Archive for the ‘Angola’ Category

Africa’s Rare-Earth Rush: Blessing or Curse?

Courtesy of  The Africa Report, a look at Africa’s rare earths sector: To move away from Western dependence on China, the rare earth sector’s undisputed leader, the time has come for an all-out search for new sources of supply. And Africa is at the centre of this battle. The technology sectors – led by smartphones […]

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Nigeria Loses Africa’s Top Oil Producer Spot to Angola

Via VOA, an article on African oil production: Nigeria has lost its position as Africa’s top oil producer to Angola, industry insiders say, and could soon become third after Libya. Oil analysts say Nigeria’s production struggle is coming at the worst time, as oil prices have jumped, partly because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According […]

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Central African Nations Eye Pipelines and Hubs To End Energy Poverty

Via Reuters, an article on multiple Central African nations eying pipelines and hubs to end energy poverty: Central African countries signed a deal on Thursday to create a regional oil and gas pipeline network and hub infrastructures which backers say will strengthen energy supply and reduce dependence on imports of refined products. The project aims to […]

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Angola: Who Will Benefit From Privatizations?

Via The Africa Report, an article on Angola’s upcoming round of privatizations: Angola’s privatisation campaign is an experiment. It will reveal whether President João Lourenço’s administration can improve its governance and attract long-haul investors, or if, like Russia’s privatisations in the 1990s, the programme will strengthen the hands of cronies and stymie competition. So far, the […]

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TotalEnergies’ Multi-Energy Strategy in Angola

Via Total, a press release on TotalEnergies’ multi-energy strategy (oil, gas, and solar) in Angola: As part of the rollout of its multi-energy strategy in Angola, TotalEnergies announces the launch of the Begonia oil field, and Quiluma and Maboqueiro gas fields developments, as well as its first photovoltaic project in the country, with a capacity of […]

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Africa Is Not Europe’s Gas Station

Via Project Syndicate, commentary on how Germany and Italy are telling Africans that they should saddle themselves with fossil-fuel infrastructure that will soon become a drag on our economies and propel us toward climate disaster: Having been thrust to the front lines of a climate crisis we did not cause, Africans have long urged rich countries […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.