritania. The project involves the development of 15 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas discovered on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania via a 2.45 million tonnes […]

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TotalEnergies officially delays opening of Mozambique LNG to 2026


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TotalEnergies has delayed the commissioning and first gas at its $20bn Mozambique LNG project from 2024 to 2026 following the declaration of Force Majeure earlier this year. The 12.88 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) onshore terminal reached FID in 2019 and was under-construction when the Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado in the north of Mozambique […]

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FLNG Hilli Episeyo to increase utilisation by 200,000 tons in 2022


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Partners on the 2.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) Hilli Episeyo floating LNG export terminal offshore Cameroon have agreed to expand capacity utilization by 200,000 tonnes in 2022 and possibly by another 400,000 tonnes from 2023. The project involves national oil company SNH, independent upstream operator Perenco and global LNG infrastructure operator Golar LNG. The […]

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