Energy in Congo Brazzaville

  • 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.
  • Congo: Total abandons oil field citing decrease in global oil prices

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2016/07/04   French oil company Total has decided to abandon its ‘‘Pointe-Noire Grand Fonds’‘ oil field in the Republic of Congo, citing the decrease in world oil prices, Jeune Afrique has reported. According to Total officials, 15 to 20 million dollars had been spent on this project yearly which produces about 12,500 barrels per day.
  • 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”.
  • Chevron to invest $2 billion in Congo-Angola oil field

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2012/07/30 Chevron Corp plans to invest $2 billion to develop its Lianzi oilfield straddling the maritime border between Republic of Congo and Angola, a company official said on Sunday. "Production from the Lianzi field will begin in 2015 and investments will cost $2 billion," Katia Mounthault-Tatu, a Chevron spokeswoman, told Reuters. National revenues from the field, which holds proven reserves