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African Energy Economist: Subsidizing Nigerian inefficiency

Fuel subsidies in Nigeria remain a thorny issue. State support for gasoline and diesel prices, both directly at the pump and through subsidies for fuel imports, places a huge burden on the national finances. A government report calculated that $8 billion out of total federal state expenditure of $22 ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > AfricaDieselGasoline +2

Libya: an OPEC wildcard?

Libya has the potential to upset the OPEC apple cart, and early expressions of high levels of compliance with the cuts agreed by OPEC and associated non-OPEC producers should be taken with a pinch of salt. According to an interview with S&P Global Platts' Eklavya Gupte January 24, chairman of Li ...

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Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsOPECLibya

SDX Energy discusses Morocco Success Story

As part of the preparations of the 2nd Morocco Oil & Gas Summit , IN-VR had the pleasure to interview Paul Welch, CEO of SDX Energy, discuss about the country's potential, and find out more on the company and its current and future activities and priorities.   Read the interview below: ...

Lydia Sak


Posted 8 months agoOpinion > SDX Energymoroccosummit2019oilandgasopportunities

Southern and Eastern Africa Oil Rush/Part1

Not long ago thats four years ago in Changchun ,pop 3.2 million a quantitive meeting was hastily summoned with the top chinese oil companies . CDB China Development Bank ChinaOil China National United Oil Corporation CNODC China National Oil Development Corporation CNOOC China National O ...

Hilton Hannibal - Oil Political Diligence


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > China National Petroleum Corporation CNPCAddax PetroleumAfrica Energy +1

Full steam ahead for SOCAR Trading’s LNG-to-power strategy

The startup in January of LNG supplies to the small Mediterranean island state of Malta could be considered a mere drop in the ocean for the global LNG market. But for Azerbaijan's SOCAR Trading, it represented the beginning of a strategy that could see it partner with more energy-poor countries t ...

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Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsLNGSOCAR

Shift happens: The slow apocalypse coming for the shipping industry

Take a seat, Nostradamus: I've got some news. To quote the rock band REM, it's the end of the world as we know it. Like the recent gatherings preceding it, speaker after speaker at the Platts 5th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference in Athens last week discussed the ifs, whats and hows of th ...

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Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsShipping

The Bankability of LNG

Standard Bank's Paul Eardley-Taylor discusses landmark LNG financing deals in the first of a two-part series.  What do you see as the tredns in financing for Africa's oil and gas sector in 2018? Generically, it depends on what aspects of the sector you are in. In upstream, reserved-based len ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > Standard bankForal FLNGRovuma LNG +2

Funding Africa’s Oil and Gas Megaprojects

Financing is there for Africa's major projects — but it isn't always easy to find. Meet the financial institutions behind the next wave of megaprojects at AOP 2018. Africa is a home to giants — boasting some of the world's top oil and gas discoveries and a wealth of investment opportunities in p ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > AfreximbankStandard bankBambili Group +9

Relief in Vienna as Nigeria takes a step back from the brink

OPEC has agreed to extend cuts in oil production by nine months to March 2018, following their meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Exempting Nigeria from the cuts may have avoided political meltdown in West Africa. Nigeria and Libya were once against exempt from making any such cuts, as they recover fro ...

Bayo Okoya - Delta Analytics Lagos


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > OPECNigeriaoil price

The interconnector disconnect

Fieldfisher energy experts David Haverbeke , Lis Blunsdon and Yohanna Weber , discuss why more attention needs to be focused on critical power infrastructure. For merchant interconnectors, legal certainty and security of investment need to be satisfied before a private investor, or a consort ...

Lis Blunsdon


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > interconnectorsgasElectricity +5

Fracking: ‘Gang plank to climate chaos’ or ‘necessary part of decarbonisation’?

BY RUTH HAYHURST A supporter and opponent of onshore fracking went head to head at Westminster yesterday in a debate on shale gas. Professor Peter Strachan (pictured left), of Robert Gordon University, and Stephen Tindale, co-founder of Climate Answers, were giving evidence to the All Party Pa ...

Katie Woodward - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > FrackingDebatePeter Strachan +4

Encana cuts debt by largest amount for E&P TSX companies in past year

Debt reduction has been a hot topic in past year in Canada, as companies adapted to a lower-for-longer price environment. Out of 70 domestic and international producers listed on the TSX, Q3 2016 data available in CanOils reveals that Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) has cut debt by the largest monetary val ...

Mark Young


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Canadae&ponshore +2

Upstream M&A in Canada exceeds Cdn$1.5 billion in November 2016

The value of November's announced M&A deals in the Canadian E&P sector totalled just over Cdn$1.5 billion – a sum almost identical to the equivalent total recorded in October. The full CanOils review of November upstream deal activity can be downloaded here. This month, however, it was more than j ...

Mark Young


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > upstreamCanadamergers +7

Marcellus shale sees massive resurgence in M&A activity

There was nearly eight times more invested in asset and corporate acquisitions in the Marcellus shale in 2016 than 2015, according to new analysis in Evaluate Energy's global M&A review for 2016 . Marcellus assets changed hands for a total of US$7.25 billion in 2016 – a massive increase on US$920 ...

Mark Young


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > MarcellusShaleShale Gas +6

On the way up: The trends that will impact oil in 2019

The price of oil has been on a bullish trend since the start of the year. This is despite a steep decline at the end of last year because of a significant US shale industry output, which pushed down prices. The prices have recovered at the start of this year because the market has bet that supply w ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > OilVenezuelaChina +5
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