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  1. Webinar – Pakistan’s Renewable FiT: What Developers and Lenders Need to Know

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:36 am by

    478926805_SolarOn Monday 15th June, Bracewell & Giuliani, Khalid Anwer & Co and the Middle East Solar Industry Association hosted a webinar – Pakistan’s Renewable FiT: What Developers and Lenders Need to Know, which was attended by sponsors, lenders and other key stakeholders. (more…)


  2. Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission Issues Round One’s Third Bid For Onshore Fields

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:36 pm by , and

    Mexico’s National Hydrocarbon Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos) (“CNH”) announced on May 11 the terms for the third bid of Round One. Unlike the two earlier bids which covered 19 shallow water areas, the third bid covers 26 onshore areas that contain approximately 2.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) most of them with 3P reserves. (more…)


  3. Egypt: floating regasification to solve gas shortages

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:20 am by

    Facing shortages in its domestic gas supplies, the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Egypt’s state-owned gas company, has opted to install floating regasification facilities in the Ain Sokhna port and received its first LNG cargo in April 2015. This article considers why floating regasification offered an effective solution to the supply challenges faced in Egypt, as well as exploring some of the wider reasoning that lies behind the recent surge in global use of such facilities. (more…)


  4. Progress Report: Shale Play in Algeria

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:50 pm by and

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    The 2013 amendments to Algeria’s 2005 Hydrocarbon Law (the “Law”) provided a legislative framework for the exploration and production of unconventional hydrocarbons. In addition to wider changes to the Law designed to revive foreign investment in Algeria’s oil and gas sector, the amendments were expected to kick-start exploitation of Algeria’s estimated 707tcf and 5.7 billion barrels of technically recoverable shale gas and oil reserves (estimated to be the world’s third largest)[1].   (more…)


  5. Risk Analysis: Libya’s Oil and Gas Market

    2:40 pm by , and

    Libya is reputed to hold the ninth largest proven oil reserves in the world (approximately 38% of Africa’s total proven crude reserves)[1] making it a key player in the global energy market. Since 2011 however, the country and its energy sector has been in turmoil and there are currently two rival governments struggling for control over Libyan territory and resources. In this article, we highlight the five major legal risks currently facing companies operating in the territory (or indeed outside when handling Libyan crude exports). (more…)


  6. Egypt: the race to get FiT

    10:54 am by and

    The Government of Egypt has said that it must invest US$12 billion in the electricity sector over the next five years in order to meet the country’s urgent electricity demands. Renewable energy will be a key component, with investment in the sector anticipated to exceed US$10 billion.

    In recent years, renewable energy projects in Egypt have been developed under four separate schemes. Two have followed a competitive bid process. Under the first scheme, the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) procured 750 MW of wind power capacity and a further 10 MW of solar capacity. Under the second scheme, Egypt has sought to procure 450 MW of renewable energy supply on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis. (more…)


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