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OUT NOW! 2ND edition of “Billions at play” outlining the road to recovery for the African Oil and Gas Sector, post Covid-19

The book offers pragmatic answers and solutions to the historic challenges that the industry has faced throughout 2020

As we step into the second year of the pandemic, the question at hand, globally is, how are we going to recover from the Covid-19? In the 2nd edition of “Billions at play: The future of African Energy and Doing Deals”, NJ Ayuk, provides some insight on how leaders and…

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It’s Time to Rethink Licensing Rounds: For Africa’s Oil- and Gas-Producing Countries, Negotiating the Current Environment May Require…Negotiation (By NJ Ayuk)

While the details vary by country, the licensing round process has, in general, become too prone to delays and uncertainty

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) In late 2019, as the African oil and gas industry was looking to the future with optimism, Offshore Engineer wrote that the continent was had reason to expect a “more productive 2020.” Instead, the unforeseen happened, and the COVID-19 pandemic had…

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Senegal already produces Gas: Investors should look Onshore

The emergence of Senegal as a regional energy power is an exciting story

Senegal is the hotspot for energy investment in West Africa right now, owing to a string of huge offshore hydrocarbons discoveries since 2014 (as well as its compelling renewables potential). The emergence of Senegal as a regional energy power is an exciting story. But for almost two decades, in fact,…

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OUT NOW! 2nd Edition of “Billions At Play” charts recovery path for African Oil & Gas Sector

Loyal to his upbeat approach and straightforwardness, NJ Ayuk offers pragmatic answers and solutions to the historic challenges the industry has faced throughout 2020

Talking about oil & gas isn’t easy, especially at a time of widespread anxiety about the link between fossil fuels and climate change. But NJ Ayuk, the experienced oil and gas dealmaker who heads the Pan-African legal conglomerate Centurion Law Group (https://CenturionLG.com) and serves as Executive Chairman of the, African…

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Ending Violence in Mozambique Will Require United Effort; African Energy Chamber Stands Ready to Assist (By NJ Ayuk)

To develop a long-lasting solution, we should think about the kinds of things that make an area ripe for insurrection

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) I won’t sugarcoat it: The situation in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province is dire. Armed conflicts between security forces and the militant Islamic group, Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo (ASWJ), known locally as “al-Shabab” even though it has no connections to the Somali…

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Angolan Legal Reform Shows How Africa Can Use Oil and Gas as a Springboard Towards Job Creation — But Only if It Looks Beyond the Obvious Options (By NJ Ayuk)

Africa’s oil and gas resources have the potential to accomplish so much good for the continent’s people

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) For decades, many of Africa’s oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit, rather than as a means of supporting efforts to…

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What happens to the African Energy Industry if Western Lenders cut off Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects? (By NJ Ayuk)

A little more than a year ago, in November 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) declared its intention to phase out funding for fossil fuels

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (http://EnergyChamber.org) A little more than a year ago, in November 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) declared its intention to phase out funding for fossil fuels. Specifically, it said that it would no longer grant loans for projects involving crude oil, natural…

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Natural Gas Monetization Binds Africa and Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Industries

Mozambique is already benefiting from its collaboration with the African Energy Chamber, the largest energy industry lobby group in the continent

For many years, and as it was pursuing ambitions to become a global LNG exporter, Mozambique has struggled to generate enough energy for its domestic market. We are now about to see an energy revolution thanks to great gas discoveries made by international investors over the past decade. While international…

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What the U.S. Political Transition Might Mean for Africa Generally and Its Oil and Gas Sector in Particular (By Jude Kearney)

US Africa relations will likely improve by virtue of Trump’s exit

By Jude Kearney, Chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) 2021 could be the beginning of a much needed reset for US relations with Africa and its various countries and regions. To date, most African governments have responded positively to the results of the recent U.S.…

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A Few Thoughts for this Generation of Africans in 2021: Be Bold and Cut Out Entitlement, No One Owes Us Anything (By NJ Ayuk)

In 2021, African gas projects are going to be in the news

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) In 2021 most opportunities in the energy sector and in business in general will go to those who show up and negotiate better deals and get involved in making African resources work for us. Forget handouts, foreign aid and government handouts.…