Oil and gas

April 19, 2017


Agricultural development: Several solar energy projects to be launched nationwide

Several solar energy plant projects will be launched in different provinces for the development of the field of agriculture, the CEO of the national electricity and gas group SONELGAZ, Mustapha Guitouni said Tuesday in El Oued (650-km southeast of Algiers).

The priority will be given to provinces that have recorded a significant revival of the agricultural sector, he explained during a working session held following a meeting with farmers, investors,"...

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April 19, 2017


Algeria not to exploit shale gas for now: minister

Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa on Tuesday said the country won't exploit shale gas in the short term.

Bouterfa added that Algeria already has enough quantities of other natural resources, including natural gas.

He acknowledged that the future belongs to renewable energy, noting that the energy sector is witnessing rapid changes in terms of technologies"...

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April 18, 2017


Boutarfa receives CEO of Gas Natural Fenosa -Algeria2

Minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa has received, Monday in Algiers, the CEO of the Spanish company Gas Natural Fenosa, Rafael Villaseca, said the ministry in a statement.

During the audience, Boutarfa and Villaseca expressed satisfaction at the special relations between the national hydrocarbon company Sonatrach and Gas Natural Fenosa, added the statement.

They also"...

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April 17, 2017


Need to promote energy efficiency to ensure success of energy transition

Minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa underlined, Saturday in Algiers, the need to promote energy efficiency in order to ensure the success of energy transition and Algeria's energy development policy by the year 2030.

"We have to improve energy efficiency (...) if we invest in renewable energies and continue to not use it properly, we would worsen our situation," said Boutarfa at the 21st Seminar on Sustainable Development, held by the National"...

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April 12, 2017


GE, Boeing Partner to Promote Aviation Training in Africa

General Electric (GE), Boeing and Kenya Airways have jointly initiated capacity building in aviation training schools in the East Africa region.

GE has donated a high-tech CF6-80A2 engine it manufacturers for hands-on training by Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at the Technical University of Kenya (TUK).



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April 10, 2017


Algeria, EU to hold High Level Meeting on energy Tuesday in Brussels

Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa will co-chair Tuesday in Brussels with the EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, the Algerian –EU annual high-level meeting on energy, said Sunday the ministry in a communiqué.

The meeting will examine the report on the Algeria-EU strategic partnership as well as the "prospects, the priorities and the future activities, notably in terms of the facilitation of investments"...

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April 8, 2017


Algeria, France consider financing of renewable energy projects

Minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa and the director general of the French Development Agency (AfD), Remy Rioux, examined Thursday in Algiers financing opportunities of renewable energy projects, the ministry said in a statement.

The two sides "tackled various issues relating to the financing of projects aimed at energy diversification and development of renewable energies," according to the statement.


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April 6, 2017


Angola: Luena Gains New $50m Electric Substation

A new electric substation with capacity for 12 Megawatts (MW) and valued at more than USD 50 million was Wednesday, in Luena, inaugurated by the Minister of National Defense, João Lourenço.

The substation will allow the expansion of the power distribution network, from the Chiumbue hydroelectric project, built in the Dala municipality, Lunda Sul province, also inaugurated today (Wednesday).


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April 5, 2017


Nigeria: SON Reads Riot Act to Owners of LPG Storage Tanks

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has issued a two week ultimatum to owners of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage tanks in the country to comply with the certification requirements of their facilities or have them shut down.

A statement from the office of the Director General, Mr. Osita Aboloma in Abuja disclosed that SON has observed a sharp rise in the installation of LPG storage tanks in Petrol filling stations across the country many of"...

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April 3, 2017


Global-IP Announces the Selection of SpaceX to Launch its 150 Gbps GiSAT-1

Global-IP Cayman, the innovative satellite communications company with the mission to bring cost-effective Internet and related value-added services to Sub-Saharan Africa, announced today it has signed a launch services agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (“SpaceX”) for its first communication satellite GiSAT-1. GiSAT-1 is a High-Throughput Satellite (“HTS”) with 150 Gbps of capacity, currently under construction by The Boeing Company.


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