NIMASA, Nigerian Gas Association advocate green environment

In continuation of its drive to ensure cleaner oceans and safer environment in the Nigerian maritime space, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has expressed commitment to the green environment initiative, which is a global strategy to ensure that our environments are free from all forms of pollution. 

Bunker industry faces crunch point over IMO sulfur move

The global bunker industry looks set for a pivotal year in 2018 as buyers and sellers come under increasing pressure to decide how to respond to impending emissions limit cuts.
The International Maritime Organization is due to cut the global bunker fuel sulfur limit to 0.5% at the start of 2020 from 3.5%, forcing shipowners either to switch to using cleaner, more expensive fuels, install equipment to clean their emissions, or ignore the new rules and hope not to get caught.

Natural Gas: A bridge to the future of energy

One thing the world has now in abundant supply is natural gas -- liquefied natural gas in particular. To increase demand, producers want to put the fuel into cars, trucks and ships that currently use gasoline, diesel or fuel oil, which are dirtier and cost more. If natural gas catches on, look for it first in fleets of small trucks, cars and buses from China to Italy, as well as in giant ocean-going vessels.

‘Why Nigeria needs to switch from dirty fuels’-- Yakubu

Cleaner fuels will reduce the negative impact of bad cooking fuels on the environment and the people. Cooking with cleaner fuels like Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will reduce the chances of inhaling dirty fuels, which in turn, has a beneficial ripple effect on the health, finances, and family, said the Managing Director, Banner Energy Limited, Nuhu Yakubu, recently in Lagos.

The clean energy revolution

THE issue of climate change did not get so serious in the past, like it is now all over the world. Nigeria is a big part of the climate change mitigation campaign. The idea of clean energy is not new to Nigeria. However, we have not made any serious, ambitious decision to exploit the many great benefits that are in the use of clean, renewable energy, even though Nigeria is a signatory to the Kyoto’s protocol, as well as a founding member of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.  

Power Grid Collapse: Baru orders assessment of damage to Escravos-Lagos Gas Pipeline

Following a fire incident on the Escravos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP), a natural gas pipeline which supplies gas from Escravos region of the Niger Delta area to Lagos, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has ordered an immediate assessment of the damage and has ordered immediate restoration of line.
The pipeline also supplies gas to power plants in the South West, in addition to feeding the West Africa Gas Pipeline System.

Reps urge DPR to enforce gas metreage as FG discovers 178 gas flare sites

The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating revenue leakages in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has urged the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR to compel oil companies to install meters targeted at harnessing associated gas for positive applications in the nation.
The Committee disclosed that massive gas flaring was still ongoing in many parts of the Niger Delta, adding that the development has culminated in the huge loss of revenue.

NIMASA advocates proper framework for Africa's Blue Economy

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that in order to harness the opportunities derivable from the Blue Economy in Africa there is a need for a proper framework and structure which will enhance the coordination of the sector.

Clean energy dominates Shell Energy Entrepreneurs Award

Across the African continent, the potential is ripe for a clean energy revolution that brings energy access to all in a cost effective and sustainable manner. 
The rapid development of clean energy in Africa is the catalyst for a robust clean energy economy that will keep jobs and money on the continent, while contributing significantly to the preservation of the environment. 

World Bank to stop financing upstream oil, gas from 2019

The World Bank Group Tuesday said it will stop financing upstream oil and gas after 2019, as part of a wider commitment to global efforts to halt climate change.

"As a global multilateral development institution, the World Bank Group is continuing to transform its own operations in recognition of a rapidly changing world," the bank said Tuesday in a statement.

"The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019," it said.


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