Botswana joins ERGI to support production of metals required for EV batteries

Botswana has joined the Energy Resource Governance Initiative, an initiative to support the...

Ghana to begin construction of Pwalugu multipurpose dam

Ghana is set to commence construction of Pwalugu multipurpose Dam in November this...

VAALCO Energy confirms oil discovery with Etame 9P appraisal well offshore Gabon

VAALCO Energy has announced that the Etame 9P appraisal well, targeting the subcropping...

Algeria risks moving from a net exporter to a net importer of gas by 2030

Algeria is likely to become a net importer of gas in the next...

Total increases oil production in Block 17, offshore Angola

The French Oil company Total said it spent USD 2.5 billion on three...

MAN Energy Solutions to stabilize power supply in Gambia

MAN Energy Solutions will provide two 9L51/60 engines to a new power plant...

Cronimet installs off grid solar on shopping centre rooftop in Namibia

The 1130 kWp rooftop photovoltaic system at Wernhil Park shopping center in Windhoek,...

Relief for Kenyan motorists as super petrol price drops by Sh4.76

The prices of super petrol and diesel have decreased by Sh4.76 and Sh1.08...
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Nigeria’s border closure reduced fuel consumption by 8m litres – FG

Oct 19, 2019

The Federal Government has said the closure of the land borders by the Nigeria Customs Service has cut down the consumption of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol,…

Oil firms to adopt plans against spills in Bauchi, Gombe – NOSDRA

Oct 19, 2019

Following the recent discovery of oil in Bauchi and Gombe states, the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has said oil companies must soon adopt oil spill…

Market data suggests OPEC+ will have to cut output in December

Oct 19, 2019

The OPEC+ group of oil producers will need to make deeper output cuts when they meet in December. That’s the inescapable conclusion from the latest round of monthly reports…

Nigeria records highest oil theft rate in the world – NNRC Report

Oct 19, 2019

The highest ever reported crude oil theft in the world has taken place in Nigeria with the country recording approximately 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude theft, a report…

Benin port to receive petroleum products from Dangote jetty

Oct 18, 2019

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki and the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, have inspected ongoing work at the Dangote Jetty and Port operated by Dangote…

Major oil companies to face stiff sanctions for default – NCDF

Oct 18, 2019

Major operating oil companies who have evaded statutory deployment of one per cent of the value of contracts awarded in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry…

Savannah Petroleum secures loan facility as Seven Energy transaction draws to a close

Oct 18, 2019

Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil & gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, is pleased to announce it has entered into an unsecured loan facility…

FG not contemplating subsidy removal – Minister

Oct 18, 2019

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, has said the federal government is not in anyway contemplating to remove subsidy, even as he revealed that crude oil has…

Nigerian oil minister says FG not optimistic about recovering $62bn from oil majors

Oct 17, 2019

Oil minister Timipre Sylva said Nigeria knows it cannot recover $62 billion from oil majors despite ongoing cases against the companies for money the government believes it is owed.…

Dangote Refinery completes piling, to begin piping as part of next phase

Oct 17, 2019

The 650,000 barrels per day(bpd), Dangote Petroleum refinery has announced the completion of pilling works described as the largest in the world. Group Executive Director (GED), Strategy, Capital Projects and…

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FG earmarks N2bn for Mambilla hydro power project in 2020 budget

Oct 19, 2019

The Federal Government has set aside N2 billion in the 2020 budget for the revival of the 40-year old abandoned Mambilla Hydro Power project. The budget, according to the…

AEDC, GVE, Wuse Market Association sign solar power supply agreement

Oct 19, 2019

Today,18th October, 2019, the Rural Electrification Agency witnessed the signing ceremony of tripartite agreement between Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Green Village Electricity (GVE) and Wuse Market Association for…

Jigawa looking to set up mega solar power project in Daurawa

Oct 18, 2019

The Deputy Governor of Jigawa, Malam Umar Namadi, said on Tuesday that the state government had concluded plans to set up a mega solar power project in Daurawa, Gwiwa…

