Germany gas

Nigeria-Germany gas deal raises decarbonisation concerns

A new Nigeria-Germany gas export deal has raised concerns about potential impact on decarbonisation targets.

compressed natural gas

Concerns over compressed natural gas-run buses in Nigeria

Nigeria is planning to use compressed natural gas for public transportation in all states after a national petrol subsidy removal, but experts cite safety and other issues and are calling to replace gas with electrification instead.

generators in Nigeria

Concerns mount over using gas for generators in Nigeria

The removal of a fuel subsidy led to higher fuel prices and affected the cost of living. Experts propose using gas as an alternative fuel option for generators in Nigeria but that raises safety, sustainability, and environmental concerns.

Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline

Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline highly vulnerable: experts

The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project intends to supply gas to Morocco, 13 West African nations, and Europe, but experts have raised concerns about vulnerabilities based on its long timeline, funding issues, security, regional instability, and environmental and health impact.

Tanzania cools on regional gas exports

Tanzania’s ambitions for its considerable offshore natural gas resources may not include meeting requests from its neighbours to export by pipeline.

Energy transition in Tanzania constrained

To date, no wind, solar, or geothermal projects supply Tanzania's national grid, its condition presenting an obstacle to significant renewables development.

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Algeria

Can Algeria’s solar segment shine brighter after its latest tenders?

The two tenders formed part of Algeria's national plan to install 15,000 MW of solar capacity by 2035.

Germany gas

Nigeria-Germany gas deal raises decarbonisation concerns

A new Nigeria-Germany gas export deal has raised concerns about potential impact on decarbonisation targets.

Gas flaring

Africa must avoid gas flaring, boost renewables: report

An Africa Energy Chamber report advocates for Africa to minimise gas flaring, prioritise utilisation, impose penalties, and boost renewables.

Ghana energy

Ghana energy transition plan faces roadblocks: experts

The West African nation has unveiled a $550 billion decarbonization plan aiming for net zero by 2060, but experts said Ghana’s energy transition faces a number of potential hurdles.

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Nigeria on “brink of a new era” say President at energy summit

African leaders and energy experts are convened at Nigeria International Energy Summit this week.

Algeria

Can Algeria’s solar segment shine brighter after its latest tenders?

The two tenders formed part of Algeria's national plan to install 15,000 MW of solar capacity by 2035.

Uganda energy

Oil pipeline detracts from Uganda energy transition: experts

Uganda’s new energy transition plan marks progress but emissions reductions efforts could be complicated by the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline, experts told Gas Outlook.

Germany gas

Nigeria-Germany gas deal raises decarbonisation concerns

A new Nigeria-Germany gas export deal has raised concerns about potential impact on decarbonisation targets.

Gas flaring

Africa must avoid gas flaring, boost renewables: report

An Africa Energy Chamber report advocates for Africa to minimise gas flaring, prioritise utilisation, impose penalties, and boost renewables.

COP28

COP28 Africa negotiators call for differentiated gas pathways

On the cusp of COP28, African negotiators are calling for different fossil fuel phase-down pathways for developed and developing countries.

cooking gas

Rising cooking gas prices spur rethink of Nigerian household fuels

Cooking gas prices in Nigeria have surged, forcing low-income households to turn to less efficient and harmful alternatives like firewood. Experts say cleaner alternatives should replace cooking gas.

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Shell Nigeria

Shell Nigeria divestment raises environmental, legal concerns

Shell has sold its Nigerian subsidiary to a local consortium for $2.4 billion, exiting onshore, prompting experts to raise environmental and legal concerns.

Uganda energy

Oil pipeline detracts from Uganda energy transition: experts

Uganda’s new energy transition plan marks progress but emissions reductions efforts could be complicated by the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline, experts told Gas Outlook.

African crude

Intercepted stolen Nigerian crude sparks environmental concern

Security operatives set ablaze a vessel with 800,000 litres of stolen Nigerian crude oil, sparking environmental concerns.

Dangote Refinery

Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery launches, net zero in jeopardy

Following the launch of the Dangote Refinery, aimed at making Nigeria become a petroleum exporter, experts have raised concerns over possible drawbacks on net zero goals and its environmental impact on residents.