Uganda to sanction power distributor

Uganda aims to impose financial penalties from March, on its sole power distributor,...

South Africa aiming to finalise long-term energy plan next month – Minister

South Africa is aiming to finalise a long-term plan for the country’s energy...

Eskom elaborates on its request for 15% increase in tariff

On Monday, Eskom shared the rationale for its average annual electricity increase application...

Tlou Energy announces recommencement of drilling at the Lesedi CBM project, Botswana

Tlou Energy, the ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on developing gas-to-power...

Off-grid solar platform BBOXX receives $31m AIIM cash boost

Off-grid solar power provider BBOXX has secured a USD-31-million (EUR 27m) investment from...

KenolKobil board okays takeover by French firm Rubis Energie

The board of NSE-listed oil marketer KenolKobil has endorsed the proposed takeover of...

Libya’s GECOL says third turbine of Ruwais power plant back to service

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) confirmed the return of the third...

Ghana could benefit from a third Power Compact – MiDA

The chief executive officer (CEO) of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Martin Eson-Benjamin...
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OIL & GAS

Nigerian firm MOB Integrated, emerges largest supplier of LPG in W. Africa

Jan 16, 2019

Petroleum marketing company in Lagos, MOB Integrated Services Limited, is now the largest supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in West Africa, delivering over 25,000 metric tonnes (MT) monthly…

Atiku reiterates plan to privatise NNPC as Nigeria’s elections approach

Jan 16, 2019

Nigeria’s main opposition candidate for president said on Wednesday he would seek to privatise the state oil company and other government assets if elected next month, while removing a…

Oil bloc concessionaires heighten race for renewal before elections

Jan 15, 2019

The concessioners of 28 expired oil blocks have heightened the race for the renewal of their leases ahead of the 2019 general elections. Most of the firms, it was…

Nigeria earned $640.35m from oil, gas exports in October 2018

Jan 15, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday said that Nigeria earned $640.35million from the export of crude oil and gas for the month of October, 2018. The NNPC…

Niger Govt reconfirms hydrocarbon discovery in Bida Basin

Jan 15, 2019

The Niger State government has again confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon in the Bida basin, but explained that the state has not been able to confirm the presence of…

Pipeline vandalism increased by 42.9% in October – NNPC

Jan 15, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday raised alarm over the rising incidence of pipeline vandalism across the country. In a statement, the NNPC spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, said…

Report calls for cautious investment in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector

Jan 15, 2019

Analysts at Agusto & Co, a credit rating and research company have urged investors in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry to be guarded in their investments in the sector,…

In 3 years, Nigeria’s average daily petrol usage was 51m litres – PPPRA

Jan 15, 2019

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has disclosed that between 2016 and 2018, a period of three years, Nigerians consumed an average of 51 million litres of petrol…

Eland Oil & Gas announces operational update and provides 2019 guidance

Jan 15, 2019

Eland Oil & Gas, an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, has provided an update on operations and…

Nigerian crude spot trade dwindles as new programmes due to emerge

Jan 15, 2019

Spot activity dwindled on Monday as traders awaited the new March Nigerian loading programmes that are expected to emerge this week, while India’s IOC mopped up some cargoes via…

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Discos’ operations threatened as Tesla eyes Nigerian power market

Jan 16, 2019

United States electric carmaker Tesla has introduced in Nigeria batteries that can power homes and businesses, which could worsen the pathetic situation of electricity distribution companies currently veering dangerously…

No diversion of N219b allocated for Mambilla power project – Fashola

Jan 14, 2019

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said there is no budgetary or cash provision of $600 million (about N219 billion) for the Mambilla power project. The…

TCN receives approval to evacuate power from Mambila hydro power plant

Jan 14, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Monday revealed it has received an approval to evacuate power from the Mambila Hydro Power Plant. Describing the Mambila Power Project as…

Den Bosch social start-up to electrify 1 million households in Nigeria

Jan 14, 2019

Rural Spark, a social start-up from Den Bosch, and SmartPower Nigeria set out to electrify around one million un-electrified households in the west-African country within the next five years.…

N812m approved by FEC for land demarcation for Mambilla hydropower project – Fashola

Jan 14, 2019

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N812m for demarcation of the specific area of land to be affected by the Mambilla Hydro Power Project. Minister of Power, Works…

Electric Vehicles will boost medium, small businesses in Nigeria – NSE

Jan 10, 2019

There is need for government to begin to map out strategies to embrace the Electric Vehicles (EVs) technology, as beyond moving with current technology, it will also boost medium…

Nigeria generates less than 10% of her electricity needs – Country Manager, D.Light

Jan 10, 2019

Ojo, Ayodele Anthony, the Country Manager, D.light, a global solution energy company and pioneer in delivering affordable solar-powered solutions to people in the developing world, in a recent interview…

SA’s DLO Energy Resources looks to build 30MW solar park in Kaduna, others

Jan 8, 2019

A solar power plant will be built by 2019 in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. The facility will be built by DLO Energy Resources Group, a South African company wholly…

IAEA reviews Nigeria’s regulatory performance on nuclear energy

Jan 7, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has examined the performance and operational framework of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA). The IAEA, also assessed the operations of nuclear regulators…

Nigeria’s offgrid market saw increased funding in 2018

Jan 7, 2019

Nigeria’s off-grid sector saw significant funding both from local and international sources in the past year. One of the biggest funds came to Rubitec Solar who built an 85kw…

POWER

FG seeks N400m diesel to commission turbines for Kaduna power plant

Jan 16, 2019

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPW&H), is shopping for suppliers to procure about 1.6 million litres of diesel with N400 million budget for the eight gas…

Power supply to Nigerian households still inadequate – NOIPolls

Jan 16, 2019

Nigeria’s leading survey and polling firm, NOIPolls Ltd, says that its new aggregated power poll results released for 2018 showed that power supply still remains inadequate to Nigerian households.…

Gencos threaten to shut down power plants over various challenges

Jan 16, 2019

Electricity generation companies in the country have said they will be forced to shut down their power plants if the challenges facing them are not addressed. The Association of…

NERC evades Gencos’ complaints of poor settlement, impartiality

Jan 15, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said it will not be involved in the constant demand by power generation companies (Gencos) in Nigeria’s electricity market to ensure the…

TCN announces planned power outage in Lagos, Ogun

Jan 14, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has announced a planned power outage in some parts of Lagos and Ogun States on January 13 and 15 between 8am and 5pm. Ndidi…

NERC records 41% rise in power investors’ operational permits payments

Jan 14, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said it received more money in 2017 than it did in 2016 from power sector investors who sought for regulatory permits or…

TCN receives approval to evacuate power from Mambila hydro power plant

Jan 14, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Monday revealed it has received an approval to evacuate power from the Mambila Hydro Power Plant. Describing the Mambila Power Project as…

Electricity consumers’ debt hits N62.2bn in 3 months – NERC

Jan 14, 2019

The indebtedness of power consumers to electricity distribution companies hit N62.2bn within a space of three months, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said. The debt was recorded in…

FG records 8,686.6mw increase in power generation in December

Jan 10, 2019

The Federal Government recorded an increase of 8,686.6 megawatts (MW) in power generation in December 2018, as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) transmitted 125,346.4mw as against 116,659.8mw in…

Kaduna Electric, Siemens partner on power sector roadmap

Jan 10, 2019

Pursuant to the drive to actualise the National Electrification Road Map submitted to the Federal Government by Siemens, the Management of Kaduna Electric and Siemens have commenced bilateral talks…

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