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Oil unions threaten strike over Chevron’s anti-labour practices

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have threatened to shut down the country’s oil and gas industry over what they claimed as Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)’s anti-labour practices.

NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike over Chevron workers’ sack

The joint executive council of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) as well as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has threatened to embark on an industrial action against Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) without giving further notice.
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Presidency: Artisanal refineries in Niger-Delta will soon take off

The Federal Government, Monday, said that it was working on the artisanal refineries in the Niger Delta area and that the project would soon be launched.

PENGASSAN: Insecurity threatens $1.5 billion PH refinery rehabilitation

This was even as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN),Port Harcourt Zone comprising some major oil and gas producing states including; Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States, warned that the development remained a major setback to the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation.
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Governor Makinde: We’ve made real progress in developing Oyo

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, declared that the administration has made real progress in developing and repositioning the state in the last two years.

PENGASSAN suspends strike over Chevron’s Agbami oilfield dispute

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) says it has suspended it proposed strike over Chevron Nigeria Limited’s plan (CNL) to lay off 600 workers at the Agbami Offshore Oilfield in Bayelsa.
The Managing Director of Rain Oil Limited, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, has advocated the need for the Federal Government to fully deregulate the nation’s downstream sector of the petroleum industry.

Rain Oil boss advocates full deregulation of downstream sector

The Managing Director of Rain Oil Limited, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, has advocated the need for the Federal Government to fully deregulate the nation’s downstream sector of the petroleum industry.
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Seplat driving sustainability with growing gas business – chief

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, leading indigenous energy company, has identified its fast-growing gas business as a strong catalyst for sustainable development in Nigeria.
Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snowstorm on February 16th, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. | Photo by Ron Jenkins / Getty Images

Texas’ natural gas production froze under pressure

Natural gas wells and pipes ill-equipped for cold weather are a big reason why millions of Texans lost power during frigid temperatures this week. As temperatures dropped to record lows across some parts of the state, liquid inside wells, pipes, and valves froze solid.

Ex-TUC chief: Nigerian government still subsidising petrol

A former Trade Union Congress president, Peter Esele, said the recent announcement of increment in fuel pump price by Petroleum Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN) showed that the federal government is still subsidising petrol.

PENGASSAN issues seven-day ultimatum to Agip

Oil workers, under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, yesterday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, to immediately discontinue its anti-labour posture and halt all forms of intimidation against its members.
Elder statesman and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori, has accused Secretary of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam, JNI, Dr. Khalid Aliyu of allegedly inciting religious war in the country.

Comrade Kokori accuses JNI scribe of inciting religious war

Elder statesman and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori, has accused Secretary of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam, JNI, Dr. Khalid Aliyu of allegedly inciting religious war in the country.

Nigerian government urged to tackle climate change with renewable energy

The Federal Government has been urged to consider addressing environmental challenges through various initiatives that revolve on renewable energy intervention.

Petrol to sell for N162.44 per litre as from December 14

The Federal Government has reduced the pump price of premium motor spirit (petrol) from N168 per litre to N162.44 per litre effective from December 14, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari unveils autogas initiative as fuel alternative

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday unveiled autogas as alternative for petrol in an expanded programme tagged National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).

Labour has limited option over increase in pump price – ex-TUC chief

Former president of the Nigerian Trade Union Congress, TUC, Mr Peter Esele, has reacted to the walkout staged by the TUC leadership and Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, during a meeting with representatives of the federal government over the increment in pump price stressing that the labour leaders have limited options to explore over the matter.

Strike: IPMAN urges Nigerian government to address PENGASSAN demands

The Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria has called for a quick resolution of the dispute between the Federal Government and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria.

Strike: Meeting with Nigerian government inconclusive – PENGASSAN

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), on Wednesday said a meeting it held with the Federal Government was inconclusive.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

PENGASSAN Strike: No need for panic buying – NNPC

The NNPC GMD reiterated that the Corporation is determined to make the 2020 end-of-year festivities a zero fuel queue period just like the preceding year, noting that critical stockholders in the petroleum products supply and distribution chain such as tanker drivers, depot owners and road transport owners have been mobilized to ensure hitch-free season.

IPPIS: Petrol scarcity imminent as PENGASSAN downs tools

Nigeria may face the scarcity of petrol in the coming days as oil workers have been ordered to down tools nationwide.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank: Lower oil demand may persist beyond 2021

It stated that while metal and agricultural commodities had recouped their losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and were expected to make modest gains in 2021, energy prices, despite some recovery, were expected to stabilise below pre-pandemic levels next year.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil drops more than $1 after Saudi price cuts, demand optimism fades

The drop is coming after Saudi Arabia made the deepest monthly price cuts for supply to Asia in five months as optimism about demand recovery cooled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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