COVID-19: Lai visits DPR, hails agency’s ingenuity

September 1, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the management of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for its ingenuity in ensuring that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic does not cripple the nation’s economy.  A statement by the special assistant to the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, said the minister made the remarks in Lagos Read More

Nigeria’s long-awaited oil reform bill to go to president – sources

Nigeria’s oil ministry will present a long-awaited oil and gas reform bill to the president in the coming days aimed at boosting output and attracting foreign investment, three sources close to the negotiations told Reuters. The reforms, 20 years in the making, are particularly urgent this year as low oil prices and a shift towards renewable energy have made competition Read More

We encourage more private/public partnership to boost domestic gas –FG

August 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation. Sylva stated this on the Twitter account of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Friday while inaugurating the Rainoil Limited Liquefied Petroleum Gas Read More

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Intervene in LADOL free zone, operators beg Buhari

August 5, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

Investment advisors and other maritime operators Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene on the issue of high charges slammed on investors at the Tarqua Bay base of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) to encourage inflow of investments. The operators lamented that the exorbitant cost of land per square meter, and high cost of boat services in the free Read More

Kano ministry gets DPR nod to serve oil industry

July 24, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state Ministry of Environment has been granted a permit to operate in the major category to provide laboratory services to the Nigeria’s oil industry. This was contained in a letter sent to the ministry on July 4, 2020, by the director, Petroleum Resources at DPR, Engr. Auwalu Sarki, a copy of which Blueprint obtained Friday. It read in Read More

NLNG dividends: Reps summon NNPC over $1.05bn illegal withdrawals

July 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has asked for investigation of alleged illegal withdrawal of about $1.05 billion from dividends account of the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG), by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).  The House at its Tuesday plenary mandated its committee on public accounts to invite the managements of the NNPC as well as that of the NLNG, to Read More

Delta to establish modular refinery

June 18, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government has approved the establishment of a modular refinery and commencement of work at an agro-industrial park in the state in order to create more jobs for the people of Delta. The government also appointed a committee to assess the state of Africa Timber and Plywood (AT&P), Sapele and determine how the land it is occupying could be Read More

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GlobalData: Oil, gas coys gravitating towards sustainability practices

June 9, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Oil and gas companies are facing increasing scrutiny for their carbon intensive operations. The passing of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Framework, the demand for the oil and gas industry to curb its carbon emissions is becoming even stronger. Companies that implement concrete measures to reduce their environmental impact are best placed to succeed in the coming years, says Read More

PEGIS signs pact with US firm on oil production equipments

June 9, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

PEGIS Global Services Limited has signed a technical partnership with Delta Corporation (DC) as its sole representative on Wellheads and its accessories in Nigeria. Delta Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Wellhead and its related accessories, valves, actuator and flow control products with headquarters in Houston, Texas in the United States of America. It is the only state of the Read More