Waiting for the dust to settle in Algeria

Political turmoil is unsettling Algeria’s energy sector and its IOC investors Algeria’s energy sector finds itself in the firing line once more. Following the ousting of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika after mass street... Read more »

Gas-to-power facing socio-economic challenges

Vested interest opposition to wider natural gas use for electricity generation discussed as Petroleum Economist holds its first Gas to Power forum in London. Using natural gas to generate electricity as the... Read more »

Texas and its new favourite energy source

By Tim Daiss Wind power capacity in the United States increased by 8 percent last year, soaring to an impressive cumulative total of 96.5 gigawatts (GW), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)... Read more »

‘This new Oil hotspot is replacing Venezuelan crude’

By Tsvetana Paraskova The United States sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry have tightened the global heavy to medium crude oil market, sending oil buyers scrambling for alternatives to the heavy Venezuelan oil.... Read more »

The persistent delay in Ogoni Clean-Up

The restoration of Ogoni land in Rivers State from environmental degradation occasioned by decades of careless oil exploitation in the area has continued to suffer from the customary official lethargy. Almost eight... Read more »

Is the nuclear industry abusing subsidies?

By Haley Zaremba Although nuclear is often touted as an ultra-efficient and therefore affordable as well as clean alternative to fossil fuels, some states are beginning to discover that this is not... Read more »

Police, power sector most corrupt in Nigeria —Survey

The police in Nigeria have emerged as the most corrupt public institution in the country, according to a new survey released today by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). The News Agency... Read more »

‘Why no one is interested in building EV infrastructure’

By Haley Zaremba Across the United States, gas stations outnumber charging stations for electric vehicles by a ratio of approximately seven to one. Large stretches of highway without charging stations and a... Read more »

2019 elections: Will African countries get investors’ vote?

By Laurie Hammond and Thibaut Hollanders The world, including investors, will keep a close eye on the various national elections to be held in Africa this year. The lead up and aftermath... Read more »

Commercialising flared gas in Nigeria (Part 1)

Introduction The Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Programme (NGFCP) was launched by President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as the Minister of Petroleum Resources (Minister) on 13th... Read more »