Category archives for: Energy

10,000 Chinese Firms Operating in Africa


June 28, 2017//- China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data.

NRGI: Ghana Rated High on 2017 Resource Governance Index

FPSO Atta Mills

London, UK, June 28, 2017//- The latest comprehensive cross-country study of extractives governance, released today by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), has rated Ghana high on its 2017 Resource Governance Index.

China Pumps Cash into African Floating LNG Projects in Strategic Push

African Map

June 27, 2017//- China plans to pour almost $7 billion into floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) projects in Africa, betting on a largely untested technology in the hope that energy markets will recover by the time they start production in the early 2020s.

Vivo Energy Ghana Equips Drivers with Defensive Driving Skills

The Corporate Comms. Mgr. of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs Shirley Tony Kum (2nd from left) presenting the Alcohol meter to the Ashanti Reg. Chairman of the GPRTU, Nana Bresiamha (right)

Kumasi, June 27, 2017 – Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive licensee of the Shell brand in Ghana, has once again demonstrated its commitment to road safety by organising a three-day defensive driving training for over 200 commercial transport operators in the Ashanti Region.

Ghana: Police Open Fire on Workers at Tema Port Expansion Project

A sit-down strike embarked upon by the workers of the Tema Port Expansion project, turned chaotic yesterday, when police personnel from the Tema Regional Police Command opened fire on the workers, resulting in injuries.

Supreme Court Ruling on Suspected Terror Detainees Could Undermine President’s Powers

2 former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects

Accra, June 24, 2017//-Former deputy Interior Minister James Agalga has expressed worry that the President’s powers to conduct diplomatic transactions could be undermined.

Vivo Energy Staff Embark on Clean-up Exercise

Staff and residents of Atupkai community at the donation of the cleaning materials by Vivo Energy Ghana

Accra,  June 19, 2017 –Vivo Energy Ghana, the distributor and marketer of Shell products and services has organised a clean-up and free health screening exercise for its host community in the Odododiodoo constituency of the Greater Accra Region to commemorate the recent World Environment Day.

African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity

Funke Michaels

Nairobi, Kenya, June 16, 2017/ — BIG BARRELS has arrived very late. For many like myself, who struggled with the scarcity of positive Africa-specific case studies at business school; it’s about time, too.

Africa’s Independent Power Transmission Potentials Untapped


Introducing Independent Power Transmissions (IPTs) for electricity transmission in Africa could result in similar benefits to those achieved by IPTs in other countries, and by IPPs in Africa, according to the latest World Bank’s report dubbed ‘Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa’.

Efacec Strengthens Guinea Bissau’s Electrical Capacity


Lisbon, Portugal, June 14, 2017/ — Efacec, a Portuguese firm has won the international public tender, promoted by the public company Eletricidade e Águas da Guiné-Bissau (EAGB), for the construction of essential infrastructure to double the current installed electrical capacity of Guinea Bissau.

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