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Uganda brings forward pipeline FID to 2018

Uganda has brought forward its final investment decision for a planned 1,445-km (900-mi) crude-export pipeline to the end of 2018 from June 2019, according to its Energy Ministry.

Anadarko lines up enough LNG buyers for Mozambique project

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said that “in principle” it has enough customers to proceed with its liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique, eight years after making a major deepwater discovery there.

Libya pipeline attack cuts oil output amid fragile recovery

An attack on an oil pipeline supplying Libya’s biggest export terminal has reduced the North African country’s production by at least 80,000 bpd and would take several days to repair, the National Oil Corp. said Sunday.

Libya says it's yet to approve Total's deal for Marathon assets

French oil giant Total SA said last month it had acquired Marathon Oil Corp.’s assets in Libya in a $450-million deal.

Uganda says UK, Swiss firms building airport for oil basin

Uganda said the UK’s Colas Ltd. and SBI International Holdings AG of Switzerland are jointly developing an airport in the oil-rich Albertine Graben.

Shadow cast over peace talks as fighting flares, oil declines in South Sudan

Clashes flared between Sudan Sudanese troops and rebels, complicating talks to end the civil war that has cut oil production, two days after a regional bloc called for the insurgents’ leader to be freed from house arrest in South Africa.

Regional Report: East Africa

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Oil-rich East Africa continues its uphill battle to recovery

South Sudan oil linked to militias needs oversight, groups say

South Sudan’s state-owned oil company needs increased oversight to protect vital revenue in a country reeling from a civil war and at risk of famine, according to two groups monitoring the activity.

Anadarko announces approval of Mozambique LNG development plan

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation today announced it has received official approval from the Government of Mozambique for the Golfinho/Atum field development plan.

PetroChina said to agree to 2018 deal to lift Libya oil

PetroChina Co. agreed to an annual contract to buy Libyan crude after similar deals by oil majors like Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, underscoring a recovery in the North African country’s production even as its political uncertainty persists.

Kenya pipeline boosts oil-storage capacity by 22% with tanks

Kenya Pipeline Co. will spend 5.3 billion shillings ($52 million) building four new tanks that will increase its storage space by more than a fifth, Managing Director Joe Sang said.

Anadarko announces Mozambique LNG sale and purchase agreement

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has entered into a long-term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Électricité de France, S.A., (EDF).

Mozambique approves Anadarko's $20-billion natural gas plan

Mozambique’s council of ministers approved the development plan for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s liquefied natural-gas project in the north of the nation, an investment estimated at about $20 billion.

New bill halves share of oil income for Kenya communities

Kenya halved the amount of revenue it will distribute to local communities once commercial oil production starts, setting up a potential dispute with residents of its economically deprived northern Turkana region.

Africa Oil Corp. provides update on operations in Kenya's South Lokichar basin

Africa Oil Corp. (AOC) is pleased to provide the following update on activities in the South Lokichar basin (Blocks 10BB and 13T in Kenya).

Ethiopian oil refinery planned as Blackstone pipeline shelved

Ethiopia’s fast-growing economy has Asian investors lining up to build a new $4 billion oil refinery, even as a Blackstone Group LP-backed fuel pipeline project is shelved.

Mozambique's gas-rich north faces specter of further attacks

Sporadic attacks by gunmen in northern Mozambique will probably continue although they’re unlikely to hurt investment in the region’s sizable gas resources, Control Risks Ltd. said, after seven people were killed in raids in the past week.

Wentworth Resources provides operational update on Tanzania, Mozambique

Wentworth, the Oslo Stock Exchange and AIM-listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, is today providing an update to shareholders.

Wentworth Resources provides update on East African operations

Wentworth, an East Africa-focused oil & gas company, has provided the following update to shareholders.

Anadarko discussing Mozambique LNG supply with Chinese buyers

Anadarko Petroleum is in talks to sate China’s increasing appetite for liquefied natural gas from its planned development in Mozambique.