South Africa’s nuclear energy plan at a crossroads

(OXFORD BUSINESS GROUP) President Jacob Zuma has announced a shake-up of the South African energy sector after signalling the government will push ahead with both nuclear energy generation and shale gas exploration. [Read more…]

Tough fiscal terms seen as major threat to IOCs’ exploration activities

(BUSINESS DAY) Tough government fiscal terms have been identified as the major challenge facing oil exploration by international oil companies (IOCs). This is against the background of the downturn in exploration activity in the oil and gas industry, especially in the deepwater, coupled with decreasing resource size and uncertain gas terms, according to industry operators. [Read more…]

Indonesia plans to build new 300,000bpd refinery

(ENERGY BUSINESS REVIEW) Indonesia is planning to build a new state-owned refinery to reduce its dependence on imported fuels. [Read more…]

Future Challenges for Electricity Security – see the presentations from IEA conference

International Energy Agency

Electricity Security Action Plan Workshop:  “Future Challenges for Electricity Security [Read more…]

Tanzania outlines new oil and gas production terms

(REUTERS) * Tanzania outlines payments on signing licenses
* Terms also include new royalty structure [Read more…]

Key World Energy Statistics 2013 – IEA Report

(INTERNAIONAL ENERGY AGENCY) Free, handy reference tool – the most downloaded IEA publication – offers snapshots of how energy is produced, transformed and consumed [Read more…]

Panasonic to release solar LED lantern for people living in areas without electricity

(PHYS.ORG) Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will start selling a solar LED lantern that doubles as a charger for people living in areas without electricity. [Read more…]

Lots of interesting graphs mid-term oil market until 2018

(International Energy Agency) Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2013 [Read more…]

New Biogas System Benefits Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania

(ALL AFRICA) An affordable, easy-to-use system that converts livestock waste into energy (biogas) has helped Tanzanian smallholder farmers spend less on fuel and yield better crops. [Read more…]

Rise of the East African Frontier: The New Golden Age of Oil and Gas for Africa

(OIL COUNCIL) East Africa’s unparalleled exploration success has elevated the region to one of the world’s largest resource giants. [Read more…]