Dutch firm to invest $70m on solar factory in Rwanda

At least 900,000 households, or 4.2 million people, will be connected to electricity...

Tlou Energy provides update on Lesedi CBM project in Botswana

Tlou Energy has announced that the Lesedi 3 production pod has successfully reached Critical Desorption...

Quantel RE set to construct Malawi solar plant

Independent power producer (IPP), Quantel Renewable Energy, plans to construct a 50-MW solar...

Ghana’s NLA to roll out solar powered e-kiosks soon

The National Lottery Authority's (NLA) solar-powered e-kiosk, which will be rolled out soon...

Libya continues operational tests on Ubari gas fired plant

Informed sources from Ubari gas-fired power plant confirmed Saturday the continuation of operational...

OLA Energy, UADH sign agreement for Africa operations

Two agreements have been signed today: (1) an agreement between Eurorepar Car Service...

Anadarko announces Mozambique LNG FID

Anadarko Petroleum and the co-venturers in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1, have announced a...

Voith provides water to wire solution for small hydropower plant in Burundi

Project is of high national importance since it will support the economic and...
OIL & GAS
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OIL & GAS

Eterna calls for downstream oil deregulation to enable expansion of its operations

Jun 19, 2019

Citing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC’s) interference in the downstream sector as propelling unfavourable competition with other players, thus leading to the unpredictability in the market, Eterna Plc has urged…

Nigeria losing about 10m litres of petrol daily to smuggling

Jun 19, 2019

Smugglers of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, are stealing about 10 million litres of the commodity daily and selling it to neighbouring countries, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…

NNPC meets with investors in UK, negotiates $7bn FDIs

Jun 19, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said a team from the corporation is currently in London negotiating deals that will attract Foreign Direct Investments valued at about $7bn into…

Addax signs long-term deal for Yinson FPSO

Jun 19, 2019

After months of negotiations and short-term contract extensions, Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has managed to secure a longer-term contract for its FPSO Adoon with Addax Petroleum Development in Nigeria.…

Nigeria’s oil production currently at 2.3 mbpd – NNPC GMD

Jun 18, 2019

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, says the country’s daily oil production is currently 2.32million barrel per day. Mr Baru disclosed this on Tuesday…

Nigeria sees cooking gas prices decline by 1.7% in May

Jun 18, 2019

Prices of Petroleum products across the 36 states of the federation witnessed a significant decline in the month of May, 2019, with the price of cooking gas decreasing by…

FG evaluates 250 companies for 178 gas flare points

Jun 18, 2019

The Federal Government, through the steering committee of Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP), on Monday, commenced prequalification of over 250 companies that have submitted their expression of interest…

NSIA makes moves to reduce gas flaring in Nigeria

Jun 18, 2019

To reduce what it described as incredible economic waste, compounded by environmental pollution, the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), plans to invest in the biggest gas flare capture in…

Exxon, others offer Nigerian crude at high levels

Jun 18, 2019

Some sellers of Nigerian crude have offered crude cargoes at higher levels. About 25 cargoes of Nigerian crude were still available in July, fewer than the 30 estimated on…

Eland Oil & Gas set to drill five wells on OML 40 in June

Jun 18, 2019

Eland Oil & Gas, Nigeria focused upstream oil and natural gas exploration company and its partner state-owned Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) are set to start a five-well drilling…

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Stakeholders canvass support for renewable energy to reduce pollution in Nigeria

Jun 19, 2019

To mitigate the effects of air pollution, experts have called for the use of renewable energy solutions. Indeed, they argued that governments, industries, communities, and individuals should come together…

Renewable energy unlikely to overtake oil for decades – OPEC scribe

Jun 19, 2019

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr. Mohammad Barkindo, has said the upcoming meeting of the group and its non-OPEC member allies led by…

Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit $288.9bn, exceeding fossil fuel investment

Jun 19, 2019

Global investment in renewable energy hit USD 288.9 billion in 2018, with the amount spent on new capacity far exceeding the financial backing for new fossil fuel power, according…

Nigeria’s REA, Ethiopian delegates in bilateral exchange over accelerating mini-grids

