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Where Did You Sell The Oil? — Lobbyists  Question Secrecy Around Kenya’s Oil Export

Where Did You Sell The Oil? — Lobbyists Question Secrecy Around Kenya’s Oil Export

Kenyan lobbyists have raised concerns over the secrecy surrounding Kenya’s oil exports, saying it does not augur well for transparency in the sector. President Uhuru Kenyatta recently announced that Kenya had joined the league of…

East Africa
Kenya To Clear Qatari Oil Firm’s ‘Interest’ In Lamu Basin

Kenya To Clear Qatari Oil Firm’s ‘Interest’ In Lamu Basin

Kenyan Petroleum Ministry says the East African country will clear a Qataris oil firm to acquire offshore blocks in the presumably oil-rich Lamu Basin. In July, state-owned Qatar Petroleum acquired stake in three offshore blocks…

East Africa
We Are Now An Oil Exporter — Kenyatta Says After First Oil Sale

We Are Now An Oil Exporter — Kenyatta Says After First Oil Sale

Kenya has joined the league of Africa oil exporters after its first consignment of 200,000 barrels fetched $12 million on Thursday afternoon. That means the sweet light crude sold at $60 per barrel, an uptick…

East Africa
South Sudan Oil Minister: We Want Money!

South Sudan Oil Minister: We Want Money!

South Sudan says it aims to attract international finance to help develop its oil and gas sector during the upcoming third oil and gas conference in Juba. Awow Daniel Chuang, minister of petroleum, said they…

East Africa
South Sudan To Auction New Oil Blocks, Invite Environmental Audit Bids In October

South Sudan To Auction New Oil Blocks, Invite Environmental Audit Bids In October

South Sudan will announce a new oil and gas licensing round and an environmental audit tender for the country’s producing oilfields in October. Petroleum Minister Awow Daniel Chuang is expected to make the grand announcement…

East Africa
Why Mistrust Could Rip Tanzania’s Natural Gas Dreams

Why Mistrust Could Rip Tanzania’s Natural Gas Dreams

BY IAN LEWIS Tanzania’s declaration of a timetable towards first production from offshore reserves in the Rovuma Basin underlines the government’s willingness to engage with international oil companies (IOCs). But getting the proposed LNG export…

East Africa
‘We Expect Oil Ships To Dock In August’ — Kenya Renovates Port For First Crude Oil Sale

‘We Expect Oil Ships To Dock In August’ — Kenya Renovates Port For First Crude Oil Sale

Officials at Kenya’s Mombasa port say renovations are underway at crude oil terminal in preparation for the exportation of the country’s first oil in the coming months. In a financial statement last month, Tullow Oil…

East Africa
South Sudan Clears Importation Of New Equipment For Mass Oil Production

South Sudan Clears Importation Of New Equipment For Mass Oil Production

Officials from South Sudan and Sudan say they have agreed to set up a joint coordination unit to accelerate the importation of new equipment much needed in the mass oil production campaign. South Sudan Petroleum…

East Africa
Shell Raises Hopes For Tanzania’s Natural Gas Project

Shell Raises Hopes For Tanzania’s Natural Gas Project

Shell has hailed Tanzania’s natural gas finds as best, with the lowest carbon intensity in its entire portfolio. “The natural gas resources discovered in Tanzania is a very high-quality resource that has the lowest carbon…

East Africa
Kenya: Host Community Disrupts Oil Trucking Over Jobs, Alleged Neglect

Kenya: Host Community Disrupts Oil Trucking Over Jobs, Alleged Neglect

Drivers from Kenya’s oil-rich Turkana region blocked a convoy of trucks ferrying crude oil to the port of Mombasa, demanding inclusion in the oil transportation. The men who bashed oil companies, government and other stakeholders…