Batoka hydro power project to spur industrial growth in Zimbabwe, Zambia – Ministers

ZIMBABWE and Zambia have said the multi-billion Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme project...

Zimbabwe MPs demand truth on fuel situation as govt plays down crisis

MPs who form parliament’s energy committee last week demanded government and energy sector...

Africa’s desert solar initiative set to provide electricity to 250m people

Solar projects stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250 million...

Meralco to spend $40m for stake in Ghana power utility

Philippine electric distribution giant Manila Electric Company (Meralco) will cough up US$40 million...

Libya’s NOC declares force majeure over PFG forces at Sharara oil field

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings...

Kenya Pipeline outgoing MD arrested

In Kenya, the outgoing MD of Kenya Pipeline Co., Joe Sang was arrested...

Qatar Petroleum to acquire 10% interest in 3 Mozambican offshore blocks from ExxonMobil

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with an ExxonMobil affiliate to acquire...

Sugar cane is the new source of electricity in Mauritius

Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant,...
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Firm refutes NNPC’s claims over pipeline contract

Dec 11, 2018

An indigenous oil and gas service company, Eraskorp Nigeria Limited (ENL), has refuted claims by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) regarding the re-award of the Trans Forcados Pipeline…

Kachikwu explains why OPEC did not grant Nigeria further oil output cut exemption

Dec 11, 2018

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has clarified that the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) did not grant Nigeria further exemption in the cartel’s…

NNPC expected to sign refineries revamp agreements this month – COO

Dec 11, 2018

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is expected to sign agreements on funding and contractual agreement with third-party financiers and contractors for the revamp of its 445,000 barrel per…

OPEC+ agree to cut oil output by 1.2M barrels

Dec 11, 2018

OPEC and it allies announced Friday crude output cuts of 1.2 million barrels per day (mbpd) to balance the global oil market. Members agreed the cartel will curb production…

FG spends N11.52bn to repair 87km oil pipeline

Dec 11, 2018

The Federal Government’s oil revenues have been slashed by N11.52 billion ($32 million) used for repairing the 87 kilometers crude oil pipeline in the Niger Delta in just 60…

San Leon Energy prepares to spud OSMU-1 well in OML 18

Dec 11, 2018

San Leon Energy, the AIM listed company focused on oil and gas development and appraisal in Africa, announced on 25 September 2018 that Eroton, the operator of the OML…

Depot owners suspend planned shutdown

Dec 11, 2018

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) has suspended its planned shutdown of depots across the country from loading petroleum products effective from 12-midnight on Sunday, Dec. 9.…

NNPC advises petroleum products consumers against panic buying

Dec 11, 2018

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured petroleum products consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying as it holds 2.6billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit…

Nigeria’s daily oil production to drop to 1.7mn barrels following OPEC cut

Dec 11, 2018

Last Friday’s resolution by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to cut 800,000 barrels, or 2.5 per cent of members daily output, will see Nigeria’s daily oil production…

Ondo set to commence bitumen exploration

Dec 11, 2018

A socio-cultural group, Ondo South Renaissance Movement, has commended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State over his commitment towards ensuring the exploration of bitumen in the state commences as…

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Kaduna state, DLO Energy to develop 30MW solar plant

Dec 11, 2018

Nigeria’s Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build lower-cost, utility-scale solar-electric generating facilities. The MoU was signed with DLO Energy Resources…

FG in talks with investors over 2,100Mw hydropower projects

Dec 11, 2018

The Federal Government yesterday said it was in talks with some unnamed investors for some hydropower projects. The government said the projects, which are located in Gurara II, Kaduna,…

States should get involved for renewables to penetrate rural Nigeria – Power for All

Dec 7, 2018

State governments in Nigeria should get involved and push through investments in Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) to electrify semi-urban and rural communities within their territories, experts at the Nigerian…

