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Battle underway for huge gas fields

The gas El Dorado in Mozambique and Tanzania isn’t just feeding the frenzy of Asian countries that need huge quantities of gas but has also swept up historical producers like Algeria and Russia. Boasting gigantic gas reserves, the two countries are determined that the area - in which 200 TCF of gas have already been discovered - doesn’t slip completely beyond their control. Gazprom and Sonatrach turn up after the battle - Although the most promising blocks have already been awarded,…
LS
February 11, 2014
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Piracy a pressing problem for Nigeria

A pirate attack on the tanker Gascogne in Ivory Coast waters on Feb. 2 clearly signalled that gangs from the Niger Delta are now able to operate pretty well everywhere in the Gulf of Guinea. They are benefiting from the blind eye, if not complicity, of the Nigerian government which hasn’t managed to break them up and isn’t using its fleet to protect even its own territorial waters. The piracy circuit - In the case of Gascogne, after “seizing” the small amount of…
LS
February 5, 2014
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Pirates plant flag in Libreville

Already handicapped in its efforts to attract new oil companies to Gabon, Libreville is now confronting a potential influx of pirates from Nigeria. An attack on the tanker Le Cotton by pirates off Cap Lopez in Gabon on July 15 sent shock waves through government circles in Libreville. According to our sources, the vessel had just put out from Societe Gabonaise de Raffinage(SOGARA) with nearly 10,000 tons of straight run fuel oil (atmospheric residue) when it was hijacked. A highly prized fuel, atmospheric…
LS
February 5, 2014
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Nigerian pirate alert

What exactly happened around Total’s platform on Girassol (block 17) on the night of January 18? Indeed, the question is on the lips of the oil community in Luanda and, more broadly, the security departments of all majors operating in the country. According to information gleaned by Africa Energy Intelligence, a vessel bearing neither flag nor identification and towed by the “Gare,” a small tugboat, entered Angola’s territorial waters at 2 a.m. Detected by oil companies active in the area, the crew…
LS
February 5, 2014
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Thanks for your interest so far in RSG-UK

It's coming up for a month since our site launched in January. There was no doubt in our minds that MSRG's launch  would attract interest in the maritime sector given the complexities and dangers faced by those transiting West Africa currently. It's a region that is complex and often misunderstood and one that shipowners and seafarers require established, vetted, properly qualified and insured operators to advise them on. To source the right security companies for transits in the Gulf of Guinea can be burdensome and confusing and thats…
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February 3, 2014
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Our new RSG-UK website goes live

RSG-UK staff have been working closely with Agent8 Design to publish this, the RSG-UK  group platform and we would like to welcome you to it.  This website describes the Risk Management services we provide, it also offers you industry related commentary and timely news of our business activities. Follow us in Twitter for extractive industries related news in @PetroSecLtd and for maritime security related news in @MaritimeSRG. RSG-UK is comprised of three companies: PetroSec Ltd Maritime Security Resource Group/MSRG RSG Africa (DRC) This group of…
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January 6, 2014