Venue:Â KICC, Nairobi â€“ Kenya
Dates: 27 April â€“ 29 April , 2014
Timing: 10 AM TO 06 PM
Business Visitors Only.
Exhibitors from over 22 countries and visitors from 11 African and 12 other countries have made Autoexpo the most prolific automobile, spares and accessories trade exhibition in Kenya and one of the largest fairs in Africa.
Africa, the market of the millennium has been gaining immense attention from global manufacturers and exporters seeking tie-ups with importers in Africa for automotive products & spares.
Tanzaniaâ€™s natural gas find could reach 200 trillion cubic feet in the next 24 months as the country continues to receive positive results from the ongoing deep offshore exploration.
According to Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) director of exploration, production and technical services Dr Emma Msaky the Tachui and Zafarani exploration wells are expected to add up to the current reserves of 46.5 tcf.
â€śJudging by the past experience we should we should soon expect to have new estimates from the ongoing offshore exploration work,â€ť says Msaky.
The view correlates with an estimated fivefold increase in gas resource by the Ministry of Energy and minerals in Tanzania.
Malaysian oil explorer Pexco Explorations East Africa has after eight years in Somaliaâ€™s Warder, Geladi and Ferfer blocks terminated exploration works.
The termination follows the expiry of its exploration license in July 2013 that had given it permission to explore and develop hydrocarbon resources in the remote area covering 29,000 sq. km. near the Somalia border.
The license was part of a petroleum sharing agreement between Pexco Exploration East Africa and the ministry of mines signed in October 2013 to prospect the three blocks.
According to Ethiopiaâ€™s The Reporter news site during the eight years Pexco Explorations East Africa spent $20 million to carry out an airborne gravity survey of 5,500 km and a magnetic survey of 3,100 km and had identified areas to drill exploration wells.
ONGC Videsh Ltd plans to raise USD 500-700 million loan by pledging future crude oil production from its overseas assets, to fund the acquisition of a Mozambique gas field.
OVL, the overseas arm of the state explorerÂ Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), teamed up withÂ Oil India Ltd (OIL) to buy Videoconâ€™s 10 percent stake in Mozambiqueâ€™s Rovuma Area 1 for USD 2.475 billion.
Subsequently, OVL on its own bought another 10 per cent stake in the same field from Anadarko Petroleum Corp of the US for USD 2.64 billion. The 10 per cent stake of Videocon is currently split in 60:40 ratio and total payout for OVL for the back-to-back acquisitions is USD 4.125 billion.
â€śFor the Videocon acquisition, we raised a bridge finance (or short-term loan) of USD 1.5 billion.
Seven Generations Energy Ltd. ("7G" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that since the beginning of 2014, it has, through several separate purchase and swap transactions, increased its Montney land holdings by a net 118 sections. The net cost to 7G for these transactions was approximately $29.5 million cash and other consideration. The acquisitions also include a road accessing 7G's core lands between the Kakwa and Smoky Rivers.
7G's net land holdings (all in the Kakwa River Project area) are now approximately 547 sections, including 516 sections (approximate) of petroleum and natural gas rights in the Montney formation, a net increase of 29% since the beginning of 2014. Most of the newly acquired land is proximal to the Company's existing acreage.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Kenyaâ€™s Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwandan President Paul Kagame last night held private talks in the capital Kigali over what sources say, was oil in Uganda.
Museveni arrived in Kigali Sunday evening to a guard of honour at Kigali International Airport â€“ to represent Ugandans at the 20th genocide commemoration in solidarity with Rwandans.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya who is also the current Chairman of the East African Community also arrived in Kigali last evening for the same ceremony.
Museveni later held talks with his East African counterparts, Paul Kagame and UhuruÂ who paid a courtesy call on him at his suite at Kigali Serena Hotel. Notable absentees were the other Easte African President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Brundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.
â€śThe talks centered on oil and infrastructure,â€ť a source at the meeting told us last night.
Electricity reform is needed in Africa to ensure effective regulation, says the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA).Â According to Mrs Ifeyinwa Ikeonu, a Regulatory Council member of ERERA,Â reform is a necessary step to any meaningful regulation of the electricity sector.
She shared ERERAâ€™s experience on electricity regulation with the participants, including the delivery of its mandate, the scope of the institutionâ€™s responsibilities and powers, its relationship with the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) and the national regulatory agencies in ECOWAS member states, as well as with the other ECOWAS institutions on energy.Â These include the West African Power Pool (WAPP), the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Energy Directorate of the ECOWAS Commission.