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Local Content Rises to Top of Mozambique’s Developmental Agenda (By Charné Hundermark)

By prioritizing local content and capacity building, Mozambique seeks to transform foreign direct investment into long-term, sustainable socioeconomic growth

By Charné Hundermark Mozambique is experiencing an influx of investment across energy, agriculture, tourism, construction and mining sectors, positioning the country for transformative economic growth. The benefits of ongoing megaprojects, however, have the potential to extend beyond government revenues and critical infrastructure and to local capacity building and the assurance…

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Angola's 65 Years of Oil History has been Good for Angola Despite Some Challenges (By Andres Vega)

In addition to generating vast amounts of revenues, good paying jobs and improving key socioec-onomic indicators, oil and oil-sector reforms in Angola intended to make the sector globally com-petitive have also led to progressive and reform-driven growth in other sectors

By Andres Vega, International Associate at Centurion Law Group. Angolan lawmakers last week approved the revision of current legislation, allowing for oil and gas pre-exploration studies to be carried out in some areas previously designated as natural reserves. The government however stressed, that this law was by no means a…

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Angola’s ANPG moves to make 2020 bid round more transparent

The National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuels is granting access to available data packages for those interested in participating in the ongoing 2020 licensing round

Angola’s National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG) now allows those interested in partaking in the ongoing 2020 licensing round for oil blocks in the onshore Kwanza and Lower Congo Basins to consult the available data packages before purchasing them. The ANPG hopes this will increase transparency in the…

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Security and Community: Safeguarding Operations in Mozambique (By Charnè Hundermark)

Through the implementation of standardized security regulations and enhanced community empowerment, Mozambique’s LNG industry can ensure safe and sustainable operations

By Charnè Hundermark With substantial offshore gas discoveries equating to over 100 trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment aimed at driving Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) developments in-country. Despite major energy and infrastructure projects spurring job creation and a rise in local activity, the risk of…

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Senegalese President calls for National Oil and Gas Reform (By Nzube Nlebedim)

H.E. President Macky Sall is seeking to ensure a swifter progression of oil and gas projects in the country

By Nzube Nlebedim Senegalese President Macky Sall has called for a transformation of organization, management, execution and evaluation processes within the domestic oil and gas sector, as the country prepares to enter oil and gas operations from 2023. The President made his announcement during a virtual conference held with the…

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Driving Deal-Making in Mozambique Post-COVID-19 (By Grace Goodrich)

The country seeks to engage local service providers to supply goods and services to gas megaprojects to drive in-country value generation and retention

By Grace Goodrich Mozambique defied global investment flows by reporting a rise in deal activity in 2020. Now, the country seeks to engage local service providers to supply goods and services to gas megaprojects to drive in-country value generation and retention. While overall transactions dropped by eight percent in sub-Saharan…

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Africa Oil & Power (AOP) Welcomes New Program Director; Yolisa Nyoka Nominated for Women in Industry Award

Nyoka holds a dynamic background in executing high-profile, industry-specific conferences across power, energy, water, insurance, telecommunications and big data analytics

Yolisa Nyoka joins Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (www.AfricaOilandPower.com) – the continent’s leading energy investment platform – as its new Director of Programming, effective February 1; Nyoka was recently nominated for the 2021 African Women Industrialization Award, which recognizes women who have made substantial contributions to their respective field; AOP…

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Senegal: President Calls for Better Industry Communication, Local Content Amendment (By Nzube Nlebedim)

The President made this announcement in a meeting he chaired on 9 February 2021, in which talks were held to assess the state of oil and gas project execution in Senegal

By Nzube Nlebedim, Nigeria Field Editor H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal has directed (https://bit.ly/3tYWRUe) that information exchange in the oil and gas sector be improved, in order for all participants to be equally well informed. The President made this announcement in a meeting he chaired on 9 February 2021,…

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Clean Mining Gains Foothold in Mozambique (By Grace Goodrich)

The mining sector in Mozambique is in the midst of transformation, as it realigns with the clean energy transition by harnessing precious minerals required for the production of electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries

By Grace Goodrich In addition to sizable gas reserves found offshore, Mozambique is home to commercially significant deposits of coal, gold, graphite, ilmenite, iron ore, titanium, copper, tantalum and bauxite, to name a few. While COVID-19 may have disrupted mining operations in terms of site closures and reduced export earnings,…

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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich Biodiversity (By Verner Ayukegba)

Angola can balance environmental protections with ongoing hydrocarbon exploration, just as is foreseen by its constitution

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President at the African Energy Chamber Last month, reports that Angola was drafting legislation to permit oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area stretching across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia…