Niger Delta leaders threaten to pull out of peace talks

Prominent community leaders in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil hub threatened on Monday to pull out of peace talks with the government unless their demands were met by Nov. 1.
They told a news conference in Abuja the federal government had failed to implement promises to drag the region out of poverty, a key demand by militants who had stopped attacks on oil pipelines to give peace talks a chance.

New Petroleum Policy to end hostility in Niger Delta

The federal government has signed a new policy that seeks to permanently end hostilities in Niger Delta by availing oil communities the opportunity to participate in block allocations.
This is called the National Petroleum Policy (NPP). The key provision of the policy includes the participation of host communities in transparent and competitive license allocation, albeit through special purpose vehicle controlled, registered and operated by the host communities.

Anti-piracy law in focus as NIMASA marks ‘Africa Day of Seas and Oceans’

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that NIMASA is championing the passage of a dedicated anti-piracy law aimed at tackling piracy and all forms of illicit crimes on the nation’s waterways.

This is coming five years after the Agency in conjunction with stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry first mooted plans for an the anti-piracy law against the background of alarming increase in piracy incidents in the Gulf of Guinea during that period.

Halliburton, NNPC set to deploy geophysical oil mapping technology

A new vista has been added to the on-going search for commercial hydrocarbon in the inland sedimentary basins by the Research and Development Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), following on-going collaboration with the US based Halliburton Corporation to achieve the exact location of viable crude oil deposits.

Navigational safety & security top NPA's operational agenda

In ensuring that navigational safety and security occupies a prime position in operations at the nation’s seaports, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has stated that it would collaborate meaningfully with stakeholders towards the sustenance of effective hydrographic charting of the navigable channels.
Furthermore, the Management has assured operators in the sub-sector and international community that it would uphold the highest standards in all operational activities in order to attract more businesses to the Nigerian Ports.

Court orders Shell to pay N122b damages for oil spill

The Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt has ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to pay N122 billon as damages to Ejama-Ebubu community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State for crude oil spillage.
Justice Ali Abubakar Gumel dismissed Shell’s appeal for failure to file a competent brief of argument to support or proffer arguments in her suit.

Shell lifts Force Majeure on Forcados terminal

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd has lifted the Force Majeure on exports from the Forcados terminal.
Confirming this in its latest operations update sourced by M&P, Seplat has received notification from the operator of the Forcados terminal, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC), that the Force Majeure on exports from the terminal has been lifted. 

NLNG trains 7, 8 to reduce gas flaring to zero level

The proposed Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) trains seven and eight would reduce gas flaring in Nigeria to a zero level. 

Environment: Mosimi, Kano Depot take pressure off highways

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said that the corporation’s recently re-commissioned Mosimi and Kano depots have impacted positively on highways across the country.

Dr. Baru, who spoke during the 2017 World Environment Day (WED) in NNPC Towers, Abuja today said the two depots had relieved the impacts of long haulage of petroleum products on the roads, saving the nation of serious environmental consequences of bridging to motorists, settlements along highways and the general ecosystem in the country.

Extractive Hub launched in Nigeria

An Extractive Hub to support Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementation in Nigeria has been launched in Abuja by Adams Smith International, a renowned development organization.
The Extractive Hub is to provide a resource platform for policy makers, government officials, industry experts, academic institutions and civil society organisations to access information, research materials and data on extractive industry issues.


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