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West African Oil Slow to Sell
Thursday, April 15, 2021West Africa's oil exports due for loading next month have struggled to sell, due to weak demand from the region’s regular customers in Asia and Europe and tougher competition from rival suppliers.
Ghana Set for First SSA LNG to Power Project
Friday, January 08, 2021Ghana is set to open sub-Saharan Africa's first liquefied natural gas-to-power project as it moves to position itself as a hub for the cleaner and cheaper fuel in the region.
Worker Kidnapped from LNG Tanker
Monday, October 19, 2020Reporting indicates that the LNG tanker Methane Princess has been boarded while at anchor offshore Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Dryad Global has revealed.
Africa's Richest Man Bets on Oil Refinery
Friday, August 28, 2020On a peninsula east of Lagos, 30,000 workers are employed on a project that holds out the promise of transforming Nigeria's economic fortunes.
Niger Delta Project to Use Modular Design
Friday, July 17, 2020Here are some of the most viewed downstream-related articles from the past week on Rigzone.
FPSO Attack Bolsters Piracy Hotspot Reputation
Friday, July 10, 2020Take a look back at popular downstream-related articles on Rigzone from the past week.
Nigeria Bucks LNG Export Trend
Friday, July 03, 2020Nigeria plans to do the opposite of what LNG exporters from the U.S. to Australia are doing.
Offshore Ghana FPSO Charter Cancelled
Thursday, April 02, 2020The FPSO would have been deployed at the Pecan field in the DWT/CTP block.
NLNG Expansion Project Gets Green Light
Friday, December 27, 2019Eni and its partners in Nigeria LNG have taken the final investment decision for the expansion project of the LNG plant.
Oil Tanker Attacked in West Africa
Monday, December 16, 2019An oil tanker was attacked on Sunday in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea and most of its crew were kidnapped.
NNPC Will Partner with Aramco to Revamp Refineries
Thursday, October 31, 2019Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said NNPC and Saudi Aramco will collaborate in revamping refineries in Africa's top crude producer and other energy investments.
Africa's Biggest Oil Producer Aims to Stop Imported Fuel Reliance
Monday, October 21, 2019Over the past 12 years, Nigeria tried and failed four times to crank up its aging and unprofitable crude-processing plants. Now the state-run energy company is giving it another shot.
Nigeria Pipeline Fire Kills 2 After Vandalism
Friday, July 05, 2019Two people died after a gasoline pipeline owned by Nigeria's state oil company exploded in an area of Lagos.
BP West Africa Contracts Go to McDermott and BHGE
Monday, March 11, 2019The contracts cover SURF and SPS equipment.
Nigeria's $15B Oil Refinery Is on Track
Monday, January 21, 2019Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote said he's on schedule to finish by next year his $15 billion oil refinery.
Armed Pirates Attack LNG Tanker Off Nigeria's Coast
Tuesday, November 13, 2018Armed pirates chased and shot at a liquefied-natural gas tanker off Nigeria's coast.
Nigeria Oil Minister Says Oil Refinery Revival Pushed Back
Wednesday, November 07, 2018The revival of Nigeria's state-owned refineries will happen a year later than expected after financing talks dragged on, according to the nation's oil minister.
Oil Traders Said to Mull Nigerian Proposal to Prolong Fuels Swap
Thursday, October 18, 2018At least five oil consortiums said they were considering a proposal from the state-run Nigeria National Petroleum Corp. to prolong a crude-for-fuels swap program.
Nigerian Senate to Probe $3.5 Billion Spent by State Oil Firm
Tuesday, October 16, 2018Lawmakers in Nigeria will investigate $3.5 billion allegedly spent by the state oil firm on gasoline subsidies and expressed concern that the sum was not included in the national budget.
Oil Pipeline Fire in Nigeria Kills 60
Monday, October 15, 2018A Nigerian oil pipeline fire last week has claimed dozens of lives, according to news reports.
China Boosts West African Oil Imports to Offset Trade War Impact
Tuesday, October 02, 2018China is set to boost its crude imports from West Africa to the highest in at least seven years this month.
Mini-Refineries Race Billionaire to Fix Nigerian Fuel Crisis
Tuesday, October 02, 2018In the race to solve a fuel-import crisis in Nigeria, Africa's richest person faces competition from a swarm of tiny challengers.
Nigeria Presidency Candidate Says Would Privatize Oil Industry
Monday, October 01, 2018Nigerian presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar says he will privatize the oil industry of Africa's biggest crude producer if he becomes its next leader.
BP Oil-Buying Spree Jolts Sleepy West African Crude Market
Friday, September 14, 2018Two of the world's biggest oil companies are stepping up buying and selling of West African crude at the same time.
Ghana Resurrects LNG Import Terminal With Chinese Deals
Tuesday, September 11, 2018Ghana has chosen two Chinese companies to build the infrastructure it needs to import liquefied natural gas.
