Oil and Gas spur infrastructure development in East Africa.

The recent discoveries of oil and gas in East Africa are boosting infrastructural developments in the East African region, according to the Deloitte on Africa: African Construction Trends Report 2013. The quests for better transport infrastructure, reliab

Norway Oil Fund Under Lawmaker Pressure to Buy More in Africa.

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Norway’s Christian Democrats, a key support party for the minority government, called on the nation’s sovereign wealth fund to steer more of its $810 billion in assets into Africa to reap bette

Africa Oil abandons dry wells in Kenya, Ethiopia.

Canadian explorer Africa Oil has been forced to abandon drilling at one of its wells in Marsabit County and another in Ethiopia after failing to encounter any traces of oil or gas. The Toronto Stock Exchange-listed firm said Monday that it is closing the

Kenya to shut down obsolete refinery.

By Petroworld Kenya’s Government has confirmed that it plans to convert Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited’s refinery into a storage facility for imported products. The decision to shut down the country’s sole refinery was in line with r

Tullow Oil to conduct well testing in Ethiopia.

Story by KALEYESUS BEKELE – The British Oil company that is prospecting for oil in South Omo basin in South Ethiopia, Tullow Oil, is to conduct well testing in the second oil exploration well named Tultule-1. Tullow Oil started drilling Tultule1 la

Oil search gets boost with new drilling in Northern Kenya.

By Business Daily – Canadian oil and gas explorer Africa Oil Corp awarded Weatherford International Ltd a contract for a drilling rig for an exploration well it plans to sink in northern Kenya, with its partners, later in the year. The exploration f

Ophir contemplates $1.3bn Tanzania offshore blocks sale to Pavilion.

Story by: The East African – Shareholders of oil and gas explorer Ophir Energy will in the next two weeks in London vote on whether the company should sell a 20 per cent stake in three key blocks off the shore of Tanzania to Singapore based Pavilion

Turkana elders want Kenyan government to subdivide oil land.

Story by: Daily Nation – Clan leaders in Turkana want the government to subdivide land in an area where a British company is exploring for oil. The residents argue that this will avert land disputes in the region, which has seen an influx of land bu

Uganda to receive $100 Billion From Oil.

Story by: East Africa Business Week Uganda will earn close to $100 billion as its potential share of oil resources, a Tullow Uganda Country Report released last week shows.The Country Report indicates that once production begins, the government’s po

Mozambique to start commercial oil production in 2014.

Story by OilreviewAfrica Sasol Petroleum International has announced that Mozambique’s first commercial production and sale of crude oil will commence in 2014 from an inland oilfield at Inhassoro The African explorer has already conducted extended well