Gabon Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Gabon 2016

In a global environment of low oil prices, the Emerging Gabon Strategic Plan has sought to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons since 2010. As such, over recent years the government has increased development of the hydropower sector, as well as expanding the country’s large natural gas supplies. Despite the oil crisis, Gabon remains very much dependent on oil revenues. The government...

An oil-rich equatorial country in West Africa, Gabon’s abundant natural resources have given it one of the highest per capita incomes on the continent, though lower oil revenues has seen growth contract in recent years.

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As the drop in oil prices continues, upstream investment in Gabon has slowed as operators decrease their capital expenditure and production costs. The situation is hardly unique to Gabon, with other producers in the Gulf of Guinea, such as Nigeria and Ghana, facing similar situations. However, it comes on top of a decline in Gabon’s production...

 

How has the drop in oil prices impacted upstream investment in Africa?

 

What are the prospects regarding the exploration of deep and ultra-deep offshore blocks?

 

What are the main challenges to production and distribution of water and electricity, and what is being done to overcome these issues?

 

At the beginning of July 2016 Gabon rejoined the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after an absence of more than two decades. This comes as Gabonese authorities look for enhanced coordination with other global oil producers to alleviate some of the pressure of low energy prices and help cultivate an environment more...

 

In a global environment of low oil prices, the Emerging Gabon Strategic Plan (Plan Stratégique Gabon Emergent, PSGE) has sought to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons since 2010. As such, over recent years the Gabonese government has increased development of the hydropower sector, as well as expanding the country’s large natural gas...