Senior officials from the US Departments of Energy and State will head to South Africa to attend Africa Oil Week (https://Africa-OilWeek.com) and its sister event, the Africa Green Energy Summit, which will take place here from October 3 to 7 and October 4 and 5, 2022, respectively.
The US delegation’s participation in these landmark events will be an opportunity for the United States to meaningfully engage with its African partners on challenges such as expanding energy access, improving energy security, and addressing the climate crisis.
“Africa’s efforts to address its energy access, affordability and security goals, while diversifying its energy mix, building sustainable supply chains and protecting the continent’s ecosystems and diverse natural resources, are critical to Africa’s prosperity.
Africans, as well as to help address the global crisis.
climate crisis,” said US Under Secretary of Energy David M.
Turk. “We are pleased to attend Africa Oil Week and the Africa Green Energy Summit, and the United States will work closely with African countries to determine how to best meet their energy needs in a safe, affordable and sustainable way, including search for national energy.
access to energy and economic development objectives through the deployment of a wide range of clean energy technologies”.
Billed as “The Home of the African Upstream”, Africa Oil Week is Africa’s premier oil and gas event and attracts energy sector decision makers from national governments, global energy companies, independents, exploration companies, investors and suppliers.
The event will feature hundreds of delegates from the public and private sectors, sharing insights into industry trends, making deals and discussing energy policy ideas that will affect the future of the sector.
This year’s Africa Oil Week will attract more than 1,800 delegates, representing more than 80 countries, including more than 30 government ministers, more than 150 national representatives and more than 25 oil companies.
As the world’s second largest producer and consumer of energy, the United States plays an influential role in global energy markets.
“With proven natural gas reserves of more than 473 trillion cubic feet in 2020, Africa has an important role to play as a key global producer of gas,” said Brad Crabtree, Under Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management.
“And the responsible development of natural gas provides great opportunities to expand energy access for Africans, further develop domestic industries and exports, and help achieve net-zero emissions by deploying technology and infrastructure to manage emissions.
of carbon and methane.
Africa Oil Week will be an excellent opportunity to discuss these opportunities with African stakeholders.” Africa Oil Week is a five-day event and will feature presentations, exhibits, panel discussions, national exhibits, an Africa Independents Forum, a dedicated South Africa Day and a ministerial symposium.
Its sister event, the recently added Green Energy Africa Summit, runs for two days and will feature presentations and panel discussions to accelerate low-carbon and renewable energy adoption in Africa.