bp begins shipping LNG from Mozambique’s first LNG project and first FLNG platform

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bp has successfully loaded the first LNG cargo from Mozambique’s offshore Coral Sul FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) facility, the country’s first LNG project and first floating LNG facility deployed in the ultra-deep waters of the African continent.

Tirupati Graphite to acquire strategic Mozambique graphite projects from Battery Minerals

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Suni Resources holds the Mozambique portfolio of graphite assets of Battery Minerals Limited, which includes the construction-initiated Montepuez Graphite Project and the advanced feasibility study stage Balama Central Graphite Project. The acquisition is subject, among other things, to the mandatory shareholder approval of Battery Minerals and approval of the transaction by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy in Mozambique.


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Tesla turns to Mozambique mine to acquire graphite for its EV batteries: report


Among these is reportedly one of the world’s largest graphite mines in Balama, Mozambique, which is operated by Australia’s Syrah Resources. . The post Tesla turns to Mozambique mine to acquire graphite for its EV batteries: report appeared first on TESLARATI.

ExxonMobil completes LNG acquisition in Mozambique Area 4

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to acquire a 25% indirect interest in Mozambique’s gas-rich Area 4 block from Eni and assume responsibility for midstream operations. Natural gas is projected to be the world’s fastest-growing major fuel source, and Mozambique is well-positioned to supply LNG customers around the world. to be renamed Mozambique Rovuma Venture S.p.A.), ExxonMobil announced the completion of a transaction by ExxonMobil Development Africa B.V.

Eni: new ultra-deep discovery offshore Mozambique could contain 5-7 Tcf of gas in place

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Italy-based oil and gas major Eni has made a new high impact discovery at Agulha exploration prospect, in Area 4, offshore Mozambique. In 2011, Eni announced a giant natural gas discovery at the Mamba South 1 prospect, in the Area 4 Offshore Mozambique. Eni’s Area 4 offshore Mozambique. Preliminary estimates show that the Agulha structure could contain 5 to 7 Trillion cubic feet of gas in place.

Eni announces a giant gas discovery offshore Mozambique

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Eni announced a giant natural gas discovery at the Mamba South 1 prospect, in the Area 4 Offshore Mozambique. The exploration success in Mozambique expands the leadership of Eni in Africa by opening a new eastern front of activities. The Mamba South 1 discovery well is located in water depths of 1585 meters (5,200 feet) approximately 40 km (25 miles) off Cabo Delgado coast, in the Northern offshore of Mozambique.

Eni and Anadarko to coordinate development of gas reservoirs offshore Mozambique, jointly to develop major onshore LNG facility

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Eni and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) establishing foundational principles for the coordinated development of common natural gas reservoirs in the offshore Mozambique. The two companies also agreed jointly to plan and to construct common onshore LNG liquefaction facilities in the Cabo Delgado Province of northern Mozambique with an eventual capacity of 50 million tonnes per year.

Eni increases the giant Mamba South gas discovery in Mozambique by 50%

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Eni announced that the discovery of gas made in the exploratory prospectus of Mamba South 1, Area 4 offshore Mozambique, is about 50% larger than what announced by the Company on 20 October. Earlier post.). During deepening of the well, it encountered a new separated pool that contains a potential of up to 7.5 Tcf of gas in place in clean sands from the Eocene age. The new sequence has about 90m of gross gas pay and has also been successfully cored.

Syrah Resources signs binding offtake agreement with Tesla for natural graphite active anode material

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The Vidalia battery anode material plant will process natural graphite concentrate shipped in from Syrah’s Balama mine in Mozambique. Balama mine operation in Mozambique.

US convenes Minerals Security Partnership meeting

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Additional minerals-rich countries in attendance included Argentina, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. The United States this past week convened Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) partners and key minerals-rich countries to discuss priorities, challenges, and opportunities in responsible mining, processing, and recycling of critical minerals.

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Roskill: graphite prices still rising on high Chinese electricity costs

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The company reported its production in Mozambique as 25kt in Q3, down from 29kt in Q2. Roskill reports that prices for Chinese graphite continue to rise as producers contend with increasing electricity costs and supply disruption caused by limits on energy consumption.

