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Petroleum / Mining in Tunisia

  • Africa rejects Europe's 'dirty diesel'

    BOTSWANA, 2017/05/04 Ghana and Nigeria are the first countries to respond to reports of European companies exploiting weak fuel standards in Africa. Stricter limits on the sulfur content of diesel will come into force on July 1. Governments in West Africa are taking action to stop the import of fuel with dangerously high levels of sulfur and other toxins. Much of the so-called "dirty diesel" originates in Europe, according to a report published by Public Eye, a Swiss NGO, last year. The report exposed what Public Eye calls the "illegitimate business" of European oil companies and commodities traders selling low quality fuel to Africa. While European standards prohibit the use of diesel with a sulfur content higher than 10 parts per million (ppm), diesel with as much as 3,000 ppm is regularly exported to Africa.
  • Beyond Commodities: How African Multinationals Are Transforming

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/11 Oil, gold, diamonds, palm oil, cocoa, timber: raw materials have long been linked to Africa in a lot of businesspeople’s minds. And in fact the continent is highly dependent on commodities: they constitute as much as 95% of some nations’ export revenues, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. But propping a country’s entire economy on commodities is risky business, like building a mountainside home on stilts. You can’t be sure about the weather, or in this case the commodities market. The current free-fall of oil prices to less than $40 a barrel is a glaring example. “The commodities cycle has tanked out,” says Austin Okere, founder of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), a Nigerian emerging multinational financial services company. “And this time it looks additional structural than cyclical, so it’s not a matter of waiting it out. Something has to give.”
  • Phosphate transportation back into service

    TUNISIA, 2013/03/24 The Tunisian ministry of transport has announced and made public on Thursday the data that the railway from the Redeyef mine has begun service since the 19th of this month. The railway transports phosphate from the mine site but has been laying idle for almost two years.
  • Australian company gets Chorbane agreement

    TUNISIA, 2013/01/07 ADX energy has made it public that Alpine oil and gas (it’s all owned subsidiary), has concluded a definitive transaction with Rift Basin International. The agreement between the two signatories will allow ADX to farm out a further 15% participating interest in its Chorbane exploration permit, onshore Tunisia, to Rift Basin International. According to the conditions of the transaction, ADX will receive a cash payment of US$200,000 on or within 10 days of approval from Tunisian Enterprise for Petroleum Activities (ETAP), which has by presently being received. It will as well receive an extra payment amounting to $700,000 around the end of the month and applicable government approval for the farm-in and a further US$300,000 within 10 days of a request to Rift Basin in accordance with the work program and budget for the planned seismic acquisition.
  • Global gas consumption to increase by 4% in 2013

    BOTSWANA, 2012/12/25 World gas request is projected to reach 3,460.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2013, constituting an increase of 3.6% from 3,341.4 bcm in 2012. North America's gas consumption is estimate to reach 890.3 bcm in 2013, equivalent to 25.7% of world request. It would be followed by Asia & Australia with 720.8 bcm (20.8%), Eastern Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States with 587.4 bcm (17%), Western Europe with 533 bcm (15.4%), the Middle East with 445.7 bcm (12.9%),