Archive for the ‘Chad’ Category

Chad Nationalized all Assets and Rights of Esso Chad

Via Modern Diplomacy, a report on Chad’s recent decision to nationalize all assets and rights of Esso Chad: The President of the Transition of Chad, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, by decree N°0465/PT/PM/MHE/2023 of March 23, 2023, nationalized all the assets and all the rights of any kind arising from the Conventions, Exploration permits, Exploitation Authorizations […]

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Savannah Energy: Battered By Chad, Focuses On South Sudan

Via Energy Voice, an article on how – at the same time that Savannah Energy was announcing the cancellation of its deal to buy the Petronas assets in Chad – it set out an even more ambitious plan with the Malaysian company: Savannah Energy is an independent with a plan for growth, but the plan […]

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Shifting US Strategic Interests In Africa – Pawn or Partner?

Via the American Academy of Diplomacy’s series titled ‘The General and The Ambassador’, a very interesting podcast with retired Admiral Franken and Ambassador Pasi talk about shifting US strategic interests in Africa, the key role of the US base in Djibouti,  the challenge of regional  terrorist groups (Al Shabaab, Boko Haram),  the policy of “sound […]

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Russian Forces Help Secure Central Africa Gold Zone in New Pact

Via Bloomberg, a report on a new Central Africa gold “zone” comprised of Sudan, Chad and CAR: Three nations have agreed with the help of Russian troops to secure a gold-rich region in the Central African Republic rife with armed rebel groups, the latest sign of Moscow’s expanding influence on the continent. A deal struck […]

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Chad: Well Positioned To Attract More Oil Investment

Via The Exchange, an article on Chad’s petroleum sector: Over the past few years, the lack of investment in Africa’s oil and gas sector has led to a sharp decline in production. With the sanctions on Russian energy, OPEC and its allies have set a target to meet a larger global market share. Despite estimated […]

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Central African Nations Eye Pipelines and Hubs To End Energy Poverty

Via Reuters, an article on multiple Central African nations eying pipelines and hubs to end energy poverty: Central African countries signed a deal on Thursday to create a regional oil and gas pipeline network and hub infrastructures which backers say will strengthen energy supply and reduce dependence on imports of refined products. The project aims to […]

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