Mitsubishi Chemical strengthens production capacity of graphite anode materials in China; possible production in Europe and US

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Syrah; Victoria, Australia), the world’s largest integrated producer of flake graphite with production in Mozambique and integrated active anode material production in USA, and Mineral Commodities Ltd. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group (MCHG) will increase the production capacity of natural graphite anode material from 2,000 tons/year to 12,000 tons/year at its Chinese subsidiary Qingdao Anode Kasei and affiliated company Qingdao Lingda Kasei.

Walkabout Resources’ Tanzanian graphite project moves to construction phase

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The licences are within the highly prospective Mozambique belt, a region that hosts some of the world’s highest grade, coarse flake graphite deposits.

DOE closes $102.1M loan to Syrah Technologies to expand production of graphite-based active anode material

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UTM Offshore signs FEED agreement for Nigeria’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility

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The penetration of FNLG in Africa, which started in Cameroon and expanded to Angola and Mozambique and now to Senegal, Mauritania and Nigeria, highlights Africa’s commitment to unlocking the full exploitation of its gas resources. UTM Offshore signed an agreement for the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for Nigeria’s first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility with engineering firms KBR, JGC Corporation and Technip Energies.

Tesla supplier sheds light on graphite supply challenge for EV battery manufacturers [Editorial]


Syrah Resources is an Australian company that supplies Tesla from its mine in Mozambique, one of the largest graphite producers. . After China, Brazil and Mozambique are the next largest graphite producers. Graphite is an essential part of a lithium-ion battery.

Eagle Graphite and University of British Columbia partner on development of silicon-modified anodes

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The supply of flake graphite is concentrated primarily in China and Mozambique, with Brazil, North Korea, Canada and India accounting for nearly all of the remainder of production. The Government of British Columbia and Eagle Graphite confirmed release of the first tranche of grant funding in support of a 2-year program to develop and commercialize silicon-modified battery anodes made with graphite from Eagle’s Black Crystal graphite quarry and plant in Valhalla, British Columbia.

ExxonMobil adds 2.7B barrels oil equivalent to reserves; replaces 183% of 2017 production

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Other significant new proved reserve additions were made in Guyana, where the company funded the first phase of development last year, and in Mozambique, associated with the project funding of the Coral FLNG project in the gas-rich deepwater Area 4. In Mozambique, ExxonMobil acquired a 25% indirect interest in Area 4, which contains an estimated 85 trillion gross cubic feet of natural gas in-place. Exxon Mobil Corporation added 2.7

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Benthic sets new water depth drilling record of 2,776 meters

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miles) was set on a Statoil project in Tanzania, and was beaten with two deployments to 2,776 meters (9,108 feet) a few weeks later on the Anadarko project off the coast of Mozambique. PROD3 has carried out geotechnical and geohazard investigations on more than 200 sites for Anadarko in Mozambique and recovered more than 20 tons of seabed material including sediments and carbonate rock cores.

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Tesla graphite supplier gets $107M loan offer from Biden Administration


The company transports graphite concentrate from Balama, Mozambique. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) offered a conditional commitment to lend Tesla graphite supplier Syrah Technologies, LLC up to $107 million to expand its US-based plant.

DOE offers conditional commitment for $107M loan to Syrah graphite-based anode material project

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Natural graphite for the Syrah Vidalia Facility will come from the mining and processing operation in Balama, Mozambique, which is also owned and controlled by Syrah Technologies’ parent-owner, making the Syrah Vidalia Facility the only vertically integrated, large-scale AAM producer outside of China, and the first such supplier in the United States.

Tesla agrees to purchase majority of battery-ready graphite from US facility


Syrah’s Vidalia plant is expected to process graphite from Mozambique , effectively making it the first US-based source of graphite anodes. Tesla will be purchasing most of the battery-ready graphite that would be produced at a planned facility in Louisiana.

DOE awarding $1.6B to 11 battery materials separation and processing projects as part of $2.8B funding

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Syrah’s Vidalia facility is an integrated milling, purification, coating, and surface treatment operation producing on-specification active anode material (AAM), using natural graphite from Balama graphite operation in Mozambique. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding a combined $2.8

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Chevron to acquire Anadarko in $33B deal; shale and tight, deepwater, LNG

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LNG – Chevron will gain another world-class resource base in Mozambique to support growing LNG demand. Chevron Corporation entered into a definitive agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction valued at $33 billion, or $65 per share.

