South Sudan launches First-Ever Oil and Gas Licensing Round

Hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) and attended by industry executives and international stakeholders, the event signifies an historic moment in the country’s budding oil and gas sector South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) officially launched the country’s first-ever oil and gas licensing round in Juba on Wednesday; Hosted by the MoP and attended by industry executives and international stakeholders, the event signifies an historic moment in the country’s budding oil and gas sector; The launch precedes the country’s highly […]

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Africa Can, and Should, Decide How to Harness Its Natural Resources especially with Gas

Africans have every right to decide how and when to use their natural resources without interference from the rest of the world, no matter how well-intentioned By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Pressure is building to phase out petroleum production in Africa to fight climate change. But harnessed strategically, Africa’s oil and gas industry can power a better future for Africa. Are calls to “keep it in the ground” really in Africa’s best interests? Do a Google […]

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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich Biodiversity

by Verner Ayukegba Angola can balance environmental protections with ongoing hydrocarbon exploration, just as is foreseen by its constitution Last month, reports that Angola was drafting legislation to permit oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area stretching across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe led to protests by environmentalist groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, likely weary of test drilling that had begun days […]

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