Gabon Energy

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What measures are planned in the new hydrocarbons code to ensure better integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?

Having a large hydroelectric generation base is a boon to Gabon, giving it low-cost renewable energy. It is hydrocarbons, however, that continue to power most of the country’s plants. According to the most recent statistics available from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), from 2011, non-renewable thermal energy sources top hydroelectricity, which produced...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Gabon 2014

Gabon is the fifth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa and oil dominates the economy, accounting for roughly half of state revenues and more than 80% of export revenues. Over the last decade, however, output has declined as the country’s larger oil fields mature.

Oil production peaked in 1997 at 370,000 bpd but stabilised in recent years around 240,000 bpd. The decline in...

With just 1.63m people, Gabon is the second-smallest member of the six-country Central African Economic and Monetary Community in terms of population, after Equatorial Guinea. However, the country’s well-developed hydrocarbons sector has made Gabon the second-largest economy in the sub-region.

Après des mois de négociations, le Gabon a signé en août sept contrats d’exploration et de production pétrolière, espérant ainsi inciter de nouvelles campagnes d’exploration en offshore profond et générer jusqu’à 1,1 milliard de dollars d’investissements, selon les estimations du ministère gabonais du pétrole.
Malgré une légère modification de la liste des compagnies pétrolières qui ont décroché des blocs offshore lors d’un appel d’offres en octobre 2013, l’attribution suivante de 13 licences à 11 compagnies devrait tout de même entraîner un regain de nouvelles explorations comme on n’en a pas vu au Gabon depuis des années.

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