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Sub-Saharan Africa’s oil production goals could be harmed by lack of investment and new projects. www.theexchange.africa

Senegal’s oil and gas discoveries account for only 0.07 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively, of world reserves.

But Senegal’s Petroleum and Energies Minister Sophie Gladima said, “they are important enough to radically change the economy and industrial fabric of our country and thereby its future prospects.”

“Just exploiting our hydrocarbons will enable us to accelerate public access to electricity and, above all, to lower the cost of production and encourage industrialisation.”

She further underlined the legal framework needed to bring thousands of Senegalese jobs into the sector and the setting up of the National Institute of Oil and Gas to turn out a highly qualified workforce.

Funny enough, Namibia, also admitted as a member, is not yet producing any oil. Namibia recently announced that it would consider joining the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries if the oil fields are found to be large enough for commercial development.…

The ministry argued that the oil pipeline project is being implemented strictly on international safety, environmental and social aspects, including the Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA).

The EACOP project has managed to amass at least US$20 billion, benefiting the two neighbouring nations immensely. That’s why Tanzania is stern on highlighting key issues regarding human rights and environmental risks.

“A dedicated HRIA was undertaken as part of the project implementation process. The HRIA assessed and put in place measures for addressing the potential adverse of the project on the human rights enjoyment,” the statement pointed out.

According to the EU Parliament statement, at least 100,000 people have been forced to move out of their homes to leave the path for the pipeline.…

  • Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania are building their oil and gas economies at a very fast pace
  • Algeria is Africa’s leading natural gas producer, with almost 2.4 trillion cubic meters of proven reserves
  • Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, and Africa accounted for approximately eight per cent of the global oil output in 2020

When it comes to oil and gas in Africa, there is plenty of potential to produce enough energy on the continent.

Africa accounted for approximately eight per cent of the global oil output in 2020. Similarly, at least 330 million metric tonnes of oil will be produced in Africa in 2020 (Statista). Global oil and gas players such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Equinor, and BP are pushing the continent forward.

The energy sector in East Africa is rapidly expanding its commercial potential thanks to Tanzania. The EACOP pipeline, upstream offshore gas projects, LNG project discussions, and various renewable …

  • The EACOP is one of the biggest oil project in Uganda
  • The total investment has reached $10 billion
  • Uganda will pay Tanzania $ 12.20 per barrel transported through the pipe

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline project has again reached another height as the two partnering nations, Tanzania and Uganda, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in defence and security for the ambitious and controversial EACOP project.

The signing was penned on Friday last week at the climax of a three-day Inter-governmental Security Committee Meeting held in Kampala, Uganda.

The MoU was signed on behalf of the two nations by Uganda’s Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja and his Tanzanian counterpart, Minister of Defence and National Service Dr Stergomena Tax.

According to the Ugandan minister, the MoU was an important matter to be concluded, as highlighted by the two partner nations, President Samia Suluhu Hassan

TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne said that the memorandum of understanding will see the French firm produce Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and also deploy large-scale renewable energy technologies to identify areas of commercial investment.

Uganda’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa said in a speech ahead of the signing that the agreement would put the country on the path to first oil in 2025. She added that EACOP would create approximately 160,000 jobs during the project’s development.

The agreement dictates TotalEnergies will develop solar, wind, geothermal, and other renewable technology power projects in Uganda to add a combined installed electricity output capacity of 1 Gigawatt by 2030 to the current 1.2-Gigawatt production.…