Tag: Nigeria

Africa, Afroil, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Oil

BP in Africa

Nicholas Newman AFROIL October 2017 To meet increasing global demand for cleaner energy from industry and the power sector, BP is shifting its product portfolio towards gas. By 2025 the company expects 60 percent of its production to be gas compared with 50 percent today.  75 percent of BP’s planned start-ups […]

Africa, African Review, Energy Policy, Nuclear, South Africa, Technology

Reviving interest in small reactors

Nicholas Newman African Review March 2016 One suggestion, being keenly promoted by reactor manufacturers, desperate for new markets is nuclear power, including small to  medium sized reactors (SMR) also known as small modular reactors. SMRs range in generating capacity from under 300 MW (about the total generating capacity of Namibia) […]

Africa, Technology, Trains, Transport

Nigerian Railway Report completed for African Review

Nicholas Newman Just completed a new Nigerian Railways report  for African Review. This report examines the state of progress being made in Nigeria’s ambitious plans to rehabilitate and expand its rail network. This looks at: the policies and regulators the players investors and financial issues the barriers to investment suppliers […]

Africa, Gas, Oil

How is the American Shale Revolution affecting Africa?

  Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa April 2015 The boom in America’s shale oil and gas production has caused a serious loss of dollar earnings for those African energy-exporting states which produce high-quality crude, similar in character to that now coming from the new shale oil fields of North Dakota, […]

Africa, Exploration and Production, Industry Reports, Oil, Oil Review Africa

Exploration and Production

Scandinavian oil and gas exploration and production companies expanding in Africa Scandinavian oil and gas exploration and production companies as well as oil field service companies (OFS), faced with declining North Sea oil and gas production, have turned not only towards Africa’s traditional north and west   oil and gas  region […]