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  • Trinidad And Tobago Doubles Down On Gas Production

    Published 25 May 2019 | viewed 6,195 times

    On April 19 the World Bank revised its forecast from earlier in the month, which had predicted that T&T would slip into a recession. In…

  • The Driving Force Behind Nigeria’s Energy Renaissance

    Published 18 May 2019 | viewed 12,093 times

    With an abundant supply of natural resources, Nigeria’s oil and gas sector plays a key role in global energy. Its oil deposits have been a…

  • Oman’s Newest Approach To Boost Oil Production

    Published 13 May 2019 | viewed 7,909 times

    Oman has made some major moves to diversify its energy mix, as indicated by the commissioning of new renewable energy (RE) projects. The sultanate has…

  • The Saudi Plan To Boost Spare Oil Production Capacity

    Published 07 May 2019 | viewed 9,345 times

    Even as Saudi Arabia’s oil production reached record levels, with total output hitting 11.1m barrels per day (bpd) in November 2018, the country is boosting…

  • Tunisia Looks To Boost Renewable Sector

    Published 30 March 2019 | viewed 7,134 times

    Slim Feriani, the minister of industry and small and medium-sized enterprises, announced in mid-January that the country was seeking to attract $2bn in foreign investment…

  • Mexico Scrambles To Save Its Sinking Oil Company

    Published 25 March 2019 | viewed 11,378 times

    On February 15 President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced the launch of Pemex’s Strengthening Programme, a six-year plan designed to improve the company’s financial…

  • Rising Energy Demand Could Be A Boon For The Philippines

    Published 20 February 2019 | viewed 5,653 times

    In January Energy World Corporation (EWC) announced it had been given final approval by the Department of Energy (DoE) under their new regulations to build…

  • Falling Oil Prices Threaten Saudi Economic Growth

    Published 22 December 2018 | viewed 20,120 times

    In October the IMF revised its forecast for Saudi economic growth in 2018 and 2019, predicting GDP would increase by 2.2 percent and 2.4 percent,…

  • Ghana’s Energy Industry Becomes A Boon For The Economy

    Published 17 December 2018 | viewed 6,263 times

    On October 15 President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the opening of the country’s first open and competitive round of bidding for energy exploration licences, with three…

  • Qatar Looks To Revitalize Trade Amid Embargo

    Published 29 November 2018 | viewed 10,561 times

    On November 7 Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, announced that Doha was looking…

  • Wind, Solar Could Help Oman Meet Energy Goals

    Published 25 November 2018 | viewed 9,164 times

    On October 29 Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) announced it had contracted Omani-Japanese joint venture Marubeni Consortium to develop a 100-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.…

  • Ivory Coast Pivots Towards Renewables

    Published 03 November 2018 | viewed 9,496 times

    Côte d’Ivoire is moving forward with plans to build its first biomass power stations, part of wider efforts to respond to rising domestic energy demand…

  • Energy Earnings Pull Trinidad And Tobago From Recession

    Published 02 November 2018 | viewed 4,935 times

    Presented on October 1 by Colm Imbert, the minister of finance, the 2019 budget forecasts GDP to increase by 1.9 percent this year before rising…

  • Myanmar To Auction Off 31 New Oil And Gas Blocks

    Published 20 October 2018 | viewed 13,434 times

    On August 30 the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) announced it would be opening fresh rounds of bidding for oil and gas blocks in…

  • Nigeria Doubles Down On Mini-Grids

    Published 29 September 2018 | viewed 12,575 times

    The development potential of Nigerian mini-grids – generation and distribution systems capable of supplying up to 1 MW of capacity from renewable sources, independent of…

  • Saudis Expand Mining Sector As Part Of Diversification Push

    Published 22 September 2018 | viewed 13,184 times

    Mining grew by 6.3 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first quarter of 2018, according to data issued by the General Authority for Statistics on July…

  • Peru Looks To Boost Energy Investment With Legislative Reform

    Published 08 September 2018 | viewed 6,219 times

    Peru’s Congress is to consider legislation reforming the hydrocarbons sector, with the updated law forecast to increase investment in the sector, while reinforcing environmental protection…

  • Colombia Profits From Oil Boom, But Challenges Remain

    Published 01 September 2018 | viewed 14,419 times

    Colombian energy sector expands on the back of higher oil prices and investment Rising oil prices and increased efficiencies have led to significant growth for…

  • Ghana Boosts Natural Gas Production

    Published 07 August 2018 | viewed 10,429 times

    In early July energy firm Eni Ghana Exploration and Production announced it has commenced gas production at the Sankofa fields, part of the $7.9bn Offshore…

  • Kuwait Halts Tax Plan As Oil Prices Rise

    Published 02 June 2018 | viewed 12,708 times

    Following a Budgets and Final Accounts Committee meeting on May 14, the National Assembly confirmed the revised timeline for the VAT introduction, citing a lack of…

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