South Africa remains committed to shale gas exploration, despite this week’s court order revoking fracking regulations, and considers to appeal the ruling, the country’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday.
Spanish conglomerate ACCIONA has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants it will build in Egypt, in partnership with a renewable energy platform of Saudi Arabia’s Swicorp – ENARA.
UK-based, North Africa-focused oil and gas company SDX Energy announced last week an oil discovery in the West Gharib concession, located in the Eastern Desert, onshore Egypt, Kallanish Energy finds.
Algeria is seeking foreign investment into its oil and gas sector and has announced plans to amend its energy law, but it said Thursday there will be no changes regarding local participation on foreign partnerships.
Libya’s largest oilfield, Sharara, was shut down late on Sunday by so-called militia group Brigade 30, from Ubari town, following claimed governmental failure to meet their “simple and repeated demands,” Kallanish Energy understands.
Egypt’s super-giant natural gas field, Zohr, will deliver 500 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) by the end of this year, helping the country to speed its plans to become self-sufficient, according to Prime Minister Sherif Ismail.
Egypt’s oil minister Tarek El Molla announced on Tuesday three new agreements for exploration of oil and gas in 16 new fields in the Western Desert with Shell and U.S.-based Apex International Energy, Kallanish Energy learns.