Eni to build 50MW solar power plant in Angolan province

In Angola, the Italian oil company Eni has just signed with the government...

China uses solar to promote tv usage in Cameroon’s rural areas

Solar-powered satellite TV kits have been installed in 300 Cameroonian villages. The donation...

Itron to provide advanced metering infrastructure network in Benin

Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and...

The share of natural gas in the African energy mix will increase from 5% to 25% by 2040 – IEA

According to the energy outlook of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the share...

Egypt’s Sovereign Fund aims to acquire $1.98bn of shares in power plants built by Siemens

In Egypt, the Sovereign Fund aims to acquire shares, worth approximately $ 1.98...

Africa50 partners Power Africa and leverages more funding for Africa’s electricity sector

Power Africa and Africa50 have just signed a memorandum of understanding in a...

Morocco’s MASEN and UNIDO commit to support development of green energy

The promotion of renewable energy technologies is at the heart of a cooperation...

Meridiam wins concession contract for 34MW Kinguele Dam in Gabon

In Gabon, Meridiam has just signed a concession contract for the Kinguele run-of-river...
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OPEC+ faces “major challenge” from competitors’ surging oil output – IEA

Nov 15, 2019

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies face stiffening competition in 2020, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, adding urgency to the oil producer group’s…

Savannah Petroleum closes Seven Energy transaction

Nov 15, 2019

Savannah becomes full-cycle E&P company following transformational acquisition Savannah Petroleum, the British independent oil & gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, has announced the completion of…

Morocco’s OCP sees Nigeria ammonia plant beginning production in 2023

Nov 15, 2019

Moroccan phosphate producer OCP Group expects a planned $1.3 billion ammonia plant in Nigeria to start producing in late 2023, a senior company official said on Thursday.  The plant will…

OPEC highlights drop in Nigeria’s oil output in October

Nov 14, 2019

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, has disclosed that Nigeria’s oil output dropped to 1.811 million barrels per day, bpd, in October, 2019 from 1.848 bpd in the…

Marketers lament as Customs impounds fuel tankers

Nov 14, 2019

Petroleum products marketers under the aegis of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association on Nigeria (IPMAN), Lagos branch has launched a strong protest against the action of the Nigeria Customs Service…

DPR reads riot act to dealers of adulterated lubricants

Nov 14, 2019

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has vowed to go after dealers of adulterated lubricants which, it says, are causing serious economic and environmental hazards. Speaking at a workshop…

Nigeria losing billions to gas flaring – Reps

Nov 14, 2019

The House of Representatives has expressed concern about the huge financial loss the nation is incurring as a result of gas flaring by oil companies operating in the Niger…

Customs seeks re-imposition of import tax on petroleum products

Nov 14, 2019

The Nigeria Customs Service is seeking the reintroduction of import tax on petroleum products. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali, said this at the 2020 budget defence before…

Petroleum Minister laments ambiguity in Nigeria’s oil & gas laws

Nov 14, 2019

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has expressed discomfort with Nigeria’s legislations affecting the oil and gas industry. Sylva explained that clarity in the drafting of…

FG charges N50 for multi-billion pipelines licences

Nov 14, 2019

Sixty-three years after the Oil Pipelines Act came into force, the country has continued to charge a meagre N50 for licences to operate pipeline networks worth $4.6 million. Verification…

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Reps seek revival of coal mines

Nov 15, 2019

The House of Representatives has condemned the abandonment of coal mining in Nigeria, saying the natural resource would have been used to address the power crisis in the country.…

CREN advocates increased financing for renewable in Nigeria

Nov 15, 2019

To bridge electricity gap in the country, experts have again harped on the need for government and finance institutions to increase the provision of credit facilities for the development…

Cloud Energy launches solar home system

Nov 14, 2019

Cloud Energy, Nigeria’s renewable energy solutions provider, has broken the jinx of poor electricity supply to Nigerians living in rural and semi urban communities with the launch of the…

Tizeti to leverage solar as it rolls out 4G LTE across Nigeria

Nov 14, 2019

West African solar-based ISP Tizeti has launched its 4G LTE network in Rivers, Ogun and Edo States in Nigeria, and has confirmed plans to roll the service out to…

Metering firm to begin assembling solar panels locally

Nov 13, 2019

The Metering Solutions Manufacturing Services Limited (MSMSL) in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State plans to commence the assembling of solar panels. Tthe Chief Executive Officer of…

China threatens to suspend Mambilla hydro power plant funding over legal dispute

Nov 11, 2019

The Chinese government has asked the federal government to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power project or it would not provide funds for the project.…

OPEC fully supports Paris climate pact – Barkindo

Nov 9, 2019

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Tuesday that the oil producer group fully supports the Paris Agreement on climate change, a day after the Trump administration said it had…

ERA engages 10,000 youths for solar power development skills

Nov 8, 2019

The Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, yesterday declared that ERA and its partners will in the next three years…

Ministers visit Chinese embassy, solicit for funds over Mambilla hydro project

Nov 8, 2019

The Federal Government represented by three ministers has asked the Chinese government to expedite action on funding of the Mambilla Power Project. Speaking during a visit to the Chinese…

Power Africa helps Nigeria tap private sector to help boost off-grid power for SMEs

Nov 7, 2019

Power Africa, the U.S. government’s initiative to help improve access to electricity across the continent, is helping Nigeria to access innovative private sector financing that will provide clean, safe,…

POWER

Discos, Gencos keep mum over strike as FG officials meet

Nov 15, 2019

Officials of the Federal Ministry of Power on Wednesday held a meeting to discuss the way forward on the 21-day strike notice issued by the National Union of Electricity…

NNPC secures $1.16m USTDA grant for 1,350MW Abuja power plant

Nov 14, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) have concluded arrangement to sign a $1.16 million grant as part funding for the…

Nigeria’s tech sector held back by unreliable power supply – Survey

Nov 14, 2019

Nigeria’s young tech sector faces a major hurdle in an unreliable power supply, with the average tech firm reporting over 30 power outages per month, according to a major…

Nigeria’s power market worth N144bn – Cummins Director

Nov 14, 2019

Cummins West Africa Limited, a diesel and natural gas engine manufacturer, has put the worth of power market in Nigeria at $400 million (about N144 billion). The Director of…

Nigeria’s electricity meter gap to consume N324bn – Mojec

Nov 14, 2019

A total sum of $900 million (about N324 billion) has been projected to fund pre-paid electricity meter requirement in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Mojec Meter Assets Management Company,…

EEDC says 4,000MW incapable of meeting electricity needs of over 200m Nigerians

Nov 13, 2019

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has said that the 4,000 megawatts generated in Nigeria daily cannot meet the electricity needs of Nigerians. Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka…

PHED disconnects Cross River state owned water board over N175m debt

Nov 13, 2019

The Power Holding Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) in Cross River State has disconnected the state-owned multi-million naira water board office from the electricity grid. The water board is said…

Discos must invest in their infrastructure – Minister

Nov 13, 2019

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, said the Distribution Companies, DISCOs, must invest in their distribution infrastructures to address the power limitations in the country.   This is coming…

Rising populations in Nigeria, others disproportionate to electricity supply – IEA

Nov 13, 2019

African countries need to invest four times more in electricity than they are investing now in order to expand reliable supply to the whole continent, the International Energy Agency…

Power minister says FG will encourage manufacturing of power equipment in Nigeria

Nov 12, 2019

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, on Tuesday said that the ministry will encourage local manufacturers of power equipment in the country to produce things that will be…

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