Axxela’s new gas plant to expand Nigeria’s gas infrastructure following bond success


Axxela Limited, a leading African gas and power company owned by Helios Investment Partners and Sojitz of Japan, has announced a Final Investment Decision to develop a 50 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) gas processing plant in Delta State, as it pushes towards sustainable energy solutions in Nigeria. This decision is bolstered by […]

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Nigeria: Transoceanic Gas & Power lines up consortium for new offshore gas hub


Transoceanic Gas & Power has announced the start of pre-FEED work for a new 3 million tons per annum (mtpa) floating LNG (FLNG) project offshore Nigeria, in cooperation with Wison New Energies and NMDPRA. The company seeks to develop an offshore gas hub around OPL 289, an offshore license located next to the Pennington terminal. […]

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The ongoing construction of the Train-7 project being undertaken by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas(NLNG) at Finma, Bonny Island currently engages 8,300 Nigerians of diverse skill sets.

Nigeria LNG Train 7 hits 52% but concerns remain over future feedstock


The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train-7 project has reached 52% completion, as Africa’s leading oil producer pushes to boost its gas sector and increase its revenue from gas exports. The multi-billion dollar NLNG Train-7 project is an expansion under construction at the 22.5 mtpa NLNG Terminal in Bonny Island, Rivers State. The project aims to […]

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Greenville's Liquefied Compressed Natural Gas (L-CNG) station in Kaduna state, northwestern Nigeria.

Greenville launches historic L-CNG station in Nigeria


Greenville LNG, a company producing liquefied and compressed natural gas for the Nigerian market, has officially inaugurated the first-ever Liquefied Compressed Natural Gas (L-CNG) station in the country today amidst efforts to boost domestic use of gas as a cleaner and cheaper fuel in Africa’s most populous country. Launched in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the outlet […]

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Golar LNG in discussion for four floating LNG projects in Nigeria


This article first appeared on the Hawilti+ terminal on 12 August 2023. Golar LNG has signed a Heads of Terms with Nigeria’s state-owned NNPC Ltd in August 2023 and is currently discussing and developing four floating LNG and gas projects in the country, the company said. It targets to use its 2.4 mtpa Hilli FLNG […]

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Saipem’s Scarabeo 5 drilling rig to be converted into new floating unit for Congo LNG


This article first appeared on the Hawilti+ terminal on 10 August 2023. Saipem has been awarded a contract by Eni Congo to convert its Scarabeo 5 semisubmersible drilling unit into a separation and boosting plant. The converted rig will serve a floating production unit (FPU) for Congo LNG, Eni’s LNG export project currently under-development offshore […]

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Government of Tanzania completes negotiations with Equinor and Shell on Tanzania LNG


The Government of Tanzania has completed negotiations with Shell and Equinor, Minister of Energy January Makamba said yesterday. The completion of the negotiations enables the writing and signing of key contracts towards the $30bn Tanzania LNG project, including the Host Government Agreement (HGA). The project is expected to monetise 16 Tcf of gas discovered by […]

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Eni Congo selects Expro for onshore LNG pre-treatment facility


Expro has announced this week the signing of a 10-year Production Solutions contract with Eni Congo for an 80 MMscf/d LNG pre-treatment facility in Congo-Brazzaville. Under the agreement, Expro will design, construct, operate and maintain a fast-track the facility as part of Eni Congo’s Marine XII gas development plans that include the deployment of two […]

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Wison starts construction of new FLNG project for Eni in Congo


Wison Offshore & Marine held yesterday its 1st Cutting Ceremony for a new floating LNG unit it is constructing for Eni in the Republic of Congo. The ceremony took place at the Nantong yard, where Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. will be constructing the 2.4 mtpa unit. The project is expected to be commissioned […]

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Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG project has delivered its first cargo


Eni has announced the departure of the first LNG cargo from its Coral Sul floating LNG facility offshore Mozambique on November 13th. The Italian major is operator of the project with partners ExxonMobil, CNPC, Galp Energia, KOGAS, and national oil company ENH. The project has come on stream in line with its initial budget and […]

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Bridport Energy makes new Board appointments ahead of inaugural LNG cargo in Nigeria


Nigerian LNG distribution company Bridport Energy has made new appointments to its Board of Directors, the company has said today. Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa and Mr. Auwalu A. Ilu, two experienced energy executives, have joined the company as Non-Executive Directors effective 1st October 2022. Both directors are well-known within the Nigerian oil & gas sector, where […]

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“We are still in operations!”, says Nigeria LNG


Nigeria LNG, Africa’s biggest LNG exporter, has clarified that its terminal on Bonny Island in the Niger Delta is still operating despite a force majeure issued by the company earlier this week. “The company’s plant is in operation though at limited capacity due to reduced gas supply from some of its upstream suppliers,” Nigeria LNG […]

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Africa’s biggest LNG exporter declares Force Majeure


A series of force majeure events have been declared by oil & gas operators in the Niger Delta, leading Nigeria LNG to declare its own force majeure on product supplies from the Bonny Island LNG terminal, the company has said today. Nigeria LNG is owned by NNPC (49%), Shell Gas B.V. (25.6%), Total Gaz Electricite […]

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Mauritania: FID expected in 2025 on bp’s new BirAllah gas hub


bp and Kosmos Energy have signed a new Exploration & Production Sharing Contract over the BirAllah gas discovery offshore Mauritania on October 11th. A new agreement was required after the exploration period over Block C8 expired last June. The BirAllah gas field was discovered 60km north of the Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim (GTA) gas field that straddles […]

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Increasing LNG availability in Nigeria will support new sustainable development models for Nigerian industries


by Ken Etete, Group CEO, Century Group. Nigeria is one of the world’s biggest LNG exporters. Since the first train at Nigeria LNG was commissioned in 1999, the country has built a massive LNG export complex with a capacity of 22.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Last year, it held a 6% market share of […]

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Afreximbank steps up support to first Africa-owned FLNG project


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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