‘How govt achieved 4,500MW electricity generation’
THE Federal Government has explained how it has been able to raise generating capacity to over 4500mw within four years. Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, stated that Nigerians would have enjoyed much more stable power supply, if the activities of vandals blowing up pipelines had not increased in recent times. The minister…
Techno Oil extols Nnadi’s virtues
APPARENTLY thrown into grief moment by the demise of its Chairman, Techno Oil Limited has applauded the indelible footprint of Late Dr. John Nnadi, to the rising profile of the indigenous company. The Executive Vice-Chairman of Techno Oil, Mrs. Nkechi Obi, in a statement mave available to The Guardian, described Nnadi as a father…
The sunny side of falling crude oil prices
THE announcement by the Federal Government to reduce the price of a litre of fuel from N97 to N87 was not unexpected as many countries around the world have taken advantage of the decline in crude oil prices to cut their pump prices. The United States of America, which has within a very short…
NNPC initiates fresh scheme to boost kerosene supply
THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has initiated a new scheme to ensure smooth distribution of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) across the country. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe, in a stamen made available to The Guardian recently, said the ‘Kero Correct’ initiative would cut-off the several layers of middlemen…
Shell offers oilfield technology to boost output
SHELL Global Solutions, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell, is pushing to expand its upstream business by selling to oil producers in Asia and the Middle East technology designed to boost output of mature fields, an executive with the company has said.
Trails of power hiccups, 49 years after independence
IN 1896, Nigeria flagged-off power generation with a 20-mega watt (mw) capacity power plant located in Ijora, Lagos. With this development, all were agog with anticipations that the feat would fast-track growth and development of the African giant, even when it was yet to get independence.
World Bank investment in renewable energy hits $3.3b
THE World Bank has disclosed that its financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries has risen by 24 per cent in the last fiscal year to $3.3 billion. The apex bank in a statement released recently said that in the past five years, it had approved 366 projects in 90 countries, noting that last year alone, the bank approved 99 projects in 48 countries.