First published in December 2007, the African Energy Atlas has become an indispensable resource for all energy industry professionals, policy makers and academics with an interest in the continent.
The 2016/2017 edition was published in August 2016.
Illustrating actual and planned projects across the upstream, downstream, and power sectors, the Atlas also features supporting analysis with sections on economic and financial trends.
In the power sector, all maps in the 2016/2017 edition have been updated with information from CbI's African Energy Database, which features details of over 3,500 existing and pipeline power generation plants throughout the continent.
New upstream coverage includes a third map of Egypt providing greater detail for Red Sea acreage, a second map for the Niger Delta and an additional Angola map, allowing additional detail of the Lower Congo Basin and Cabinda.
A typical power sector map shows the locations of actual and planned power generation facilities (indicated by type of plant) alongside existing and future transmission lines, including cross-border interconnectors.
A typical oil and gas map shows open and licensed acreage with block operators named and the location of oil and gas fields marked. Associated downstream infrastructure is included such as oil and gas pipelines, refineries, gas processing plants, tanker terminals and the location of planned LNG liquefaction and regasification terminals.
All maps are made using EPS graphics, which don't lose resolution as the file is enlarged.
The next edition of the African Energy Atlas will be published mid-2018.