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South Africa: Anticipated Fuel Price Drop Could Be Short-Lived

Although an anticipated fuel and diesel price decrease will greatly help deeply indebted consumers, the relief might be only temporary, cautioned Debt Rescue CEO Neil Roets on Friday.   The fuel price is expected to go down by 49 cents a litre and the price of diesel by 70c/litre in August.   Earlier this week, the Automobile Association of SA (AA) said that in terms of current data it expects the petrol price to decrease by up to 49c/litre, the price of diesel by about.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2015

Nigeria: Volkswagen Emerges World's Biggest Automaker Ahead of Toyota

Barely one month after Volkswagen restarted production at the Nigerian plant to increase global market and sales potential, the auto company on Wednesday emerged world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half year, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target.   Volkswagen's Africa Sales and Marketing helmsman Wolfgang Ratz, had recently said: "We are certain that further growth is possible, which is why Volkswagen is constantly searching for new.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2015

Kenya: GM, Auto Express Sign Deal for After Sales Service

Nairobi — General Motors East Africa (GMEA) Limited has signed a partnership with Auto Xpress that will see the company expand its after sales service network.   Through the union, Isuzu and Chevrolet customers will now access after sales service from Auto Xpress outlets countrywide.   Speaking during the signing, GMEA Managing Director Rita Kavashe said the move was part of General Motors strategy to ensure the customers access genuine parts and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2015

Panoro Energy starts drilling Aje-5 offshore Nigeria

Panoro Energy ASA (Panoro), the London-based E&P company, has announced that drilling has commenced on the Aje-5 production well on the OML 113 license offshore Nigeria The Aje-5 well is being drilled with the Saipem Scarabeo 3 semi-submersible drilling rig at a depth of 300 metres from a seabed location close to Aje-4. Following drilling, the Aje-5 well will be completed as a subsea oil production well. The drilling and completion for Aje-5 is expected to take approximately 70.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2015

Kaduna Refinery to Hit 90 Percent Production Efficiency, Says MD

The managing director, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company, Saidu Mohammed, on Friday said the refinery will hit 90 per cent production of its 110,000 installed capacity.   PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the refinery had been operating at 60 per cent production capacity before commencement of the turn-around maintenance in October 2014.   Mr. Mohammed, in an interview after a tour of the refinery with journalists, said the refinery has undergone turn around.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2015

Tanzania: Efforts to Build Oil, Gas Local Content Get Regional Support

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has hailed current government efforts to build a strong local content legal and policy framework to guide the oil and gas sector.   Speaking in Dar es salaam yesterday, the Executive Secretary of the continental Foundation, Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie, said the local content policies and legislations would ensure the local populace are active in the oil and gas value chain.   Prof Nnadozie , an economist and development expert,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2015

Tanzania To Develop First PV-Diesel Hybrid Minigrid In Lake Victoria

    Tanzanian solar energy contractor Rex Investment Limited (Rex) has selected MRIGlobal to undertake the first PV-Diesel hybrid grid’s feasibility study and power generation pilot project in a remote island of Lake Victoria region where currently merely 1% of the population have access to electricity. MRIGlobal, an American non-profit organization that conducts research in energy, defense and health sectors for Governments and private institutions, will be in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th August 2015

Tanzania To Become ICT Hub In East And Central Africa

 The Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL), in an event held in Dar es Salaam last week, announced that with the completion of the national fibre cable network and the official launch of the 100% national high-speed broadband coverage across Tanzania, it aims to make the country the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub in East and Central Africa.   The Tanzania national ICT optical cable backbone has already become the source of information.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th August 2015

Tanzania Coffee Production To Increase By 25% in 2016

 According to Unites States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA) 2015 Tanzania Annual Coffee Report, Tanzania’s coffee production will increase to a record 1.2 million 60 kg bags in the marketing year 2015/2016.   This represents an increase of 25% year after year and is due to improved husbandry practices and favorable weather.   The Government of Tanzania continues to implement its strategic plan (2011-2021) for the coffee sector.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th August 2015


AFRICAN OIL & GAS ORGANISATIONS PLAN FOR AN UPTURN IN THE OIL Overall, activity in the oil & gas industry across the African continent has slowed in the wake of the declining oil price in late 2014.   “While the oil price has caused activity to drop, it has also served as a wake-up call to many African governments, which are working hard to pass favourable oil & gas legislation in order to attract investment into the sector,” says Chris Bredenhann, PwC.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th August 2015


Swala Energy Limited has reported that its subsidiary company Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc has received a no objection notice from the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Mines to the farm-out of 50% of its interests in the Kilosa-Kilombero and Pangani licences to Tata Petrodyne Limited (TPL).   The consent from the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation, the Tanzanian Revenue Authority and now from the Ministry of Energy and Mines means that the Company is awaiting only.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th August 2015

Tanzania Building Agency to invest into constustion & development

 The Tanzania Building Agency is to construct 10, 000 houses which will benefit civil servants in Tanzania who will wholly own them. The objective of this initiative is to provide quality and environmentally friendly accommodation to the government and public servants through efficient and effective business as well as consultancy services and real estate management.   The news that the Tanzania Building Agency is to construct 10, 000 houses was announced by the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 5th August 2015




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