Indonesia's state-run electricity utility PT PLN (Perusahaan Listrik Negara) has outlined plans to commission an additional 4,000 MW power generation capacity in 2019, most of which will be coal-fired and the remainder either gas-fired or renewable.
US-based oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum has signed a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Indonesia's state-held energy company Pertamina for the delivery of 1 Mt/year of LNG from its Mozambique LNG project over a 20-year period from the start-up of production.
The governments of Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed an agreement for the construction of a new 765 km gas pipeline interconnection to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in Djibouti. All but 65 km of the pipeline will be located in Ethiopia, whose government recently outlined plans to generate about US$1bn/year from the development of its gas resources.
The government of Ghana has outlined plans to scale up the domestic crude oil output from the current 196,000 bbl/d to more than 420,000 bbl/d by 2023 and approximately 500,000 bbl/d by 2025. In order to attain this objective, the nationwide resource base will have to be developed, which entails in particular the upcoming startup of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CP) block.