Oil & Gas

Africa’s oil and gas industry has seen significant developments over the course of the last few years with new frontiers in Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, the MSGBC region and South Sudan. Eradicating energy poverty and maximising the energy transition remains at the forefront of the industry, if used strategically, Africa has considerable oil and gas resources that can help accelerate growth on the continent.

This is an exciting time for oil and gas in Africa as well as globally. NOC’s and the private sector have adapted to a low-cost environment, which looks to be even more beneficially as the oil price recovers post the standstill in 2020 due to Covid19. 

As the largest event organiser in Africa, we have been instrumental in the launch of bid rounds in nascent markets such as Uganda, Namibia, Benin, Mauritania, The Gambia, Senegal, Kenya and many more, through to the support of the decade of gas in Nigeria and showcasing IOC’s energy transition plans, our events serve to bring together communities to foster partnerships for the betterment of the continent.

Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Station, Ghana

Renewables

Finding a sustainable way to meet growing energy needs represents the main development challenge the African continent faces today. Even if the region benefits from the successful implementation of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) like in Kenya, Uganda or Nigeria, and attracts an increasing number of international financing initiatives, energy poverty remains a significant concern with over 600 million people lacking reliable energy access.

The urgent need to tackle energy poverty combined with the world’s challenge to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions are put at the forefront of Africa’s government priorities with the development of supportive and reliable policies and regulation.

After the successful launch of the Africa Energy Series, dedicated to financing the energy transition in Sub-Saharan Africa, Energy Advance will continue supporting and bringing the greatest minds together to better serve the interests of the communities and together contribute to Africa’s energy future.

 

Solar power across Kenya