Cameroon has renegotiated its refinery debt with trader Vitol, bringing it into line with an agreement reached last year with domestic banks.
Zambia is in talks with Saudi Arabia to secure fuel supplies, while also seeking support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
A Nigerian law enforcement agency has launched an investigation into its own officers following reports that they were extorting independent fuel suppliers.
The major Dangote Refinery project, near Lagos, will come on stream “latest by the middle of next year”, Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) head Mele Kyari has said.
Two Chinese companies have signed a framework agreement to build a modular refinery in Equatorial Guinea.
Sasol Ltd., South Africa’s largest fuel producer, declared force majeure on the supply of petroleum products due to delays in deliveries of crude to the Natref refinery it owns with TotalEnergies, leaving just a fraction of the country’s fuel-production capacity still operational.
Angola has inaugurated a new unit at the Luanda refinery, with Zambian officials expressing their interest in securing fuel supplies from their neighbour.
Nigeria has long had issues with safety, not least in keeping workers safe from militants. The government has shown little sign of tackling the problem among legal operations, let alone the safety challenges of widespread illicit bunkering and refining.
South Africa’s government is facing increased opposition on the topic of fuel prices, driven by global demand but also by Eskom’s increased needs.
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) is working on a plan to connect Ogoniland to the Nigerian power grid, in an extension of its original focus on remediating polluted lands.
National Oil Corp. (NOC) has declared force majeure at Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, joining the Brega and Zueitina terminals.
Ghana’s government is taking steps to tackle the fuel crisis, but protests are on the rise at the high price of living.
A Nigerian driver drove a flaming tanker out of a Delta State community on June 11, winning plaudits for his heroism.
Egyptian companies have struck deals to carry out work in Equatorial Guinea, according to recent high-level talks.
Sonatrach has signed a contract for China National Technical Import & Export Corp. (CNTIC) and Sinopec Luoyang Engineering (LPEC) to build a methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) facility at Arzew.
A Nigerian NGO has filed a lawsuit against Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari over a string of alleged failures at the country’s four refineries.
VFuels is making progress with its Cabinda refinery work at facilities in Houston, with equipment passing its factory acceptance testing (FAT).
Floods in KwaZulu-Natal have disrupted some of Sasol’s chemical exports, the company has said, while reaffirming its hedging plans.
A Nigerian socialite has apologised for handing out petrol as a souvenir at a recent event in Lagos.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) has run short of oil production, local reports have said, reducing its ability to meet domestic fuel needs.
Glencore has reported strong earnings for 2021, although in terms of energy it was largely driven by coal, rather than oil.
Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla has struck deals with Apache and Yemen, while backing plans for an Egyptian company to pursue petrochemical works in Nigeria.
BP and Shell are putting refinery operations at their Sapref plant on pause by the end of March, while considering a sale.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) has named and shamed importers for bringing in sub-standard fuel products.
Nigeria is benefiting from higher oil prices, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said, but its deficit will widen this year.