Effect of Oil on the People

Port Harcourt refinery set to return to full production capacity

As part of efforts to boost the productivity of the country’s oil refinery at Port Harcourt, GE’s Distributed Power business is supplying GEL Utility Limited with three 25-megawatt (MW), trailer-mounted, TM2500+ aero-derivative gas turbines to generate uninterrupted power at the refinery. The installation by GEL Utility Limited of GE’s mobile gas turbines at the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) facility will ensure the country’s largest

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Kerosene subsidy: Removal delayed to avert labour, masses unrest

Available evidence has indicated that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was advised to stay action on the implementation of the removal of subsidy on kerosene to avert labour and masses unrest. Recall that in the wake of the scandal on NNPC remittances to the Federation accounts, the former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, had declared kerosene subsidy as illegal. But the stay of action Vanguard

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NPDC to create opportunities for host communities

Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, has assured that it would continue to be actively involved in resolving primary challenges in its host communities. The firm in a statement,said it would create empowerment opportunities in the communities, adding that 24 out of the 94 projects so far listed for attention would be completed at the end of the first quarter of the year. According to NPDC, February 1st made it one year it had been operating

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Protesters disrupt Warri Port operations

Some protesters who claimed to be from ‘host communities’ Delta Ports of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Warri, early this week disrupted port activities in protest against the posture of a terminal operator. The protest which was led by one Emiko Oghomienor and another Ijaw youth leader, led to stoppage of port operations for about several hours and caused heavy traffic logjam that took the combined efforts of military men and police officers

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PHRC moves to reduce incidents of youth restiveness

PORT HARCOURT – Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC, has engaged a total of 60 youths from Eleme and Okrika for its first Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Programme, YESAP. Acting Executive Director Services, of the firm, Sir Ralph Ugwu said the training programme was part of effort on the part of the firm to productively engage youths in the area, adding that it would help reduce security challenges. He said the youths would be trained

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Nigeria’s petroleum sector can fare better

Stakeholders have argued that Nigeria’s economic development, which is anchored on the petroleum industry could have been comparable to the western world, but for issues relating to environmental degradation, corruption, crude theft, infrastructure deficiency, and insecurity. Assessing the performance of the industry since 1960, the stakeholders noted that these are further compounded by funding challenges, delay in the passage of the Petroleum

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NNPC to intensify domestic gas use

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has said that the massive ongoing gas pipeline projects across the country will provide a veritable platform for individual homes and estates to be linked with gas pipelines to enhance domestic use. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, disclosed this during a panel discussion on power at the Nigeria Investment Summit in New York.   Yakubu, who was represented by the Group Executive

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Kerosene scarcity is a national embarrassment – Peterside

The Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Hon. Dakuku Peterside, has described the lingering kerosene scarcity across the country as a national embarrassment. Dakuku made the statement in Calabar, Cross River State, during his committee’s oversight visit to Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, and other private oil facilities in the city. Peterside, who spoke with officials of PPMC, marketers, retailers and consumers of

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Ex-NNPC staff arrested for vandalising pipeline

Operatives of the  Inspector General of Police Special Task Force on anti pipeline vandalism have arrested a former staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Bashiru Majorette, while allegedly siphoning petroleum product at Odi Ifediwo area of Ogun State. Preliminary investigation, according to officer in-charge of the unit, Friday Ibadin,an Assistant Commissioner of Police, revealed that the suspect was dismissed from the NNPC

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Fuel shortage imminent as NNPC stops loading of product in S-West

LAGOS — Petrol shortage may be imminent in some states as trucks have stopped loading from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,NNPC, depots in the South-West since Monday. A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, yesterday, that PPMC, a subsidiary of NNPC, had stopped pumping petrol through its System 2B to five states in the South-West. He said: “The management of PPMC has not come out with a cogent reasons why it

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