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For practical reasons, European gas buyers need to find a way to make up for the supplies missing from Russia. And for both policy and practical reasons, Brussels wants to deny Moscow the opportunity to continue using gas supplies as a blunt instrument with which to threaten Europe in the future.

The change isn’t going to be immediate. Reducing Russia’s profile in the EU’s energy mix will take time. But the process of supply reduction is underway, and it has already opened up new opportunities for African gas producers to acquire market share in Europe. I expect those opportunities to last beyond the near term as the EU attempts to establish a new combination of gas suppliers to replace Russia over the next few years. 

I also hope Africa’s emerging gas producers take advantage of new LNG technologies, such as the modular Fast LNG solutions offered by New Fortress Energy…

  • The western countries have halted overseas fossil fuel financing, a decision that has raised the alarm among Africa’s largest exporters of hydrocarbons
  • A BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2021 reveals that oil and gas produced about 48 per cent of Africa’s total electric power generation in 2020
  • At the COP26 climate summit held in Glasgow, the United Kingdom, in November, several countries agreed to stop the direct public financing for overseas fossil fuel development and extraction by the end of this year

The western countries have halted overseas fossil fuel financing, a decision that has raised the alarm among Africa’s largest exporters of hydrocarbons, who sees the creation of an African Energy Bank as a way out to fund fossil fuels in Africa.

To prevent catastrophic climate change, environmental and financial organisations and governments across Europe and America have insisted that developing nations in Africa must immediately transition from …

Africa trade and investment cooperation,

To drive Africa’s development, available workforce, access to markets and transport, investment and business climate, energy and technological infrastructure have been cited as key factors set to boost the continent.

Africa trade and investment cooperation,

This statement was said by Günter Nooke, the Africa Envoy to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the “Investment and Trade for Africa’s Economic Development” public webinar co-hosted by the Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF), Africa Oil & Power and the African Energy Chamber.

The German-African cooperation-focused webinar aims to show opportunities for sustainable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) between Germany and Africa.

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It is the second instalment of the German-African cooperation-focused webinar series which are under the theme of investment and trade for African economic development.

The panel comprised of NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, and Rene Awambeng, …

Oil prices have plummeted heralding a tough time ahead- at least in the foreseeable near future- for oil exporters in Africa.

The chaos started when Saudi Arabia and Russia disagreed over production cuts leading to the oil price war which has led to the huge oil price drops the last of which were witnessed the 1991 Gulf War.

This tiff came after Russia refused to cut production as requested by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) due to the reduced oil demand occasioned by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. With Saudi Arabia retaliating, the world is now experiencing the biggest drop in oil prices to around $30 per barrel.

Africa’s most affected sectors, hope for survival

While this is happening miles away from Africa, oil exporters on the continent have not been spared. Nigeria and Angola are particularly affected with their economies registering the negative effects of the slump …