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    Exxon surrenders interest in Ghana's offshore oil block

    Exxon Mobil has relinquished its 80% interest in Ghana's Deepwater Cape Three Points offshore block, a spokesman told Reuters on Thursday...

    By Cooper Inveen 3 Jun 2021

    Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola

    In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead of a blessing...

    By Ross Harvey 18 Feb 2021

    Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for Africa

    President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

    22 Jan 2021

    #BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

    14 Dec 2020

    Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions

    Spurred on by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world is finally galvanising its commitment to move towards a green and sustainable future by mid-century, and the global energy transition is the cornerstone of this new world...

    12 Nov 2020

    Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

    By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

    Africa needs to do a better job to attract exploration investment

    Africa needs to do a better job of attracting exploration investment as the global competition increases...

    1 Sep 2020

    Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn't

    Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

    Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the mark

    The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

    By Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

    Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how

    After Ghana discovered oil and gas in 2007, the government and civil society aspired to avoid the "resource curse". This is when countries have an abundance of non-renewable natural resources but no economic growth...

    By Emmanuel Graham, Ismael Ackah, Nathan Andrews & Ransford Edward 29 May 2020

    How oil and water create a complex conflict in the Niger Delta

    In the Niger Delta's coastal communities, oil pollution of the marine environment has depleted the fishing and water resources that people have traditionally depended on for their livelihoods. This has led to a complex pattern of conflicts in the region since the late 1990s...

    By Abosede Omowumi Babatunde 23 Apr 2020

    Covid-19: Nigeria should prioritise power supply to healthcare facilities

    Nigeria may have to implement a nationwide lockdown to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases. Such a drastic measure would alter the country's energy consumption pattern. This would further burden an already dilapidated power supply system...

    By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 Mar 2020

    Relief for Equatorial Guinea oil & gas services companies

    Equatorial Guinea is waiving oil & gas services fees in the wake of the oil price drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Oil prices currently remain at around $20 a barrel, their lowest level since 1991...

    24 Mar 2020

    Equatorial Guinea positioning itself as a regional gas hub

    Equatorial Guinea is positioning itself as the Gulf of Guinea's gas hub and and hopes to deliver where others have failed: developing the first successful cross-border gas venture on the continent...

    31 Jan 2020



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