Monday, May 20, 2013

Shale Compendium: East Africa

  • Tanzania planning new laws to replace its existing oil and gas legislation (Wall Street Journal)
  • Beach Energy acquired a production sharing agreement with Tanzanian government in the western part of Tanzania (Oil & Gas Journal)

  • China National Petroleum acquired a $4.2M stake in a Mozambique shale gas project; Eni SPA holds a 50% interest and manages the project. (International Business Times)
  • Anadarko discovered new offshore natural gas area, Anadarko working on a preliminary appraisal program for the new find (Energy Capital Apr. 2013)
  • BP investing R5-billion in South Africa and Mozambique to improve energy security, BP has not prioritized shale in South Africa. (The Herald Apr. 2013)

  • Kenya plans to auction licenses for oil and gas exploration in up to nine new onshore and offshore blocks in Kenya (Upstream)
  • CAMAC Energy began onshore gravity and magnetic surveys as part of its exploration phase in Lamu basin in Kenya (Rigzone)

Written by Anna Leonenko, Research Fellow
Penn State Law, Agricultural Law Center
May 2013

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