West African LNG import schemes proliferate

Gas imports could transform the West African energy landscape if any of the growing number of planned projects get off the ground. New schemes are in the early stages of development in Guinea and Sierra Leone, while Côte d’Ivoire’s new … Read More

Projects progress but politics cloud the future in Côte d’Ivoire

The new energy minister’s go-ahead for the expansion of two major gas-fired power schemes and the approval of international financing for a new hydropower dam point to positive developments that will speed efforts to increase generation capacity. This flurry of … Read More

West African challenge panel at AIX: Gas

Antony Goldman, Oil & Gas Analyst chaired the West African challenge panel at the Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting at RSA House, 11-12 April. Panellists included: Dafe Akpeneye, Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Joe McGladdery, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams … Read More

AIX: Gas panellist – Alex Douglas, Head of Business Development Western Africa, Globeleq

For more than 20 years, Alex has successfully advised on and developed private power projects in Africa, Asia, the UK and Europe. Alex has a strong engineering and commercial background, and worked for AES, Entergy, Linklaters and BP before joining … Read More

AIX: Gas panellist -Alaa Alessa, CIO, Endeavor Energy

Alaa Alessa is the Chief Investment Officer for Endeavor Energy and has more than 18 years of experience in finance, trading, structuring and investment management. She has managed over $2 billion worth of asset valuation, structuring, divestment, acquisition, development and financing … Read More

New momentum behind West African pipeline extension plan

The troubled West African Gas Pipeline may gain a new lease of life from Ivorian plans to feed into it. Plans have been revived for an extension to Abidjan, though detailed studies are needed, writes Oualid Khelifi in Accra African … Read More