Tag Archives: Africa

The Week in Review – November 14 – 20

by Sophie Nguebana, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Alexander Geysman, Alberto Perego, Irina Mironova UN Climate Talks in Marrakesh The Conference of Parties, COP22 took place in Marrakesh. The participants of the meeting have discussed the way forward after Paris. At the same time, a group of climate-sceptics has gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the […]

The Week in Review April 26-May 2

The Monitoring Team: John Collins, Irina Mironova   Photo credit: Jerry D. Mathes II Political Instability helps reduce glut in supply Bloomberg news reported on April 28 that, in lieu of effective collusion between the World’s largest producer states, political instability in Africa and South America would do for world oil markets what Saudi Arabia […]

No Recovery in Sight for Libyan Oil Production

by Bogdan Polishchuk The situation in Libya has deteriorated in recent months following the ouster of Gadafi in 2011. Libya is an OPEC member and has the largest oil reserves in Africa. Bloomberg surveys suggest that Libya produced 370 000 bpd (barrels per day) of crude oil in December 2015. However, the country easily topped the paltry […]

Mozambique: The New African Player in International Gas Market

by Pierre Jouvellier The changing structure of national energy mixes in several countries is currently giving new opportunities for natural gas exporters. For instance, with the declining oil price and the rise of environmental concerns, governments and nations are more attracted by natural gas instead of coal for power generation. Although coal and petroleum coke […]

Solar Drones Electrifying the Developing World

by Glenda Pavon-Suriel According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 620 million people in Africa still don’t have access to electricity. Many others around the world live in areas where the grid system is unreliable. In Africa, for example, investments in the electricity sector are particularly low, as are rates of electrification compared to other developing […]

The Week in Review (October 12 – 17)

The Monitoring Team: Jason Corbin, Henrik Vorloeper ISIS is still making money out of oil sales The ISIS regime and its infrastructure has been a target of Western and now Russian airstrikes, but yet ISIS still produces about 34,000-40,000 barrels per day, sold for USD 20 to USD 40 per barrel, which brings the militants […]