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Oil and gas investment landscape in Nigeria

08/02/2019

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and one of the most popular sub-Saharan states to have received foreign investment from European, US and Chinese investors over recent years. It is one of the world’s larger oil producing countries, with daily production of nearly two million barrels, more than twice that of the UK. It has been a member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since 1971.

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Abubakar to divest Nigeria’s ‘mafia’ oil firm if he wins

16/01/2019

Nigeria’s main opposition presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said he’ll sell the state oil company, which he called a “mafia organization,” and attract private investors to drive economic growth and create jobs if he wins office next month.

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Trio of explorers aim to hit East Africa gas jackpot again

29/11/2018

A trio of oil executives who hit the jackpot with a gas find off Mozambique have long believed they can repeat that success not far from their original discovery. Now financial backing from seasoned Africa explorer Tullow Oil Plc has given them the firepower to take another shot.

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Powerful Potential: Growth Opportunities in Africa’s gas Sector

24/10/2018

The regions of North and West Africa offer two contrasting stories with regard to energy access and natural resources. The vast majority of North African nations benefit from strong energy infrastructures, with virtually 100% of populations having reliable access to electricity. Meanwhile, West Africa presents a different picture: many nations—including Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Sierra Leone— currently provide reliable electricity to only 50% or less of their population.

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Powerful Potential: Growth Opportunities in Africa’s gas Sector

23/10/2018

The regions of North and West Africa offer two contrasting stories with regard to energy access and natural resources. The vast majority of North African nations benefit from strong energy infrastructures, with virtually 100% of populations having reliable access to electricity. Meanwhile, West Africa presents a different picture: many nations—including Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Sierra Leone— currently provide reliable electricity to only 50% or less of their population.

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Libya oil boss sees output jump as BP, Eni may restart soon

22/10/2018

BP Plc and Eni SpA could re-start work on a project in Libya in the first quarter, setting the stage for the OPEC member to boost production by “hundreds of thousands of barrels” a day, the head of the country’s state oil company said.

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Three reasons BP is focusing on Africa

26/09/2018

Oil major BP pinpointed its reasoning behind its African investments. Speaking in New York as part of an event highlighting opportunities in Africa, Bernard Looney reinforced the firm’s commitment to the continent.

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