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Will oil bring promise or peril to the communities of Turkana, Kenya?

Story by Oxfam America Oil companies and Kenyan civil society groups debate the future of the region. How does an…

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Taipan completes 2D seismic in Kenya’s Badada prospect

Taipan Resources Inc has reported that an additional 196.2 km 2D seismic survey on Block 2B onshore Kenya has been completed, confirming robust…

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Can Uganda’s National Enviromental Management Authority Police Oil Companies?

Story by The Observer An investigation by The Observer has revealed that oil companies engage small and unlicensed companies to…

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East Africa Community lawyers and dons to get training on extractive sector law formulation

The East African Development Bank will from next week train senior policy makers in the East African Community in the…

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Tanzania to Review Gas-Drilling Deals

All contracts held by oil and gas exploration companies in Tanzania will be reviewed at the end of the year…

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New process converts algae to crude oil in less than an hour

It typically takes about 65 million years to convert plant material into crude oil – but now a new process…

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Oryx Petroleum confirms successful testing of Congo’s Crude Oil and Gas deposits

JV partner Oryx Petroleum has announced that the testing of the CNOOC-operated E-1 exploration well targeting the Elephant Prospect in the Haute Mer A licence area in Congo (Brazzaville)…

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Africa Oil Announces Farmouts in the Rift Basin Area and Adigala Blocks in Ethiopia

Africa Oil has announced that it has received Ethiopian government approval in respect of two farmout agreements with Marathon Oil…

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WHL Energy signs Seychelles farm-in agreement with Ophir Energy

Australian energy company WHL Energy Limited has signed a farm-in agreement with Ophir Energy plc under which Ophir will farm-in to…

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Statoil announces successful test in Block 2 offshore Tanzania

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil have announced the results from their first drill stem test in the Tanzania Block 2 offshore discoveries. The data acquired is…