Energy

DPR sanctions 8 filling stations in Kano over fraudulent activities

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Kano Field Office, said it had sanctioned eight filling stations in Kano for committing various offences.

NNPC plans power plants in Ajaokuta, Abuja, others

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, plans to build power plants with combined capacity of 4600 megawatts in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano States.

French parliament passes law to abandon oil, gas production by 2040

The French lower house of parliament has approved a law that provides for the gradual abandonment of the exploration and production of oil, gas and coal by 2040, the French Ecology Ministry said in a communique.

Eni, Shell to stand trial in Italy over Nigeria bribery scandal

Italian giant Eni and fellow petroleum company Shell will stand trial in Italy over allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oil block in Nigeria.

NEMSA embarks on monitoring, evaluation of injection substations

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has commenced a Nationwide Technical Monitoring and Evaluation of the primary 33KV feeder lines and associated 33/11KV injection substations with supply source from 330/132/33KV transmission substations.

Fuel scarcity: DPR reads riot act to depot owners

Any depot that sell fuel above the ex-depot price of N133.38 to petroleum marketers would be liable to three months closure and a fine of twenty million Naira fine, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has said.

Fuel scarcity: NNPC urges Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged Nigerians to stop panic buying of Petroleum products as it had 21 days sufficiency of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol.

Scarcity: DPR seals 6 filling stations in Sokoto, Kebbi

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has sealed six filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states.

Prepaid metre producer wants direct sale of electricity to customers

Sabrud Consortium, an indigenous prepaid meter manufacturing company, has advised the Federal Government to allow producers to sell prepaid meters directly to electricity consumers.

KLD commits $550m, targets 1,100MW electricity generation capacity

King Line Development (KLD), a power generation company, said it is committing at least $550million into the construction of Phase One of its power plant in Omotosho, Ondo State, which targets total generation capacity of 1,100 megawatts (MW).

Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

Federal govt orders arrest of marketers who hoard petrol

The Federal Government has ordered security agencies to arrest petroleum marketers who purposely hoard products to create the artificial scarcity currently being experienced.

NNPC warns oil marketers against hoarding fuel

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Monday warned oil marketers to desist from hoarding petroleum products or risk arrest by law enforcement agencies.

DPR seals 16 filling stations in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said it had sealed 16 filling stations for selling petrol above N145 per litre pump price.

PENGASSAN begins nationwide strike

One of Nigeria’s largest oil unions launched a nationwide strike on Monday over the laying off of its workers, its general secretary said.

PENGASSAN strike: Fuel queues return to Lagos, Abuja

Following threats by members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to embark on a nationwide strike from today (Monday), many fillings stations that dispensed petrol last week have shut down their stations.

Federal govt begins implementation of gas master plan, awards $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kano pipeline

The implementation of the Nigerian Gas Master Plan (NGMP) got underway at the weekend as the federal government announced the award of $2,809,522,548.36 gas pipeline contract designed to run from Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano.

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