Firm unveils new solar products for Nigerian market

Oct 17, 2019

A renewable energy firm, Royal Power and Energy Limited has unveiled brands of hybrid solar home systems, inverters and other renewable energy devices as it launches its regional office…

Dangote’s coal mining venture to conserve forex for FG – ED

Oct 17, 2019

The Dangote Group has revealed that its decision to venture into coal mining was simply a way of conserving the scarce foreign reserve associated with coal importation into the…

REA, others to explore nexus opportunities between the off-grid and agric sectors

Oct 17, 2019

The Rural Electrification Agency in collaboration with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) with support from the Nigeria Support Programme (NESP) – a programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur…

Rensource receives global recognition for solar power initiative

Oct 15, 2019

Nigeria’s distributed energy company, Rensource with headquarters in Lagos, has gained international recognition over its solar power initiatives across the country. The company was recognised during a panel session…

EU aids Nigeria’s renewable energy reform scheme

Oct 14, 2019

To demonstrate its diversity of engagement in transforming the sector, the European Union recently announced a €30 million sustainable energy investment fund for off-grid solution development in the country. The world…

Private sector reluctant to take over NASENI’s solar cell factory – VC

Oct 10, 2019

The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructures (NASENI), Prof Mohammed Sani Haruna has explained the seeming reluctance of the private to take over…

ROGEP to boost access to electricity in Nigeria through solar

Oct 10, 2019

The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project will help Nigeria accelerate its access to electricity through the use of stand-alone solar photovoltaic systems. ROGEP is also providing support on access to…

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Excavation machine damages TCN’s underground transmission lines in Abuja

Oct 18, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has said that one of its 132kV underground transmission lines was damaged by an excavation machine working for IBB Golf Club, Abuja. It said…

Inadequate gas supply, others are major challenges facing Nigeria’s power sector – PwC

Oct 18, 2019

PwC Nigeria has disclosed that inadequate gas supply, limited transmission lines, among others are biggest problem facing Nigeria’s electricity sector. The international auditing company explained that operational inefficiencies, poor…

Distribution of prepaid meters under MAP scheme hits various snags

Oct 18, 2019

The euphoria, which greeted the introduction and implementation of Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) scheme, by the Federal Government, may have waned, five months after the firms, which applied to…

Ikeja Electric signs power supply deal with Ikeja GRA

Oct 17, 2019

Ikeja Electric Plc and Ikeja GRA Residents Association have signed a power purchase agreement that will enable the estate to have up to 24 hours of supply daily. The…

Transcorp consortium, Quest Electricity win bids for Afam Genco, Yola Disco respectively

Oct 17, 2019

The National Council on Privatisation has approved Transcorp Power Consortium as the preferred bidder for the Afam Electricity Generation Company (Afam Power Plc and Afam Three Fast Power Limited)…

Workers shut down Kaduna Disco’s offices over salaries, others

Oct 17, 2019

Workers of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company have vowed to continue to protest the nonpayment of their outstanding salaries and non-remittance of deducted pensions to their Pension Fund Administrations…

AEDC to engage NERC over licence withdrawal

Oct 16, 2019

Investors in the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said they will continue to engage with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) after the regulator notified them of intent to…

Canadian firm set for $2.3b Nigerian power deal

Oct 16, 2019

Nigeria and a Canadian firm, TREDIC Star Core, may sign $2.3billion power deal to boost power generation by 1,652 megawatts(Mw) of electricity. The firm’s Representative in Nigeria, Mr Abayomi…

Meter asset provider franchise holders at crossroads over 35% hike in customs duty

Oct 15, 2019

The Federal Government’s Plan to supply about five million meters to Nigerian electricity consumers under its Meter Asset Provider (MAP), scheme may have recorded its worst major setback following a…

TCN may sue NERC over transfer of 132Kv customers to Discos

Oct 15, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disclosed that it may institute a legal action against the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for ceding electricity consumers on the 132…

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