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Syrah Resources completes BFS for expansion of US anode material production

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Market intelligence firm Roskill noted that Syrah Resources is already a producer of natural flake graphite in Mozambique and has been developing spherical graphite intermediate products in the US, with its first battery-grade purified product achieved in July 2020.

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Syrah Resources successfully produces Li-ion battery grade spherical graphite; market numbers

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Australia-based Syrah Resources has successfully produced uncoated battery grade spherical graphite, using natural flake graphite from its Balama Graphite & Vanadium Project in Mozambique. The battery market currently represents approximately 23% of global flake graphite output and is expected to be a rapidly growing sector due to lithium ion (Li-ion) battery demand (Source: Benchmark Minerals).

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Roskill: Spread of COVID-19 threatens cobalt supply; bottlenecks out of DRC

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However, owing to the widespread closures in South Africa, most shipments are now having to be diverted to other neighboring ports such as Maputo in Mozambique or Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

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Eni reports important new discovery offshore Congo

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Eni has been present in Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1960s and currently participates in exploration and production projects in Angola, Congo, Ghana, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Liberia. Eni reports making an important new exploration discovery in the Marine XII Block located approximately 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) offshore Congo.

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ExxonMobil evaluating significant near-term capital and operating expense reductions; COVID-19

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ExxonMobil reported strong performance from its low-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in Papua New Guinea, and the company continues to work with the governments in Papua New Guinea and Mozambique to advance new projects to support long-term demand growth. ExxonMobil is looking to reduce spending significantly as a result of market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and commodity price decreases.

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ExxonMobil seeking to boost growth, continue work on lower-emissions technologies including biofuels and carbon capture

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In Mozambique, ExxonMobil secured offtake commitments for the Rovuma LNG project as it progresses toward a final investment decision. ExxonMobil is progressing growth plans to increase its earnings and cash flow potential while researching technology breakthroughs to reduce emissions, Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said during the company’s annual meeting today.

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BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost and low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials, according to a new study on a unified African supply chain by BloombergNEF (BNEF).

Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes

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The project, situated in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, some 200 km (124 miles) west of the port town of Pemba, has the potential to become the largest in the world with plans to increase capacity to 350 ktpy in the future (around 60% of current global flake production).

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Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019

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Underdeveloped countries in Africa like Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique and Egypt and their Asian counter parts like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc., The value of the global three-wheeler market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during 2014-19, according to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Three Wheeler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”.

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Petrobras sells sugar, ethanol and petrochemical assets for US$587 million

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The company has eight industrial units: seven in Brazil, in the state of São Paulo (Andrade, Cruz Alta, São José, Severínia, Mandu, Tanabi and Vertente mills, the last in a joint venture with the Humus Group, which owns 50%) and one in Africa, in Mozambique (Sena mill). Brazil’s Petrobras closed two asset sales for the total sum of US$587 million.

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Africa’s Electricity-Access Problem Is Worse Than You Think

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Nighttime satellite images show that the heart of the continent remains in darkness: electrification rates are less than 5 percent in Chad and the Central African Republic, and the rates remain below 50 percent in such populous countries as Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Sudan.

Gravita India largest battery recycling firm enters into EV recycling business

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Scrap from Africa, which was earlier imported to India, will now be consumed by our four African recycling facilities in Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal and Mozambique, resulting in further savings in logistic costs and reduction of the working capital cycle.”.

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Pancontinental says first oil discovered offshore Kenya

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Industry exploration activity has been moving north from Mozambique and Tanzania. Australia-based Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL says it has verified that its recently completed Sunbird-1 well off the southern Kenyan coast has intersected an oil column—the first such discovered off the East African coast. The gross oil column is assessed to be 14m thick beneath a gross gas column of 29.6m in a reefal limestone reservoir in the Sunbird Miocene Pinnacle Reef in area L10A.

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Sasol embarking on feasibility study on a US gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana

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Sasol continues to advance upstream oil and gas activities in Mozambique, Nigeria, Gabon, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada and South Africa. South African energy and chemicals group Sasol today announced that it has chosen the southwestern region of the State of Louisiana as the site for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. Sasol will embark on a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of a GTL venture in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, over the next 18 months.

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