Archive for the ‘ENI’ Category

Italian Oil Giant Eni To Invest $10B in Côte d’Ivoire

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on ENI’s plans to invest $10B in Côte d’Ivoire: In the past two years, Abidjan has become one of Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi’s favourite destinations. Italian oil giant Eni plans to invest $10bn, alongside Côte d’Ivoire’s national oil company Petroci, in the development and exploitation of its Baleine […]

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The African Turn in Italy’s Energy Policy

Via Fair Observer, commentary on how Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visit to Algeria signaled a new chapter for Italy’s engagement with Africa, evoking Enrico Mattei’s cooperative model in contrast to neo-colonialism, as the nation aims to shift away from Russian energy dependency: Earlier this year, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visited Algeria. There, Meloni paid homage […]

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Big Oil Eyes New Deals in North Africa Amid Rising Energy Demand

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on how Halliburton and Honeywell are in advanced talks to develop oil fields and refineries in Libya; Eni importing more oil and gas from Algeria: After years of underinvestment in North Africa’s energy infrastructure, global oil-and-gas giants from Halliburton Co. and Chevron Corp. to Eni SpA are […]

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Eni Launches Major Gas Development Project In Libya

Via Eurasia Review, a report on Eni’s strategic project aimed at increasing gas production to supply the Libyan domestic market as well as to ensure export to Europe: Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi, and the CEO of the National Oil Corporation of Libya (NOC), Farhat Bengdara, agreed Saturday on the development of “Structures A&E”, a strategic project […]

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Eni Plans Second LNG Platform Off Mozambique as Europe Seeks Gas

Via Bloomberg, an article on Italy’s Eni’s interest in Mozambique’s offshore gas reserves: Eni SpA is planning a second liquefied natural gas production vessel offshore Mozambique that could be built in less than four years to help Europe diversify supplies of the fuel, according to a company executive. The Italian oil and gas producer’s potential project […]

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Oil Envy In Uganda

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report looking at the skirmish over an oil field on the shores of Africa’s Lake Albert which highlights Big Oil’s intense interest in Uganda—a rising star of African energy.  As the article notes: “…The battle centers on the Ugandan assets of Heritage Oil PLC, a small U.K.-based explorer, […]

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