Oil and gas

September 26, 2020


Sasol becomes signatory of Operation Clean Sweep

Sasol has become the first raw material supplier to the South African plastics industry to become a signatory of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) – an international stewardship programme designed to prevent resin pellet, flake, and powder loss and help keep this material out of the marine environment.

This is aligned to Sasol’s commitment to providing chemicals and energy in a responsible way and respecting the environment by continually"...

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September 24, 2020


Algeria explores purification of industrial wastewater with solar energy

Algeria’s state oil firm, the Sonatrach Group, has launched an experimental research project for the purification of industrial wastewater using solar energy. This project is being undertaken in coordination with the Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER), according to a group press release.

This new project aims to encourage research and development with the various national scientific and technical centers.


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September 16, 2020


Sonatrach CEO makes oil leak inspection visit to El Baaj in Algeria

The chairman and CEO of the Sonatrach group, Tawfik Hakkar, made a working and inspection visit to the region of El Baaj, in the commune of Oum Tiour in El Oued, according to press statement by the company. The visit was to monitor progress on the clean-up and repair operations following an oil leak,

During the visit, Hakkar insisted on the need to continue the work and do what is necessary to remedy the damage caused by the incident.


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September 9, 2020


Sonatrach’s budget cuts rule out sixty planned wells in Algeria

Algerian state hydrocarbon company Sonatrach is spending half of its originally planned budget for 2020.

Africa’s largest NOC was ordered to reduce its budget for 2020 from $14 Billion to $7 Billion(or from €12.4Billion to €6.2Billion).

The group, which contributes nearly 60% of the state budget and more than 95% of the country’s foreign exchange"...

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September 8, 2020


DPR Issues Directives to Deepen Domestic Gas Usage

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has issued directives to deepen the utilisation of domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) commonly known as cooking gas, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Autogas as alternative fuels for Nigerians.

The Director of DPR, Mr. Sarki Auwalu, stated this in his interaction with stakeholders in Lagos recently, saying that the directives were in furtherance of the federal government’s"...

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September 6, 2020


BUA Group, Axens partner for upcoming refinery and petrochemical plant in Nigeria

BUA Group, Africa’s Foods, Mining, & Infrastructure Conglomerates signed an agreement with Axens of France for the supply of process technologies for its upcoming 10million tonnes per annum mega refinery and petrochemicals facility to be sited in Akwa-ibom, Nigeria.

This multi-billion-dollar integrated 200,000 bpd refinery and petrochemical plant aims at producing"...

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September 3, 2020


Construction to begin at Gorou Banda Solar plant, Niger.

Two years after the inauguration of the Gorou Banda Solar plant in Niamey, Niger, construction has finally begun thanks to the Council of Ministers of Niger who adopted a bill that decares the clean energy project “public utility; a bill that allows the state of Niger to have the space necessary for the installation of the equipment of the photovoltaic plant, in accordance with the texts in force. The construction of the Gorou Banda Solar plant will be located on an 89.1-hectare site. These completed projects will,"...

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September 1, 2020


Mitsubishi Power Established With Renewed Commitment to Transforming Energy Systems Around the World

  • The rebrand signals the next stage in the company’s journey to grow as an energy solutions provider leading the decarbonization, digitization and delivery of reliable power globally.
  • As a major wholly owned subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, Mitsubishi Power will work even more closely with its sister companies to tap new verticals and build on investments in digital solutions, hydrogen, ammonia, battery energy storage systems and solar power.

Mitsubishi Power, a major"...

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August 29, 2020


KENYA: NWHSA issues new tender for Koru-Soin Multi-Purpose Dam

The National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (NWHSA) has just re-launched the tender for the construction of the Koru-Soin multi-purpose dam in Kisumu County in western Kenya. The local government had planned to start construction in September 2020.

The start of construction of the Koru-Soin Multipurpose Dam will not take place in September 2020 as expected by the Kisumu County Government. A new call for tenders for the construction of the"...

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August 26, 2020


Afton Chemical Announces Phase 3 Investment in the Singapore Chemical Additive Manufacturing Facility to Add GPA Blending Capabilities

Afton Chemical Corporation, a global leader in the lubricant and fuel additive market, has received approval from the Afton Chemical board to invest in Gasoline Performance Additives (GPA) blending capabilities at its Singapore Chemical Additive Manufacturing Facility.

The investment is part of Afton’s “Made In” strategy that focuses on globally lean supply chain solutions that enable quicker support and more effective supply to"...

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