Global Energy Monitor

The Africa Energy Tracker provides a comprehensive dataset of energy infrastructure across Africa. The tracker covers oil and gas, coal, renewables, and other power infrastructure, specifically for power generation (solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, bioenergy, oil and gas-fired, coal-fired, and nuclear-fired power plants), extraction (coal mines and oil and gas extraction sites), and the movement of fuels (LNG terminals, coal terminals, and oil and gas pipelines). Each project has a dedicated wiki page on that provides extensive detail on the project, such as the project’s status, capacity, and ownership.

The interactive map format allows users to geographically visualize various configurations of pipeline routes and infrastructure locations. The data for this tracker are drawn from data from GEM’s various global energy-related trackers, and the map and underlying data are updated on a monthly basis to reflect updates to GEM’s global trackers as they occur.

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power generation units
extraction projects
fuel movement infrastructure projects

Summary Tables


New Hubs of Gas Extraction in Africa 

  • Christine Juta and Scott Zimmerman

The scramble for Africa’s gas

  • Christine Juta

Arzew-Bethioua LNG Terminal, Oran Province, Algeria
Map Data: Google, Image ©2022 Maxar Technologies