Energy in Mauritania

  • How to boost private sector investment in Africa’s electricity infrastructure

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 A new World Bank statement has called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure, a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals. The statement which was made available to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday by the World Bank indicated that Africa lags behind the rest of the world at the same time as it comes to electricity, with just 35 % of the people with access to power and a generation capacity of only 100 GW. According to the statement those who do have power typically consume relatively little, face frequent outages and pay high prices.
  • Mauritania, Senegal Agree on Mutual Exploitation of Gas Field

    DAKAR CITY, 2016/07/15 Nouakchott and Dakar have come to an agreement to work jointly and share returns of gas production off their coasts by the American energy company, Kosmos, reports say. Presidents of both nations have reportedly given instructions to their respective energy companies; Petrosen in Senegal and Smhpm of Mauritania to continue working with the American giant for gas exploration and production. Kosmos Energy, active in both nations and major actor of gas exploitation in Senegal, announced it signed a Memorandum of Considerate (MoU) with the two national-owned companies entailing collaboration between the two governments.
  • African energy environment seems rather dynamic at present

    BOTSWANA, 2013/07/02 Cross Border Data’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and next prospects? This annual publication is largely comprised by a selection of maps detailing everything from major continental rail and road connections, patterns of political risk, energy infrastructure, country-by-country power supply, oil and gas reserves and downstream hydrocarbons markets. Maps are drawn/updated annually by ‘journalist mapmaker’ David Burles and an introductory piece describes the process of production as requiring the application of investigative techniques to obtain even the majority basic data. Data on the continent’s energy environment has been built up using “not only maps, but as well press releases, news statement and good old-fashioned journalistic legwork”.
  • Nouadhibou gets record energy supply

    MAURITANIA, 2012/12/08 The Prime Minister, Dr Mohamed Ould Moulaye Lagdaf attended the inauguration of the distribution of electricity in the city of Nouadhibou aimed at easing at ensuring the continuity of economic and daily services in a city which often comes to a halt because of power shortages. It was financed at a cost of extra than 1,5 million Ouguiyas by the national.