A new 32 berth port, to ship South Sudanese oil to China, is planned for the Lamu archipelago, a stunning green field heritage site in northern coastal Kenya, teeming with rare species, coral reefs and marine biodiversity and, of course, people. But none of this richness, or the indigenous people for whom this is home, seem to matter to the Government of Kenya and private developers.
By Ali Noor, Pambazuka News, 2014-02-20, Issue 666
Continue reading LAMU: Development or fraud? Another coastal paradise to die for big oil
Cross Border Information’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and future prospects? This annual publication is largely comprised by a selection of maps detailing everything from major continental rail and road connections, patterns of political risk, energy infrastructure, country-by-country power supply, oil and gas reserves and downstream hydrocarbons markets.
Analysis by Magnus Taylor, 1 July 2013, African Arguments
Continue reading African Energy Atlas – Oil, Gas, Renewables to the Fore
Financing Mozambique’s ownership stake in the first phase of Rovuma LNG will cost billions of dollars. The government does not have the right to pay for its share out of future production, and must borrow the money to pay it up-front share. The risks and costs are high.
By Center for Public Integrity, 29/04/2013 Continue reading Big Costs, Big Risks: Mozambican shares in Rovuma Natural Gas
Officials in East Africa are gushing with anticipation over potential oil revenue: A new production agreement has been reached in South Sudan; fresh discoveries have been made and drilling deals signed in Kenya and Uganda. Continue reading Oil, Money, and Secrecy in East Africa
Trouble is simmering in Kenya’s northern frontier following the discovery of substantial oil deposits in several drilling sites in Turkana County, as communities dig in for fair share of the resource, it has emerged.
Continue reading Chaos looms over oil revenue in Kenya