Kenya says present crude oil capacity not enough for refinery

Crude oil deposits so far discovered in Kenya are insufficient to allow for...

VRA debt will not stop power supply in Ghana – Ghana Gas

The Volta River Authority (VRA) owes the Ghana Gas Company Limited an amount...

UFG denies agreement with Egyptian govt on Damietta LNG plant restart

The negotiations with the Egyptian authorities are still ongoing. UFG reiterates its commitment...

Poor power demand dims low tariff hope for Kenyans

Kenya's quest for cheaper power tariffs may remain a fanciful dream, sector players...

AfDB begins electricity cooperative feasibility studies in Nigeria and Ethiopia

The African Development Bank has kicked off a feasibility study to explore the...

Sun Exchange & Decentral Energy partner to take on larger South African solar projects

We have exciting news to share today that will deepen our impact on...

Over 500 landowners to be affected in Kenya’s crude export right of way

The Kenyan government has published a gazette giving notice to land owners along...

Kanye solar street light project takes off in Botswana

An over P4 million project to erect solar street light commenced in Kanye...
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Nigeria’s downstream sector records $56bn revenue yearly – Enyo MD

Feb 20, 2019

Nigeria’s downstream sector records a yearly income of 56 billion dollars, Mr Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, has said. Awobokun made this known at…

Banks yet to honour FG’s promissory notes as subsidy arrears payments linger

Feb 20, 2019

Two months after the Federal Government the first tranche of N236 billion out of an estimated N800 billion subsidy arrears owed oil marketers, indications have emerged that Deposit Money…

NLNG, marketers assure Nigerians of cooking gas availability

Feb 20, 2019

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), and the Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), have reassured Nigerians of the continuous availability and price stability of Liquefied Petroleum…

Gas flare commercialisation set to attract $3.5bn investments to Nigeria – FG

Feb 20, 2019

The ongoing gas flare commercialisation programme of the Federal Government will attract $3.5bn worth of investments to Nigeria. In a reply to enquiries on the status of the programme,…

Atiku restates plan to privatise NNPC if elected president

Feb 20, 2019

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday in Kaduna reiterated his plan to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), if elected president on…

Diesel price increased by 1.59% in January 2019 – NBS

Feb 19, 2019

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that the price of diesel increased to N225.09 in January from N219.54 recorded in December 2018. It said the average price…

NNPC supplied 19bn litres of petrol in 13 months

Feb 19, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that in the last 13 months, it supplied a total of 19,437,894,096.66 billion litres of petroleum products into the Nigerian downstream…

Indian Oil signs first annual deal for U.S. oil, reduces dependence on Nigeria, OPEC

Feb 18, 2019

Indian Oil Corp, the country’s top refiner, has signed its first annual deal to buy U.S. oil, paying about 1.5 billion dollars for 60,000 barrels a day in the…

Niger Delta militants allege attack on oil pipeline near Warri

Feb 18, 2019

A new militant group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed on Twitter that it attacked a gas and crude oil pipeline belonging to state oil firm NNPC…

Cooking gas marketers groan, count losses over postponed polls

Feb 18, 2019

The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers said on Sunday that the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission had affected their businesses negatively.…

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

FG commissions N146m solar power plant in Sokoto

Feb 13, 2019

The federal government has commissioned a 60 kilowatts (KW) grid connected solar power plant in Torankawa community of Sokoto state worth N146 million. The Acting Director, Department of Renewable…

BOI, All On launch Niger Delta Off Grid Energy Fund

Feb 12, 2019

The Bank of Industry (BOI) and All On have announced the establishment of a N1billion Niger Delta Off-Grid Energy Fund. The fund will provide local currency debt financing to…

REA to support economic clusters, others with off-grid electricity in 2019

Feb 10, 2019

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is supporting 80,000 shops across the country with off-grid electricity in 2019. This happens as the Power, Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola,…

First Bank partners Azuri on clean energy, financial inclusion

Feb 7, 2019

First Bank of Nigeria Limited says it is partnering Azuri Technologies, a leader in pay-as-you-go solar technology, to help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria while bringing affordable, reliable and…

USADF, All On open applications for $100,000 Off Grid Energy Challenge

Feb 6, 2019

The US African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On have officially opened the application window for the 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge, which will provide up to $100,000 in…

FG revokes 4,176 mining titles in 8 years

Feb 4, 2019

The Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development said it revoked 4,176 mining titles between 2011 and 2018. The ministry disclosed this in a report made available to journalists…

NoMAP to help more Nigerian households’ gain access to solar power

Jan 31, 2019

The Nigeria Off-Grid Market Programme has announced the completion of the integration of five solar home systems’ companies into the agency Network of an Information Technology company, Swifta. NoMAP…

REA electrifies another Nigerian market in South East

Jan 31, 2019

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has completed its provision of alternative clean and affordable power supply to another Nigerian market – Ariaria International Market in Aba – Abia State,…

Banks plan 15% interest rate loan for mini-grid operators – REF ED

Jan 30, 2019

The local commercial banks are planning some concessionary loans of about 15 to 20% interest rates for mini-grid operators under the Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP) II, it was…

Nigeria’s commercial banks still ignore solar market – Report

Jan 30, 2019

Commercial banks in Nigeria are still largely absent from the country’s commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market, offering debt that developers consider too costly and only for tenors up…

POWER

Coalition seeks Fashola’s action against NBET MD

Feb 20, 2019

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to act on the corruption allegations against the director-general of the…

AfDB begins electricity cooperative feasibility studies in Nigeria and Ethiopia

Feb 20, 2019

The African Development Bank has kicked off a feasibility study to explore the potential of electricity cooperative business models in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The effort is part of the…

Borno receives new power transmission substation

Feb 20, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has commissioned a 33/132/33kV transmission substation at Molai at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis to boost power supply in Maiduguri. The boost is…

EEDC begins mass disconnection of properties under power lines

Feb 20, 2019

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has commenced massive disconnection of all properties erected in violation of power line Right of Way (ROW) in the entire South-East. EEDC’s Head…

FG says it is committed to N701b power generation intervention fund

Feb 20, 2019

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has pledged commitment to pay N701 billion Payment Assurance fund to power Generation Companies (GenCos). Reacting to a media report, which claimed…

TCN commissions 450MVA transformers at Alaoji, Kumbotso stations

Feb 19, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has commissioned a 300MVA transformer at the 330/132/33kV Alaoji Transmission stations in Abia State. It has also delivered a 150MVA transformer…

NERC orders DisCos to complete customers’ survey in 42 days

Feb 18, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed all Distribution Companies (DisCos) to complete the enumeration of their customers by March 31, 2019. The Commission also urged all electricity…

AGFIP prepares to construct 100MW power plant in Anambra

Feb 18, 2019

All is now set for the building of a 100 megawatts power plant, 20km transmission line and 20km gas line at Ugbenu in Awka North Local Government Area of…

Kaduna Electric begins network maintenance

Feb 18, 2019

Kaduna Electric has said it has begun a series of network maintenance that would result in interruptions in power supply. It said the maintenance was necessary ahead of the…

FG inaugurates new power transmission sub-station in Yobe

Feb 15, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned a new 330/132/33KV Transmission Substation in Damaturu, Yobe. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari was represented by the Minister of…

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