A picture taken on September 29, 2015 shows a gas pipeline at the Afam VI power plant in Port Harcourt on September 29, 2015. Afam VI power plant is owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and maintained by Dietsmann company. Nigeria is Africa’s largest producer, accounting for roughly two million barrels of crude daily. Shell has blamed repeated oil thefts and sabotage of key pipelines as the major cause of spills and pollution in the oil-producing region. InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Energy Ministry is in talks with Equatorial Guinea on how Russian companies can help build a gas pipeline network in Central Africa, the Russian deputy energy minister said Thursday. “Our energy companies are interested in mutually-beneficial partnerships and are ready to identify and implement promising projects. For instance, we are discussing possible contribution of Russian companies to the Central African gas transmission system project,” Sergey Mochalnikov said. Mochalnikov met with the Equatorial Guinean ambassador to Russia, Luciano Ncogo Ndong Ayecaba, to discuss energy cooperation, which the minister said was continuing in a friendly spirit. They also agreed to cooperate within the OPEC+ group of oil exporters and the 12-nation Gas Exporting Countries Forum.AfricaEAEU Has Good ‘Strategic Opportunities’ in Africa, Experts SayYesterday, 12:13 GMTLast year, Russian First Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin and African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk exchanged views on the development of joint projects in Africa to increase energy deliveries to local markets. The sides discussed the investment potential and current projects on energy production on the African continent, cooperation between Russia and African countries within OPEC+ and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, as well as approaches to the global energy and climate agenda with a focus on universal access to energy sources.