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3 Mar 2015
APPARENTLY not satisfied with the current level of electricity supply to its network, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), has blamed the situation on low energy allocation from the national grid.    The company, in a statement recently, noted that the company would continue to invest massively to upgrade its facility in other to meet…
3 Mar 2015
MALAYSIAN energy firm Petronas expects to make a final investment decision (FID) on an $11 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in British Columbia by June, after postponing the decision late last year, its chief executive said.    Shamsul Azhar Abbas said the state-owned company had agreed to farm-out about 38 percent of the…
3 Mar 2015
 SEQUEL to the Federal Government’s directive on full local content implementation in the power sector, indigenous operators under the aegis of Electricity Meter Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (EMMAN), has expressed their readiness to take up the challenge and play critical role in growing the sector.     The Executive Secretary of the association, Muideen Ibrahim, who…
3 Mar 2015
TWO trailers fully loaded with illegal oil and diesel have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Delta State.   The Delta State Commandant of NSDC, Adesuyi Clement, who disclosed this recently said that eight persons -Salisu Mohammed, Adamu Seidu, Sylvester Irabor and five others were currently being detained by…
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3 Mar 2015
Mr Dickson Okotie is the Chief Executive Officer of  Eunisell Solutions, an indigenous oil and gas service company. In this interview with Roseline Okere, he spoke on the challenges facing full optimization of marginal oil fields in the country and the solutions. Excerpts. WHAT type of services is Eunisell rendering to the oil and gas…
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24 Feb 2015
. As NIPP’s contribution hits 2,500MW THE Federal Government has commissioned new Turbine Unit of Egbin Power station and Olorunsogo power plant to boost electricity supply in the country.   Besides, the Nigerian National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) contribution to the national grid has reached 2,500MW on regular basis.   Speaking at the commissioning, President…
24 Feb 2015
THE Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued two on-grid electricity generation licences to KVK power Nigeria PVT Limited and Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria Plc to generate electricity from solar and gas-flared respectively   KVT Power on-grid power is to be located in Yabo, Sokoto state having met the requirements for the grant of…
24 Feb 2015
OPEC will regain ground and exceed its historic record production levels by 2030 as U.S. shale oil growth flattens out in the coming years, energy company BP said last week.   In the near term, demand for oil from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is likely to remain under pressure as U.S.…
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24 Feb 2015
The National President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association Of Nigeria (IPMAN), Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo aims to place South East as an oil and gas processing zone. Recently, the Nigeria Union of Journalists Zone C honoured him with an award on excellence in entrepreneurial development following his successful run in the oil and gas sector. He spoke…
24 Feb 2015
DESPITE bleak prospects in the oil and sector, there are still viable opportunities to invest in the industry within Africa, even from an exploration point of view, the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), has said.     In its report titled: “Fit for $50 oil in Africa”, released recently, the global firm said that the greatest opportunity at the…
24 Feb 2015
THE Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC), has reiterated its commitment to promote indigenous participation in the nation’s oil and gas sector.    Speaking during a visit to the fabrication yard of Kaztec Engineering Limited at Snake Island, Lagos, the Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technology, Adebayo Ibirogba, said NNPC was ready to partner with local…
24 Feb 2015
PETROLOG, an indigenous oil servicing company has acquired an ocean diving support vessel to boost its operations and advance the local content policy of the Federal Government.    The 100 percent Nigerian Flagged, ABS classed Dynamic Positioning (DP2) dive support system vessel is currently in Nigeria waters.    According to the company, this is the…

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