Department of Petroleum Resources
Unlocking Nigeria’s economic possibilities via gas infrastructure
For Nigeria and other African countries to minimize the effects of unstable oil prices and reduce dependence on oil, key investments must be geared towards developing Liquefied Natural Gas...
‘How misapplication of resources, tax regulations undo oil sector’
Chairman, Expert Advisory Panel of the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), Odein Ajumogobia, and leading industry experts yesterday re-echoed the lingering challenges bedeviling the nation’s oil and gas sector
Why price of cooking gas fluctuates, by DPR
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has blamed the unstable pricing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or cooking gas on the non-regulation of the sector, market forces and importation.
Government charges N50 for multi-billion pipelines licences
Sixty-three years after the Oil Pipelines Act came into force, the country has continued to charge a meagre N50 for licences to operate pipeline networks worth $4.6 million.
DPR suspends operations of petrol stations near Nigeria borders
Nigeria's Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency has suspended the operations of all petrol stations within the 20 kilometres along Nigeria's land borders. The agency, Department of Petroleum Resources, has also suspended till further notice the approval and licensing to construct filling stations near Nigeria's land borders. "This is to inform members of the public that…
Niger may soon join oil-producing states
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has disclosed that Niger State has prospects of joining oil-producing states if the hydrocarbon deposit in Bida Basin is in commercial quantity.
Addressing energy sustainability, climate change challenges in Nigeria
The use and exploration of energy resources in Nigeria and many African countries have continued to generate serious concern, especially in relation to the growing environmental challenges across the continent. KINGSLEY JEREMIAH writes.
DPR, stakeholders seek safer measures for petroleum products transportation
Worried about the rising number of incidents and casualties from petroleum tanker mishaps, the Federal Government through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), alongside relevant stakeholders in the oil and gas product distribution system in the country, will explore new measures to stem the tide.
NNPC’s move to eliminate opacity
The Federal Government’s drive for entrenching transparency and accountability in all operations and the resolve of the NNPC under Mele Kyari have recorded another boost with the inauguration of the 89-man task team to drive the ‘Operation White Project.’
Community advises DPR against approving new tank farms
Residents of Ijegun-Egba and satellite communities have called on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), not to issue licenses for new tank farms, noting that the area was already choked up with farms that pose threat to lives and property.