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Five more memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed in Rabat on 5 December, bringing more partners into the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project.

Gambia | Ghana | Sierra Leone | Nigeria | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Morocco
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Norway’s PetroNor E&P has said it will continue with a petroleum, exploration, development and production licence agreement (Pepla) for the A4 licence area in Gambia.

Gambia
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National power utilities from Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Senegal have expressed interest in buying electricity from a planned 150MW solar park in Gambia, using the West Africa Power Pool (Wapp). The project is one of nine solar park projects envisaged in an Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) power masterplan.

Gambia | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Senegal
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Construction of the Basse and Farafenni Basse and Farafenni solar photovoltaic projects is expected to start in Q1 2023, once power purchase agreements are finalised later this year with the parastatal National Water and Electric Company.

Gambia
Issue 462 - 10 June 2022

FAR may spin off Gambia interests

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Australian independent FAR may spin off its Gambia assets into a standalone entity, if it fails to find a buyer for the acreage. In a recent statement, FAR acknowledged its investments in Gambia had thus far failed to find potentially commercial quantities of hydrocarbons.

Gambia
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Gambia has extended the bid submission deadline for exploration block A1, formerly held by BP, by a further three months.

Gambia
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Turkey’s Karpowership has extended a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state National Water and Electricity Company (Nawec) for its 30MW Göktay Bey powership.

Gambia
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The Jabang substation is expected to be completed later this year, to improve electricity supply in the Greater Banjul area.

Gambia
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Australian independent FAR said it had identified further exploration opportunities in offshore blocks A2 and A5 and had high-graded three of the four mapped prospects for potential drilling.

Gambia
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Australian independent FAR has plugged and abandoned the Bambo-1 offshore exploration well after no movable oil was found. The decision represents a setback for FAR and joint venture partner Malaysia’s Petronas in an area adjacent to FAR’s Senegal blocks in the Sangomar field.

Gambia
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West and central Africa-focused independent PetroNor E&P’s chief executive Knut Søvold remains under investigation by the Norwegian economic crime agency, Økokrim, after being detained in a pre-Christmas swoop related to an ongoing case concerning corruption in African projects.

Gambia | Nigeria | Guinea-Bissau | Congo Brazzaville | Senegal
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Gambia is to launch a mini-licensing round for Block A1 on 8 November, less than three months after BP’s exit from the licence in early August. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said it was working with legal, technical and financial advisors to design the licensing round’s commercial and fiscal framework, “taking into account the current market environment”.

Gambia
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The remaining contracts for the 20MWp Jambur solar PV project are “expected to be signed in the last quarter of this year, after which design and construction will begin”, National Water and Electricity Company (Nawec) senior power engineer Ebrima A Bah told African Energy.

Gambia
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National Water and Electricity Company (Nawec) has secured funding to electrify over 685 communities between 2021 and 2023, managing director Nani Juwara said, discussing revisions to the energy sector strategic roadmap 2021-30.

Gambia
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BP plc has backed up its claim of wanting to become the world’s first oil major to leave hydrocarbons in the ground, by paying the Banjul government to avoid drilling an exploration well in an offshore block.

Gambia