Reps reverse INTELS’ contract revocation

The House of Representatives have ordered an immediate reversal of the termination of the contract between Integrated Logistics Services (INTELS) Nigeria Limited and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Adopting a motion sponsored by Diri Duoye under matters of public importance during the plenary session presided over by Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday, the House resolved to raise an ad-hoc committee to ascertain if due process was followed before the termination of the contract.

Gas Flaring: DPR engages Operators on Commercialization Programme

In view of the Federal Government’s ambition to eliminate routine gas flaring in Nigeria by 2020, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is set to develop a transparent market mechanism for allocation of gas flares, under clear criteria, to competent third party investors using proven technologies in commercial application globally.

NNPC/Pan Ocean JV for greenhouse gas reduction

The quest to ensure effective gas utilisation has received a boost with  the registration of the gas project at the Ovade-Ogharafe oil field in Delta State under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (UNCDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.
It is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emission by more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide yearly.

PANDEF, HOSTCOM disagree over oil pipeline security

The plan by the Federal Government to recruit youths of the Niger Delta for security of oil and gas assets in the region is now being threatened with altercation between  The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and leadership of Host Communities of Nigeria, producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM) as to which group would be responsible for the exercise aimed at creating jobs as well as protection of the pipelines.

FG trains 10,000 to combat threats to oil installations

Determined to reduce the rising cases of crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region, 10,000 youths drawn from 19 states are presently being trained to curtail the menace.

Youths from Edo, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos, Kogi, Niger, Abia, Imo, Kaduna, Gombe, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra and Osun, among others, are being trained on community policing of oil installations and safeguarding pipelines.

Nembe Force Majeure: Nigeria risks revenue, production cuts

The volume of crude oil produced and sold daily by Nigeria could take a fresh cut from the shutdown of a critical oil line in the Niger Delta region – the Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) for emergency repairs.

Nigeria unlikely to cut fuel sulphur level anytime soon - Rainoil

Nigeria’s efforts to cut sulphur levels in its fuel imports are unlikely to succeed this year, the head of a major Nigerian downstream company told the Platts refining conference in Brussels.
The government has delayed its target to slash allowed sulphur on imports to 50 parts per million (ppm) for diesel and 150 ppm for gasoline from July to December, but Rainoil managing director Gabriel Ogbechie said the chances of meeting the fresh deadline are nil.
“I don’t see that happening,” Ogbechie said.

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Clean cooking push suffers from "shocking" lack of funding

Funding to boost the numbers of people with access to electric power and clean cooking is too low to meet the global goal for everyone to have modern, reliable and affordable energy by 2030, international organisations said on Monday.
Just over three billion people still use traditional, solid fuels like firewood and dung to cook, the latest data shows.

Sulphurous fuels flow to West Africa as ban deadline elapses

Nigeria and several other West African states are not expected to implement rules banning imports of sulphur-heavy fuels until Dec. 1 at the earliest after missing summer deadlines, drawing the ire of health campaigners pushing for cleaner air.

Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast and Benin promised in late 2016 to ban the use of fuel packed with sulphur that is a major air pollutant, particularly in cities. Such fuel has long been illegal in Western nations and is increasingly outlawed in the developing world. But deadlines for bans in the four West African states keep being pushed back.


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