Monday, October 2


  • Taifa Gas broke ground at the Dondo Kundu Special Economic Zone next to the Port of Mombasa last Friday
  • The firm supplies LPG for domestic, commercial and industrial use and has been feeding the Kenyan market by road.
  • The company has been given 30 acres in Dongo Kundu to set up a 30,000 metric tonnes gas handling facility.

The entry of Taifa Gas into Kenya is expected to shake up the cooking gas retail market in East Africa’s economic power house, which has witnessed rising prices in recent years.

Taifa Gas broke ground at the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone next to the Port of Mombasa last Friday, at an event presided over by Kenya’s President William Ruto.

The company is investing about USD130 million (Ksh16.4 billion) in a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) import, storage and distribution plant, at the 3,000-acre Special Economic Zone. Taifa has been supplying LPG for …

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President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania at World Economic Forum
  • Tanzania President Samia Suluhu has urged the world to look to Africa for energy amid the climate, energy and geopolitical crises that have been raging for some years now.
  • Speaking during the 53rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting as a session on  “Repowering the World” Suluhu said Africa has everything when it comes to energy. 
  • Africa needs a lot of energy as many Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies are being applied there and a lot of related manufacturing is carried out there.

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu has urged the world to look to Africa for energy amid the climate, energy and geopolitical crises that have been raging for some years now. 

Speaking during the 53rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting as a session on  “Repowering the World” Suluhu said Africa has everything when it comes to energy. 

“It is time the world looked to Africa for energy. We have everything when

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project (EACOP) is a crucial East African project.

What is good for the goose must also be good for the gander. However, the EU commission has commissioned the Baltic pipe project, somewhat similar to the EACOP. The Baltic Pipe project was inaugurated on September 27, 2022, at an opening ceremony in Goleniów, Poland.…

An oil refinery. The Ukraine/Russia crisis gives African energy producers such as Nigeria, Angola, Libya, and Algeria a chance to plug the supply gap.

There are still questions about Africa’s ability to serve as a viable interim option for natural gas while Europe confronts Russia’s military offensive. According to experts, a historical lack of investment in gas infrastructure has harmed Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy business compared to Northern Africa.

For example, Algeria’s Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline connects Algeria – Africa’s largest natural gas exporter – to Spain and Portugal via Morocco, and Algeria’s Medgaz pipeline connects Algeria directly to Spain. However, a decline in gas output caused the decline due to a breakdown in relations with Morocco; Algeria declared last October that it would immediately begin delivering gas straight to Spain.

It is critical to remember that [North] Africa already had a developed gas export market with Europe [pre-Ukrainian crisis]. The projected expansion of the Medgaz pipeline capacity [in Algeria] is to boost shipments to Europe.…

Guinea-Bissau President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló (L) with his Senegal counterpart, Macky Sall. They negotiated an oil deal which Guinea Bissau’s parliament has nullified.

The report revealed that President Sissoco Embaló had single-handedly negotiated and signed the agreement in October 2020, which stated an uneven share of any future revenues from oil and gas exploration in the sea area located between the two countries.
Guinea Bissau’s prime minister, Nuno Nabiam, as well as the country’s parliament, did not have any hint about the deal. The O Democrata report must have triggered the government as it released the details of the agreement on December 14th.
Armando Lona, Editor of O Democrata, said that the agreement provided for the share of future oil and gas revenues between the countries, but the ratio was unfavorable to Guinea Bissau. Lona declared the agreement illegal, saying that the President had bypassed the public on an issue of national significance…
  • More than $73 million USD was diverted since 2018
  • Illicit diversion of State resources has severely undermined the economic rights of citizens
  • Oil industry is also dominated by unaccountable oil consortia

Leaders of South Sudan are diverting staggering amounts of money and other wealth from the country’s public coffers and resources, undermining human rights and endangering security.

This is according to the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan which has found in its latest Conference Room more than $73 million USD was diverted since 2018, including transactions worth almost $39 million USD in a period of less than two months.

The Commission noted that this figure is only a fraction of the overall amount looted.

For instance, President Salva Kiir himself admitted as far back as 2012 that South Sudan’s ruling elites had diverted more than $4 billion USD.

The report also found that illicit diversion of State resources …


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an increase of 80.12% in trading surplus in a month. This increase was recorded between the month of December 2020 and November 2020 which stood at 63,532,499.89 USD and 35,272,487.54 USD surplus respectively.

According to the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr. Kennie Obateru this increase was captured in the month of December 2020 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report [MFOR]

The trading surplus figure is usually derived after deducting the expenditure profile from the revenue in the period under review. It is also known as the trading deficit.

The report also shows an increment of the operating revenue of the NNPC Group in December 2020 by 33.44% or 359,816.14USD as compared to November 2020 to stand at 1,435,718,936.08USD

Similarly, expenditure for the month increased by 27.54% or 296,283,642.51USD to stand at …

Mozambique Gas & Power 2021 Conference & Exhibition

The first-ever Mozambique Gas & Power 2021 Conference & Exhibition targets foreign direct investment inflows into the country’s bankable gas and power projects.   

Mozambique’s gas boom began almost 10 years ago, with one of the largest natural gas discoveries in the past decade that unlocked 85 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in the northeast part of the country. With subsequent offshore discoveries potentially reaching 180 Tcf, Mozambique has lit up as an investment hotspot on the continent. Moreover, projected gas revenues for the government – valued at $95 billion over 25 years – offer the ability to cultivate long-term economic diversification, job creation, skills development and industrial growth. As the global energy community eagerly awaits first production from the deep-water Rovuma Basin in 2022, the country is set to welcome local and international investors to take part in a prosperous future ahead.

Under the administration of H.E. President Filipe Nyusi, Mozambique …

gas flaring in AFrica

Gas flaring challenge,

In the sub-Saharan region, approximately 75% of the population lives without access to reliable or stable energy. And yet, Africa flares around 40 billion cubic meters of gas(gas flaring), annually, of which 35 billion cubic meters are flared in sub-Saharan Africa. These statistics provided by ResearchGate highlight how much gas is being wasted and the importance of investing in solutions that minimise this in favor of changing the African power conversation.

Flaring does more than waste, it impacts citizens’ health. The ResearchGate analysis, for example, found that Nigeria flared 23 billion cubic metres annually, alone. And research by the Climate & Clean Air Coalition found that in Nigeria, some people had not seen the night sky for years. Around two million people along the Niger Delta living within kilometres of a gas flare that fights with the sun for dominance of the sky and they suffer