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Tough luck for Ophir oil exploration in Tanzania

Ophir Energy plc has announced that drilling operations have now concluded on the Mlinzi Mbali-1 well in Block 7*, Tanzania….

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East African oil wells among explorations to watch out for in 2014

The fact that a 40% drilling success rate marks out 2013 as one of BP’s best years for exploration in decades…

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UAE’s Hayaat buys shares in Swala Energy

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by The National Hayaat Group, an Abu Dhabi-based investor, has bought a minority stake in an East…

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Sub-Saharan Africa outstrips China in 2012 oil demand growth

Oil demand in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) grew by a massive five per cent year on year between 2011 and 2012,…

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Chinese oil workers South Sudan to Juba

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Reuters China National Petroleum Company, a main oil investor in South Sudan, is evacuating oil workers…

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Challenges Kenya, Uganda face in oil production

The East African region is now focus of the world as it joins the league of oil producing countries with…

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$4bn Uganda to Kenya pipeline key to unlocking reserves

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Wood Mackenzie’s latest upstream analysis asserts that the proposed 1,400 kilometre (km) pipeline, from central Uganda to Lamu…

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Government suspends all land deals in Kenya’s oil rich region

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] All land transactions in the Kerio Valley region where oil exploration is ongoing in Kenya have been suspended…

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Uganda parliament clears Tullow Oil of corruption allegations

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Uganda’s parliamentary ad hoc committee investigating allegations of bribery and corruption by Tullow Oil Plc in the country…

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Kenya seeks over 470,000 T oil products for January-February 2013

Kenya’s oil importers are seeking over 470,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery over January to February, slightly lower than its previous purchases for November to January, industry sources said on Monday.