Category archives for: Energy

Alex Mould: Govt’s Claim of Saving $7 Billion on PPAs Cancellation Misleading

Accra, Ghana, August 20, 2019//-An Energy Expert and former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Mould has chided government’s assertion that it made over $7 billion savings from the cancellation of some Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)’s signed erstwhile in President Mahama’s administration.

ECG, Privatization and the National Interest

Accra, Ghana, August 19, 2019//-Privatization of state-owned enterprises involves political and social concerns related to ownership and the distribution of wealth.

Houthi Drone Attack Sets Saudi Oil Field On Fire

August 19, 2019//-A drone attack by the Yemeni Houthis caused fire at an oil and gas field in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s Energy Minister said as quoted by the Saudi Press Agency.

Climate Change in Africa: Survey Reveals Worsening Agric Conditions, Quality of Life

Accra, Ghana, August 19, 2019//- The largest-ever survey of Africans’ perceptions of climate change has revealed widespread reports of worsening quality of life and deteriorating conditions for agricultural production, as well as limited “climate change literacy” among average citizens.

Ghana Receives Less Cash From Crude Oil Liftings

Accra, Ghana, August 16, 2019//-Figures from the Bank of Ghana (BoG) disclosed that a total amount of $311.22 million, has been received into the country’s Petroleum Holding Fund (PHF) in the first half (H1) of 2019.

Ghana: Hills Oil Marketing Company Debunks Media Reports  

Accra, Ghana, August 15, 2019//-Hills Oil Marketing Company has debunked media reports and misrepresentations made by sections of the public that it defaulted in the payment of excise duties, taxes and levies amounting to GHS 64,024.80.

U.S. Trains Kenyan Pilots to Fight Poachers More Effectively

August 14, 2019//-Seven Kenya Wildlife Service pilots traveled to Hammond, Louisiana, to train on gyroplanes with a goal of becoming more effective in fighting poachers.

Oil Spikes As US Delays Tariffs On Chinese Goods

August 13, 2019//-Oil prices continued to rally on Tuesday, this time on reports that the United States has decided to delay the next round of tariffs that were to be imposed on Chinese goods.

Africa’s Key Dev’t Partners to Help Address Food, Nutrition Security

Kigali, Rwanda, August 13, 2019//-The African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank have called a high-level meeting with development partners on August 5-6 in Kigali, Rwanda at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD).

Briefly…on Japan’s Boom in Renewables after Fukushima Disaster

August 12, 2019//-Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan has diversified its energy supply through its investment in renewables.

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