With projects from Mauritania to Namibia, hydrogen goes boom across the continent

Issue 440 - 10 Jun 2021

This issue leads with an article regarding the hype around hydrogen which is getting ever louder as governments and developers put forward grandiose plans to manufacture green hydrogen – ‘the new oil and gas’ – across the continent. 

Other feature articles include a focus on Eni's gradual swallowing up of BP’s African assets, with potential deals in Algeria and Angola building on a close relationship forged also in Egypt, Libya and Mozambique – the article also concerns a revised map of Angola's hydrocarbons infrastructure. 

Power coverage leads with a look at the World Bank's plans   to expand Scaling Solar into new sectors and markets and also covers a feature on the expansion of mini-grids in DR Congo.

Upstream coverage includes a feature on how PetroNor E&P is building up its  portfolio in Central and Western Africa and an examination of the corporate battle over Lekoil, which has seen it  reduced to a penny share in London, but the potential of its OPL 310 asset – once held by Afren – makes it a significant indigenous player in the Nigerian oil sector.

Staying in Nigeria the issue examines Nigeria's security crises, with a map showing violent flash points and incidents across the country.

The African Energy view focuses on South Africa, where legal challenges mount up for Karpowership’s South Africa contract.

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