Nigerian Gas Tanker Explosion Kills At Least 35
Monday, September 10, 2018At least 35 people were killed and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa.
Golar Eyes More Africa FLNG Projects After Hilli Success
Thursday, August 23, 2018Golar hopes its pioneering FLNG project in Cameroon will lead to further schemes in West Africa.
Africa's Richest Man Arranges $4.5B Of Financing For Oil Refinery
Tuesday, July 24, 2018Africa's richest man has arranged more than $4.5B in debt financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project.
Saipem-led JV Wins Contract for LNG Project in Nigeria
Friday, July 13, 2018Nigeria LNG is a venture including Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and oil majors Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Eni.
A $15 Billion Oil Bet Is Tough Challenge for Richest African
Friday, July 13, 2018If Aliko Dangote pulls it off, the project could transform Nigeria's economy.
Dangote Readies $10 Billion Nigerian Oil Refinery for 2020
Friday, July 06, 2018Despite being Africa's biggest crude producer and an OPEC member, Nigeria ships in almost all its gasoline and diesel from abroad.
Nigerian Oil Tanker Fire Kills Nine In Commercial Capital Lagos
Thursday, June 28, 2018An oil tanker truck caught fire in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, killing nine people and burning out 53 other vehicles, an emergency agency official says.
Ghana to Buy Contracts to Protect It From High Oil Prices
Monday, June 11, 2018Ghana will buy contracts to protect it from higher oil-product prices in the third quarter.
Africa Oil Giant Needs $12B to Avoid Missing LNG Boat
Thursday, June 07, 2018On a tropical island just off the coast of Nigeria, hundreds of engineers work around the clock to produce LNG at a plant the size of Lower Manhattan.
Equatorial Guinea LNG Project Stumbles As Schlumberger Quits
Thursday, May 31, 2018Schlumberger has decided to withdraw due to problems with the project's financing, Ophir says.
World's Second Floating LNG Project Starts Production In Cameroon
Monday, March 12, 2018Norwegian shipping firm Golar LNG says liquefied natural gas production has started at its floating LNG production platform in Cameroon.
Nigeria's Senate Launches Brass LNG Corruption Investigation
Wednesday, January 24, 2018Nigeria will hold an investigation into alleged corruption involving the state oil firm's long-awaited Brass LNG project.
Nigerian State Oil Firm's Board To Decide On Refinery Investors This Month
Tuesday, January 23, 2018NNPC's board will decide on the investors for its three major refineries this month.
Nigeria State Oil Firm Says Gas Pipeline Explosion Has Not Affected Supply
Friday, January 12, 2018Nigeria's state oil firm says the supply of gas had not been affected by an explosion the previous day on a major pipeline.
Angola LNG Production Setback Prompts Tender Cancellation
Monday, January 08, 2018A production issue affecting the Chevron-led Angola LNG export facility has prompted the cancellation of a tender.
Nigeria Restores Supply Of Gas On Pipeline Affected By Fire-State Oil Firm
Monday, January 08, 2018Nigeria has fully restored the supply of gas on a pipeline affected by a fire last week.
Nigerian Power Grid Shut Down By Gas Pipeline Fire
Wednesday, January 03, 2018Nigeria's electricity grid has been shut down by a fire on a gas pipeline.
Nigeria's Rush For Petrol Could Save Europe's Sagging Margins
Monday, December 18, 2017Nigeria's rush to keep its citizens supplied with fuel is expected to boost purchases of European gasoline in December.
New Africa Gas Comes at Right Time for Europe in Supply Woes
Friday, December 15, 2017The extra output couldn't come at a better time for Cameroon.
Refining Capacity Growth In Nigeria Will 'Substantially' Erode Exports
Wednesday, December 13, 2017Nigeria's projected growth in refining capacity over the early 2020s will 'substantially' erode the country's crude oil exports due to a 'weak' new project pipeline.
Nigeria's 650,000 Bpd Dangote Refinery Seen Onstream By End 2019
Tuesday, October 24, 2017A refinery being built in Nigeria is due to come onstream by the end of 2019.
Ghana Fuel Site Blast Kills at Least 7, Injures Dozens
Monday, October 09, 2017The site includes an LPG storage depot and two service stations run by state-owned GOIL and oil major Total.
Glencore Strikes Multi-Year Purchase Deal With Angola LNG
Wednesday, September 20, 2017Glencore is to buy LNG supplies from Angola LNG over a multi-year period.
Russia's Gazprom Signs LNG Supply Deal With Ghana
Monday, September 18, 2017Gazprom has signed a 12-year deal to supply Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) with liquefied natural gas.
Sulphurous Fuels Flow To West Africa As States Defer Tougher Rules
Wednesday, September 13, 2017Nigeria and several other West African states are not expected to implement rules banning imports of sulphur-heavy fuels until Dec. 1.