Nigeria now generating 2MW of wind power – Fashola

Dec 5, 2018

Nigeria now generates and transmits two megawatts (MW) of electricity into her national grid from the 10MW Katsina wind power farm in Lambar Rimi Katsina, the country’s power minister,…

Nigeria’s petroleum industry gets 95% of nuclear licences – NNRA

Dec 5, 2018

The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) yesterday said 95 per cent of the nuclear licences it has issued are for the petroleum industry. Its Director-General, Prof. Lawrence Dim, who…

Nigeria’s grid to gain 40MW by Feb 2019 as Kashimbilla hydro plant hits 100% completion

Dec 4, 2018

The Kashimbilla Hydropower Plant in Taraba State is 100 per cent complete and will commence generating about 40 megawatts (MW) of electricity by February, 2019, to the national grid,…

Election, others may hamper off-grid power plans – All On

Dec 3, 2018

The 2019 electioneering fever, funding and poor grid facilities may hinder the country from realising its goals of improving electricity through off-grid means, All On has said in its…

FG awards mining exploration contract to 10 companies

Nov 28, 2018

The Federal Government has awarded a mining contract to 10 exploration and consulting companies as part of the country’s efforts to develop the sector, the mining and steel development…

REA to connect 250 Nigerian rural communities to solar power

Nov 28, 2018

About 250 rural communities across Nigeria would soon be connected to stable electricity generated from solar based facilities, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has disclosed. The REA which revealed…

Power for All promotes Distributed Renewable Energy across Nigeria

Nov 27, 2018

Power for All, a global advocacy campaign for distributed renewable energy (DRE) has concluded its training program for state-level policymakers, faith-based institutions, civil society organisations and trade associations on…

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TCN signs N62bn contract for 4 transmission substations in Abuja

Dec 11, 2018

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has signed a $170 million (about N62 billion) contract to build four transmission substations in Abuja under the Abuja Transmission Project being financed…

BEDC, Ekiti partner for power restoration to communities

Dec 11, 2018

Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Plc. (BEDC) is partnering with Ekiti State Government (EKSG) on an arrangement for a more improved power supply to enable it power its streetlights for…

ExxonMobil, QIPP to invest $1.6b in A’Ibom gas and power projects

Dec 11, 2018

Oil giants, ExxonMobil and power firm QIPP, have initiated plans to invest a combined $1.6 billion in the development of gas and power projects in Akwa Ibom State soon.…

Electricity consumers’ complaints rose to 153,227 in Q2 2018

Dec 11, 2018

Electricity distribution companies in the country saw complaints from their customers rise to 153,227 in the second quarter of this year, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission said in a…

TCN secures $1.63bn to expand power transmission capacity to 8,100MW

Dec 11, 2018

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) at the weekend disclosed that it had secured $1.63 billion from sources which include the federal government and multilateral agencies to increase its…

Uninterrupted power supply possible in Nigeria – PwC

Dec 7, 2018

PWC says the attainment of uninterrupted electricity supply is possible if the right stakeholder collaborations are effected. It, therefore, stressed the urgent need for stakeholders in the power sector…

Kano Disco laments inadequate power generation from grid

Dec 7, 2018

The Managing Director of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, Alhaji Jamil Gwamna, has said inadequate power generation from the national grid is hindering the firm’s efforts to distribute power to…

115 firms seek to close Nigeria’s 4.7m metering gap

Dec 7, 2018

The number of companies seeking to become meter asset providers in the Nigeria electricity supply industry has risen to 115, as over 4.7 million electricity customers remain unmetered. The…

NERC furious with DisCos’ over slow MAP process as overbilling persists

Dec 6, 2018

The Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Prof. James Momoh, has registered displeasure at heads of the Distribution Companies (DisCos) for their slow and poor process of…

Benin Disco gets 27 bids for MAP metering scheme

Dec 5, 2018

In furtherance of its resolve to maximize the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme to further deepen its metering programme, BEDC Electricity PLC (BEDC) has received 27 applications for the…

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