Akwa Ibom oil bearing communities decry high permit charges by DPR
Oil bearing communities in Akwa Ibom state have decried the high permit fee of N350, 000 charged by Department of Petroleum (DPR) before youths and others in oil bearing communities can gain employment. Speaking on behalf of the oil communities, a stakeholder and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Eket/Esit Eket/Onna/Ibeno Federal Constituency, Patrick Ifon…
Nigeria recovers N1.2tr unpaid oil debts, may revoke debtor licencees
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, disclosed that the Federal Government had recovered no less than N1.2 trillion in unpaid royalty from crude oil sales, following the Ministry’s automation initiatives.
Obasanjo: From navigator to naysayer
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo knows how to deliver his punches. As a trained soldier, he knows when to attack the enemy and cause maximum damage. The recent public statement released by the former Nigerian leader demonstrates his usual trademark public engagement with powers that-be. President Muhammadu Buhari has replied the former president, stating through his…
Operators now leveraging cost-effective, sustainable oil production approach
James Shindi is the Chief Executive of Brevity Anderson, organisers of the annual Nigeria Petroleum International Summit (NIPS). In an interview with the Head of Energy & Solid Minerals Desk, STANLEY OPARA, he speaks on the fate of the oil/gas industry in the current election year, the PIGB and NIPS. Excerpts; Giving the fact that…
DPR, downstream operators to meet over regulatory compliance
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Abuja Zone, yesterday, said arrangement has been concluded to host major stakeholders in the sector on the need for regulatory compliance in the nation’s oil and gas industry.
DPR moves against fuel hoarding, panic buying in Bayelsa State
The Yenagoa Bayelsa State Field Office of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has began moves to checkmate panic buying, price hacking and other sharp practices by petrol retailers to avoid the yearly fuel queue witnessed during festive period.
Home delivery of LPG is illegal, says DPR
The Department of Petroleum Resources has said delivery of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise called cooking gas, to consumers in their homes, is illegal as it defies environment and safety rules.
DPR discovers 50 illegal filling stations in Akwa Ibom
Mr Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, the Operations Controller of DPR in Akwa Ibom made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Eket on Monday.