Tag Oil

Tanzania, Uganda sign Tanga oil pipeline agreement

Tanzania and Uganda have signed an agreement that paves the way for studies to explore the possibility of building a pipeline to the Tanzanian port of Tanga.

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Nigeria flirts with the nuclear age, dancing to a Russian beat

Construction on two new nuclear plants in Nigeria edges closer. Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear energy corporation, has selected two sites for the plants which should start producing energy from 2024. Nigeria, like South Africa, clearly needs the extra power, but the same questions plague both countries: is nuclear really the best way to go? And is Rosatom the best company to make it happen? By Simon Allsion.

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The oil giants are coming to Tanzania

International oil giants are bearing down on East Africa. Off the coast of Tanzania, the discovery of 46.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves has put the country on the world energy map. The number is expected to rise to 200 trillion cubic feet in the next two years, and eventually transform Tanzania into a middle-income country.

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Crisis of Poverty and Inequality in Oil rich Nigeria

With a production capacity of over 3 million barrels of crude oil per day Nigeria is Africa’s top crude oil producer and the continent’s largest economy.

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Demilitarizing epidemic diseases in Africa

President Obama has responded to the Ebola crisis in Africa by sending 3,000 military personnel to the affected region. The real beneficiary of this militarised messianism is, in fact, the military-industrial complex back in the US.

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The risk for oil and gas in East Africa

East Africa is predicted to emerge as the world’s new exciting gas exporting region over the next decade.Yet retrogressive and uninformed legislative changes, refusal to honour agreements and adopting erroneous policies could make capital-intensive oil and gas related projects economically unviable for the region.

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