Africa Oil & Power, the continent’s premier platform for energy investment and policy, and the African Energy Chamber (AEC)  have signed a strategic partnership in Johannesburg on Monday. Both organizations will be sharing capacities to facilitate investments and deal-making in Africa across their networks.

Under the agreement, the AEC will also become an official partner of the Africa Oil & Power 2018 conference taking place September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town. As part of the partnership, the Africa Energy Chamber is extending to all its members and partners across its network an exclusive discount of 15% to attend the summit in Cape Town from September 5-7, 2018.

“As the AEC, we always encourage all our members to seek new partners and investors and expand their horizons to support their growth across the continent. We believe Africa Oil & Power is a perfect platform for them to do that,” explained NJ Ayuk, the chamber’s chairman.

As a prestigious international forum to take place in Cape Town this fall, Africa Oil & Power is an ideal place to strike business deals and meet investors. For its third edition, Africa Oil & Power has put together a prestigious program with 15 African petroleum and power ministers confirmed to date, 600 C-level delegates and 75+ speakers from across the continent, Europe, Asia and the Americas spanning the entire value chain, from upstream to power generation.

As Africa’s energy sector enters a new phase of growth and oil prices stabilize around $70, AOP and the AEC have expressed their excitement over this new collaboration which capitalizes on renewed optimism across Africa’s investment community.

Guillaume Doane, the CEO of Africa Oil & Power, said: “The vision of Africa Oil & Power and the Africa Energy Chamber are one and the same –– to combine a pro-African attitude with a pan-African influence. We are excited to have access to their extensive African energy network.”

About the African Energy Chamber

Headquartered in Johannesburg, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) is a progressive business network that promotes business and investment opportunities within the continent by connecting local corporations, foreign investors and ministerial parties. The AEC unites African interests and aspirations under one voice that advocates for Africa’s companies and citizens and gives the continent a conscience on the global energy stage. From local content development to universal electricity access, the AEC’s engagement aims at placing Africa at the forefront of global energy investment and transformations.

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The AEC welcomes OPEC’s agreement and recognizes the strong participation of Africans states in the OPEC’s 7th International Seminar and the 4th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

Vienna – June 23rd, 2018: The AEC welcomes the agreement of the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) by which its members, and the members of the Declaration of Cooperation (DOC), will strive to adhere to the overall production adjustment conformity level agreed upon in November 2016, targeting a conformity level of 100% as of July 1st, 2018. As of May 2018, conformity levels were at 152% for OPEC member countries and 147% for the members of the DOC.

The AEC acknowledges the role played by OPEC in bringing back stability to global commodity prices and rebalancing the market, and recognizes that such efforts and engagement by OPEC have been central to improving market conditions and investment sentiment across Africa’s hydrocarbons value chain.

Finally, the AEC also recognizes the strong participation of African states in OPEC’s 7th International Seminar and the 4th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, which saw the attendance of ministerial delegations and representatives from Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Angola, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sudan and Chad.

 

 The African Energy Chamber (AEC), which has been advocating for upstream producers, service providers, downstream suppliers, and governmental bodies throughout the continent, has been formally established.

Backed by executives from across the continents oil and gas, power, and renewables industries, the AEC is the Continent’s voice for the ongoing change and progression in the African energy industry. From the robust regulatory reforms of Angola and the interest of Congo-Brazzaville in OPEC, to the impressive local content strides taken by South Sudan, the AEC firmly stands with the re-emergence of Africa’s energy industry.

The AEC initiative comes as the advancements in Africa’s energy sector, and its revamped development agenda, are at the center of international investors’ interests. Africa is continuously proving itself to be capable of developing large scale progressive energy initiatives, such as Equatorial Guinea’s recent plan to construct a natural gas mega-hub. Over the past 12 months alone, Mozambique saw a final investment decision on a $7bn LNG development program, Cameroon became the first African country to bring a floating LNG platform on stream, Uganda gave the green light to lay the world’s longest electrically-heated crude oil pipeline, Nigeria is taking significant strides to rebalance its crude refining capabilities, and Burkina Faso commissioned one of the world’s largest hybrid fuel/solar power plant.

“Africa is a fast-growing energy powerhouse,” NJ Ayuk, CEO of the Centurion Law Group, one of the AEC founding members, said. “New oil frontiers are opening up in West Africa, investment in gas infrastructure is picking up in West and East Africa, while landmark reforms are expecting to transform the way natural resources are being exploited in markets such as Nigeria and South Africa. There truly has never been a better time to do business in Africa.”

In promoting such opportunities within a pan- and pro-Africa institution, the AEC advocates for the growth and expansion of indigenous African companies across the continent. From personnel training to community partnerships and relationship building, the AEC is a unique home for African companies to grow and take the lead in the development of their continent. The Energy Chamber equally focuses on promoting sensible local content, pushing for EITI, mutually beneficial joint ventures, transfer of technologies, and advocating for an enabling environment for business growth.

As African nations revise their regulatory frameworks, such as the recent hydrocarbons regulations in Nigeria, Gabon, and Congo, the AEC works to provide access to a unique pool of policy makers and seasoned experts to engage into a meaningful dialogue with industry stakeholders to shape policy. The AEC’s also services international companies seeking to invest or expand in Africa by providing them with inside-track information and contacts to ensure successful partnerships and market penetration and expansion strategies.