Tag: Africa

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OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION ACTIVITY PICKS UP 

What?   Investment activity in exploration and production is starting to pick up. Why?  Oil prices have increased by nearly 25 % compared to the same period last year thanks to OPEC production restrictions. What next?    The prospect of peak demand for oil and gas is likely to make investors more cautious. Oil and […]

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NEW BUSINESS MODEL NEEDED

NEW BUSINESS MODEL NEEDED

Nicholas Newman AFROIL Week 20 Page 5 2017 A round-up of themes raised at Flame Amsterdam, Europe’s premier gas and LNG conference concerning Africa’s gas prospects. The prevailing view was that changes in the very nature of demand for power would make established business models obsolete.  Widespread adoption of new […]

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The World Energy Outlook 2017

Nicholas Newman Flame Amsterdam Conference Blog May 2017 “The world is starting to see a slowdown in CO2 emissions” stated Tim Gould of the IEA. “ Part of it is due to governments introducing  energy reforms, and  in part because coal is no longer the lead growth fuel”. A common […]

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How Africa is solving its energy crisis?

How Africa is solving its energy crisis?

Nicholas Newman This list of links below is to articles I have written and published covering how investors, operators, policy makers and regulators have tackled the problem of delivering affordable and reliable energy projects in a profitable manner in Africa. Gas to Power Projects – Options for gas to power […]

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Energy Industry Predictions for 2015

Energy Industry Predictions for 2015

By Nicholas Newman Despite the prospects for some in the industry looking bleak, 2015 for consumers is likely to be a good year, which should aid Europe and North America in its recovery. Reductions in energy costs in 2015 are likely to encourage new investment and jobs in OECD countries, […]

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