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Oil and Gas Local Content Development Strategy: The Key to Success

This policy brief attempted to identify common factors in successful local content strategies by comparing the experiences of countries that have achieved reasonable positive local content outcomes. In order to do so, the experiences of seven Latin…

The Long-Term Uptake of Natural Gas in the South African Energy System

Climate change mitigation is the key policy context for considering the role of fossil fuels in the South African energy system in the long term, so the study focuses on the impact on the energy system of an economy-wide carbon constraint, and on t…

Les Determinants de la Fluctuation des Prix à la Pompe des Produits Pétroliers au Togo/ Fluctuation Determinants of the Pump Prices for Petroleum Products in Togo

Oil is the most used energy source in the world, with an overall energy consumption of 37%, ahead of coal (24%) and natural gas (23%). The two largest oil consuming countries in the world, the United States and China together, makes up a third (32…

Energy Management News Volume 21 No 3

The first article entitled: Local PV modules to play a key role in the REIPPP Round 4 on page 1 discusses the manufacturing of PV Models and in Enertis’ opinion, the future performance of the PV plants operating across South Africa depends on severa…

Energies Renouvelables en Afrique: Enjeux, Défis et Opportunités / Renewable Energy in Africa: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

African countries have experienced unprecedented growth over the recent two decades. Energy, which is a fundamental economic, political and social pillar, remains one of the main challenges they face. Indeed, the majority of African countries fa…

Will Tax Reform Drive Equitable Development in Oil-Dependent Angola?

"Angola is currently implementing a major tax reform programme, which aims to boost non-oil tax revenue as a means to diversify its economy. Broadening the tax base will play a critical role in reducing natural-resource dependence and vulnerabilit…

Energy Poverty in Zambia

Of the estimated 3.01 million households in Zambia, in 2015, only 35.8% and 16.1% utilised clean energy fuels for their lighting and cooking services respectively. Usage and access to clean energy is essential for economic growth, human development …

Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria: Lessons in Leading the People's Side of the Tussle

Each time the Federal Government of Nigeria considers the burden of fuel subsidy too heavy, it attempts to shed a bit of it. Two things often follow: first, the prices of petroleum products and the cost of living instantly go up; second, the organis…

Fuel Subsidy Reform and the Social Contract in Nigeria: A Micro-economic Analysis

This paper provides rigorous empirical evidence about the determinants of support for fuel subsidy reforms in Africa’s largest economy – Nigeria. Fuel subsidies in Nigeria are large – at the last estimate the state subsidises petrol to the tune of a…

Powering Extraction: Use of Renewables in the Minerals Sector

Energy costs represent a significant share of capital expenditure and operational expenditure for mining operations, particularly those positioned in locations where grid power is unavailable or unreliable. There is an increasingly strong case for t…

Exploring the Potential Role of the IMF in Supporting South Africa's Just Transition

Climate change is no longer a peripheral issue in global economic and financial matters or, indeed, at the country level. The rapid changes in the climate are now being called an emergency. Some six years ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) re…

Drivers of Changes in Uganda's Fuel Pump Prices During the COVID-19 Crisis

This policy note examines fuel price movement in the domestic, regional, and international fuel markets and analyses how local price increases are synchronous with regional and international prices. The global surge in oil prices continued through t…

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