Texas – Oil – fracking – Permian Basin

According to the Texas Railroad Commission, more than 7,000 oil fields now dot the Permian Basin, and recent increased use of enhanced-recovery practices (like like hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking) has resulted in “a substantial impact on U.S. oil production.” In the meantime, a team of researchers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, has made… Continue reading Texas – Oil – fracking – Permian Basin

Fracking and Earthquakes – West Texas

New research links a rise in seismic activity in West Texas with increased oil and gas development over the past 20 years and, in particular, the past decade.   The study, published 4 November and conducted by the University of Texas (UT) as well as several other universities, leverages old, unmined data to track seismic activity… Continue reading Fracking and Earthquakes – West Texas

Gas – proposed pipelines from Mozambique and South Africa (ongoing)

  The Southern Africa Regional Gas Project was a Mozambique-South Africa natural gas development and pipeline project. The project is comprised of two individual but fully integrated sub-projects. Firstly, the development of the Pande and Temane gas field in Mozambique and the construction of a central processing facility, and secondly, the construction of the 865km… Continue reading Gas – proposed pipelines from Mozambique and South Africa (ongoing)

Mozambique Rovuma LNG development plan

The media reported on 14 May 2019 that the government of Mozambique has approved the development plan for the Rovuma LNG project, according to Mozambique Rovuma Venture.    This will produce, liquefy, and market natural gas from the deepwater Mamba fields in the Rovuma basin in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area… Continue reading Mozambique Rovuma LNG development plan

Somalia and Kenya

Somalia on Sunday rejected accusations by Kenya that it had auctioned off oil and gas blocks in a disputed maritime area.   Nairobi on Saturday recalled its ambassador from Mogadishu for "urgent consultations" over the maritime border dispute that involves lucrative offshore oil and gas deposits.   Kenya said it had acted because of an "egregious decision… Continue reading Somalia and Kenya