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500 illegal refineries destroyed in Bayelsa in 2017 – NSCDC

  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bayelsa Command, said on Wednesday that it destroyed over 500 illegal oil refining camps in various locations in the state in 2017, Premium Times reports.   Godwin Nwachukwu, the State Commandant of the agency, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday in Yenagoa. Mr. Nwachukwu, while […]

DPR shuts 95 petrol stations in Delta over malpractice

  The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri Zonal Office has sanctioned over 95 erring petrol stations in Delta since fuel scarcity resurfaced in December 2017, P.M. News reports.   The Zonal Operations Controller, Mr Antai Asuquo said on Thursday in Warri that the petrol stations were sealed over offences bordering on hoarding, over-pricing and […]

Why Nigeria needs to switch from dirty fuels

  Cleaner fuels will reduce the negative impact of bad cooking fuels on the environment and the people. Cooking with cleaner fuels like Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will reduce the chances of inhaling dirty fuels, which in turn, has a beneficial ripple effect on the health, finances, and family, said the Managing Director, Banner Energy […]

Fuel scarcity abates in Lagos, persists in PH, Kano, others

  Residents of Lagos and Abuja have begun heaving sighs of relief from the recent fuel scarcity, leaving people in Imo, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano and other parts of the country longing for similar respite, The Guardian reports.   Although some filling stations in both cities were yet to restart sales, many now have the […]

50 vessels of petrol have arrived Nigeria’s ports – IPMAN

  The President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Chinedu Okoronkwo has said that a total of 50 Vessels carrying petrol have berthed at Nigerian ports.   Addressing newsmen at the National Assembly, Okoronkwo said the vessels when cleared would help ease the fuel scarcity across the country. He, however said the […]

NNPC issues rare petrol import tender to stave off shortages

  In a sign that the scarcity of petrol in Nigeria could be more widespread than first thought, state-owned NNPC has issued a spot tender seeking 1,480,000 mt of petrol from January to April, on top of the existing term volumes it imports, Platts reports.   Nigeria imports around 1 million-1.25 million mt/month of petrol […]

Total vehemently denies bribery allegations in support vessels’ bids

  Following a petition from the Indigenous Vessels Operators Association of Nigeria to the Senate Committee on Local Content, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) and National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) attended a meeting with the Senate Committee on Local Content on the 9th of January at which TUPNI and NAPIMS provided clarification on an […]

Homeland receives 4th patrol vessel from Damen to help secure oil firms in Nigerian waters

  Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four. Guardian 4 has joined its three sister ships in […]