Jun 18, 2019

As part of REA’s strategic engagement with vital stakeholders geared towards encouraging beneficial exchange of ideas, an Ethiopian delegation visited the REA office for a peer-to-peer exchange on the…

MESL raises Kainji, Jebba hydro power plants output by 462MW

Jun 18, 2019

The Managing Director, Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL), Engr. Lamu Audu, has said the firm improved the capacity of Kainji and Jebba plants by 462 megawatts (MW). When it…

Finnfund finances energy efficient solar power solutions in Nigeria

Jun 16, 2019

Finnish development financier Finnfund has signed a pioneering 5 million US dollar long-term senior debt financing to Starsight Power Utility Limited group. Starsight offers solar-diesel-battery hybrid generation and efficient…

Mines ministry spends N20bn from intervention fund

Jun 11, 2019

The immediate past Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, revealed that about N20 billion has been spent from the N30 billion mining Intervention Fund given…

Renewables now the lowest-cost power source in most of the world – IRENA

Jun 9, 2019

Solar power’s leading role in driving the energy transition – and the decarbonization of other sectors required to stave off catastrophic climate change – has once again been highlighted…

Nigeria serious about adding nuclear to its energy mix – ROSATOM Exec

Jun 9, 2019

To tackle its power challenge, the Federal Government is partnering ROSATOM, the Russian government-owned nuclear agency. In a recent interview with The Nation, ROSATOM’s Central and Southern Africa Chief…

FG must rid Nigeria of insurgency for nuclear energy to thrive – Century Power CEO

Jun 6, 2019

Nigeria must rid itself of insurgency and other issues that are threatening its peace and tranquility, if it wants to produce nuclear energy for growth, Chief Executive Officer, Century…

POWER

Discos seek measures to drive Nigeria’s power sector

Jun 19, 2019

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria have called for the creation of an enabling environment to ensure cost recovery and further drive investments in the nation’s power sector. The…

EU commits N53.9bn investment in Nigeria’s power sector

Jun 19, 2019

The European Union on Tuesday announced that it had committed over €156.3m (N53.9bn at N344.88 to one euro) in different financing instruments in Nigeria’s power sector. It, however, regretted…

PHED announces planned outage

Jun 19, 2019

PHED wishes to inform her esteemed customers connected to the Refinery 1 33KV feeder of a planned outage in order to install an isolator on the reserve bus at Z2.…

VP Osinbajo reveals FG’s plans for restructuring Nigeria’s power sector

Jun 19, 2019

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government is discussing with stakeholders on ways to restructure Nigeria’s power sector with a view to improving supply and attracting…

Azura defers 270MW expansion plan over lingering uncertainty in Nigeria’s electricity market

Jun 18, 2019

Azura-Edo Independent Power Plant (IPP) has shelved its plan to expand its 461 megawatts (MW) capacity power generation plant in Benin area of Edo state by an additional 270MW,…

Abuja Disco to distribute over 50,000 prepaid meters in Nasarawa

Jun 18, 2019

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), said it has distributed over 50,000 prepaid electricity meters to its customers in Nasarawa State. General manager, Corporate Communication of the AEDC, Oyebode…

Ikeja Electric says customers without pre-paid meters won’t receive electricity

Jun 17, 2019

Anthony Youdeowei, Chief Executive Officer of Ikeja Electric, has warned that consumers who fail to procure prepaid meters would no longer enjoy electricity supply. He said this at the…

Amadi, Ex-NERC Chairman says Nigeria’s power privatization was designed to fail

Jun 17, 2019

Sam Amadi, former chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says the privatisation of the power sector was designed to fail. In a series of tweets, Amadi said…

Nigerian manufacturers again lament effect of epileptic power supply on their businesses

Jun 17, 2019

Acting Chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Apapa Branch , Mr. Joe Onyebu, said that many businesses are going through very hard times as power supply dropped in recent…

Kaduna Electric looks to create jobs through franchising

Jun 17, 2019

The Managing Director of Kaduna Electric, Garba Haruna, has said the company will create thousands of indirect jobs if the franchising policy being adopted becomes operational. He said this…

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