Two Tullow Oil execs resign due to low oil production in Ghana

On Monday, two officials of the British oil company have resigned with immediate...

Algeria’s Government establishes a renewable energy ombudsman’s office

An office for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency was officially established in Algeria...

48% of Zimbabweans have access to electricity – Survey

At least 48 percent of Zimbabweans are connected to the country's power grid,...

Energy Ministers want Rusumo hydropower project completed in 2021

Although the progress of construction works of 80MW Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project...

Engie and partners inaugurate wind farm in Ras Ghareb, Egypt

A consortium led by Engie has recently launched a wind farm in the...

South Africa’s load shedding moves to stage 4

Following the loss of additional generation units, Eskom has bumped up load shedding...

Predator Oil & Gas executes Guercif rig option Morocco

Predator Oil & Gas Holdings has provided an update on its drilling plans for...

Memve’ele dam in Cameroon to be put into service on December 31

Information from the Ministry of Water and Energy (Minee) reports on the completion...
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Shelf Drilling secures another extension for drilling rig with Exxon in Nigeria

Dec 9, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a one-year extension for the Trident XIV jack-up rig offshore Nigeria. The rig owner said on Monday that the extension is in…

Dangote Refinery will strengthen Nigeria’s local content policy – NCDMB boss

Dec 9, 2019

The Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, NCDMB, has stated that the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Petroleum Refinery project under construction would assist in the implementation of local content…

NLNG Train 7 delay affecting other potential projects – AEC

Dec 9, 2019

The delay in taking the final investment decision on the Train 7 of the Nigeria LNG Limited is holding up other projects that could provide feedstock to the facility,…

Senate to commence legislative works on PIB in January 2020

Dec 9, 2019

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan yesterday said that the ninth Senate will commence legislative works on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Lawan has also given an assurance…

UK court ruling stifle Rivers govt’s bid to acquire Shell’s oil asset in Ogoniland

Dec 8, 2019

Last Thursday’s ruling of a UK high court rejecting a request by the Ejama-Ebubu community in Tai Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State has put a wedge in…

OPEC’s November oil output records downward trend

Dec 7, 2019

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, oil output fell in November as Angolan production slipped due to maintenance and Saudi Arabia has kept a lid on supply to…

DPR inaugurates committee for development of decommissioning requirements in Nigeria

Dec 6, 2019

The Ag. Director of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Mr. Ahmad Rufai Shakur, has inaugurated a committee at the DPR Head Office Lagos today. The membership is drawn from the private…

Nigeria files new challenge to P&ID’s $9.6bn gas-deal award

Dec 6, 2019

Nigeria mounted a new challenge in a U.K. court to the multi-billion-dollar award won against it by gas company Process & Industrial Development over a failed 2010 deal for…

NNPC says fuel supply not affected by Lagos pipeline fire

Dec 6, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday reported an oil pipeline fire outbreak along the Atlas Cove-Mosimi Pipeline, part of the System 2B pipeline in Baruwa Swamp area…

Seplat’s non-Nigerian CEO appointment legitimate – NCDMB

Dec 6, 2019

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, said Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has not broken any law by its appointment of Mr.…

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

REA, World Bank commission solar hybrid-mini project in Niger community

Dec 9, 2019

On December 7, 2019, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through its Implementing Agency – Rural Electrification Agency (REA), facilitated the commissioning of a solar hybrid mini grid power plant…

OAU to exit Nigeria’s grid by December 31st – VC

Dec 9, 2019

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has attributed the delay in the exit of the institution from the national grid to the reorganisation that occurred…

Zola Electric opens experience centre in Nigeria for renewable products

Dec 9, 2019

Zola Electric has opened its first experience centre in Nigeria. The experience centre, which is located at Ikoyi, Lagos, would serve as the retail footprint for the brand in…

Solar improving Nigerians’ access to electricity – REA MD

Dec 6, 2019

The Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, on Wednesday said that solar energy was increasing access to electricity by Nigerians in rural and underserved communities. Ogunbiyi…

Azuri Technologies CEO says Nigeria a ready market for solar energy

Dec 5, 2019

Chief Executive Officer, Azuri Technologies, Mr. Simon Bransfield-Garth, says Nigeria is a ready market for solar energy because the on-grid energy is not robust enough to support the population…

All On, Rockefeller launch $3.5m grant for Nigeria’s off-grid entrepreneurs

Dec 4, 2019

The Rockefeller Foundation and All On, a Nigerian off-grid energy impact investment company funded by Shell, on Tuesday, announced the launch of the All On Hub, a facility that…

GOGLA report sees better prospects for Nigeria, West Africa on solar usage

Dec 4, 2019

A new report from GOGLA, the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry finds an overwhelming majority (97%) of people living with a solar home system in West…

Dutch company set to light up a million Nigerian homes with solar

Dec 2, 2019

Lumos Global BV, a Dutch company specializing in off-grid solar power, plans to light up over a million Nigerian households by 2025 as it expands in Africa’s most populous…

REA trains 180 women on renewable energy

Dec 2, 2019

The Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi said it is training 180 female students across 37 federal universities and seven university teaching hospitals in Nigeria.…

FCMB urges agric-renewable energy sector collaboration for sustainable development

Dec 2, 2019

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has urged stakeholders in the agriculture and power sectors in Nigeria to deepen access to renewable sources of energy to fast-track and sustain growth in…

POWER

FG’s subsidies to Gencos hits N1.3trn

Dec 9, 2019

The Federal Government has subsidised the generation stratum of the power industry with N1.3 trillion in just 18 months. This, a document of the Ministry of Power sighted by New…

OAU to exit Nigeria’s grid by December 31st – VC

Dec 9, 2019

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has attributed the delay in the exit of the institution from the national grid to the reorganisation that occurred…

Nigeria’s Power Minister inspects 49MW Calabar power plants, urges states on investments

Dec 9, 2019

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has inspected two power plant projects of 49 megawatts (MW) capacity in Calabar as he called on states to invest in power…

Abuja Disco says it can’t avoid VAT from meter cost

Dec 9, 2019

Following the complaint about the surreptitious manner in which the Abuja Electricity Company (AEDC) has raised the cost of meters, the power firm’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Oyebode…

NERC keeps mum over licence threat as deadline expires for Discos

Dec 9, 2019

The deadline issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission mandating the electricity distributors to comply with some industry requirements or have their licences cancelled has expired. However, the power…

Disquiet as FG mulls review of 11 Discos’ ownership

Dec 9, 2019

The decision by the Federal Government to review the 40 per cent ownership of the 11 power distribution companies (DisCos) has sparked controversy in the sector, The Nation has learnt. It…

AAUA partners energy company to generate 4MW of electricity

Dec 8, 2019

The Adekunle Ajasin Universitiy, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, said it had entered into partnership with an energy firm, Dantata Energy Solution, to generate four megawatts of electricity to supply…

AEDC invests N19bn in distribution network

Dec 7, 2019

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company on Wednesday told lawmakers in the National Assembly that it had complied with the demands of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to avert the…

FG set to take over Yola Disco with N27bn

Dec 6, 2019

The Federal Government is set to retake full possession of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company with about N27bn. The National Assembly approved the sum of N26,901,762,500 as refund for…

AfDB says Nigeria spends N5.075trn annually on generators

Dec 5, 2019

Nigeria and its business community spend a whopping $14 billion (N5.075 trillion) per annum on petrol and diesel powered generators. This has contributed in numerous ways to increasing cost…

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