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Issue 409
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Zambia: Zesco, CEC plan new BSA

State power utility Zesco and Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) have agreed to come up with a new Bulk Supply Agreement (BSA) to replace the current 20-year power supply deal which expires next month, according to sources close to the negotiations.The BSA makes CEC the...

Zambia
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Tunisia’s Nawara gas starts up

The Nawara gas field in southern Tunisia started production on 5 February. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said it was the country’s largest project with an investment value of 3.5bn dinars ($1.2bn).He said the 2.7mcm/d scheme represented a 50% increase in national gas...

Tunisia
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Tanzania: Mnazi Bay gas production dips

Operator Maurel & Prom has said 2019 gas production from the Mnazi Bay field in southern Tanzania was 70.3mcf/d, down 15% from 2018. The decline in production was due to an early and heavy rainy season in eastern Africa in 2019, which led to much greater availability of...

Tanzania
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South Sudan: Round-the-clock power in Juba

Juba has enjoyed 24-hour electricity since late December following the start-up of a new 30MW power plant and grid infrastructure in November, the first time anywhere in South Sudan has had access to uninterrupted network power. Local developer Ezra Construction &...

South Sudan
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South Africa/Namibia: Impact raises $40m for wells

Impact Oil & Gas Limited has secured $40m via an open offer at 20p/share. The proceeds will be used to fund Impact’s share of costs for Total’s Venus-1 well offshore Namibia later in H1, and black economic empowerment company Arostyle Investments’ share of costs for the...

Namibia, South Africa
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South Africa: New captive power framework moves closer

A new framework to facilitate investment in captive generation on a much larger scale appears imminent after mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe told the Africa Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town on 3 February that the government was gazetting a revised...

South Africa
Issue 409
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Senegal: BP signs SPA to take Tortue Phase 1 gas

Kosmos Energy signed a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) on 11 February with BP Gas Marketing for the entire 2.45m t/yr of LNG to be produced from Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project. BP operates the project, which reached a final investment decision in...

Senegal
Issue 409
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Nigeria: USTDA grant for 1.35GW gas power plant

The US Trade and Development Agency on 10 February approved a $1.1m grant to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Gas and Power Investment Company to support development of a 1,350MW combined-cycle gas power plant in Abuja. The grant will fund technical, economic and...

Nigeria
Issue 409
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Nigerian electricity regulator acts to rein in distribution chaos

A tumultuous few months in Nigerian electricity distribution that included the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) threatening to withdraw the licences of eight of the country’s 11 distribution companies (discos) in October has forced progress on some of the...

Nigeria

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