MOU signing for coal-powered energy in Nigeria

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between Nigeria and an engineering firm to create coal-powered energy in the country. The agreement, signed by Milhouse Engineering & Construction Inc., is the start of a long-term strategy to reduce Nigeria’s reliance on expensive diesel fuel. Milhouse plans to mine high-quality coal on 20,000 acres in […]

Shell to pay £55m for Nigeria oil spills

A community in Nigeria will receive compensation of £55 million because of oil spills that caused environmental damage to the local area. Each member of the community affected by the oil spill will get roughly 600,000 Nigerian Naira (£2,200), said their lawyers, the London-based firm Leigh Day. It comes after a three-year legal battle in the High Court in London. […]

Nigeria offers EU help with gas supplies

Nigeria can offer a helping hand to the EU with long term natural gas needs, its oil minister said in a statement yesterday. Diezani Alison-Madueke referred to her nation’s reserves of 180 trillion cubic feet of gas when meeting with EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger yesterday on the fringes of an EU-OPEC meeting in Brussels. […]

Shell ‘shuts key Nigerian pipeline due to oil leak’

Shell has reportedly shut down a key oil pipeline in Nigeria to stop a leak caused by oil theft. The 97 kilometre long Nembe Creek Trunkline is said to carry around 150,000 barrels of oil a day and has previously been closed several times following oil thefts. Precious Okolobo, a spokesman of Shell Petroleum Development Co. […]

Nigerian oil field restarts production after seven years

An oil field in Nigeria has restarted production after being closed for more than seven years. Eland Oil & Gas, with headquarters in Scotland, said it re-opened two existing wells this week, with output expected at 2,500 barrels of oil per day. The crude oil produced will be delivered to the Shell Forcados export terminal […]

Shell says oil spill in Nigeria’s Delta is being contained

Shell says an oil spill in Nigeria’s Delta is being contained after a leak was found in one its pipelines. The Nigerian military’s Joint Task Force (JTF) discovered the spill near Adamakiri in Rivers State whilst searching for illegal oil refiners in the area. In a statement the JTF is reported to have said: “An […]

Pirates ‘hijack oil tanker off Nigerian coast’

A Nigerian-flagged oil tanker was attacked by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria in West Africa over the weekend, according to reports. Gunmen are believed to have boarded the MT Matrix around 40 miles off the Nigerian state of Bayela early Saturday morning taking a number of crew hostage. 12 Pakistani and five Nigerian […]

Power shortages boost gas generators in Africa

Insufficient power supply is boosting the demand for diesel and gas generators (gensets) in African countries, a new report claims. GlobalData’s research showed diesel and gas gensets had a market value worth $450million (£287million) last year, which could reach $950.7million (£606.9million) by 2020. The report shows the inability of African countries to meet power demands […]

Nigerian oil explosion kills 200 people

Around 200 people were killed in an oil explosion in southern Nigeria, reports confirmed today. The incident occurred in the southern Rivers state yesterday as people rushed to scoop up free leaking fuel where a gasoline tanker had overturned. Sampson Parker, Rivers State Commissioner for Health told a news outlet: “I will describe this as […]

Shell denies reports workers ‘held’ by Nigerian protestors

Oil firm Shell has firmly denied any of its employees in Nigeria were “kidnapped or seized” by a group of protestors. Reports emerged yesterday afternoon alleging a handful of Shell’s workers at the Nembe island in Nigeria were caught up in 1,000-strong protest. It was alleged boats holding Shell workers had been seized while on […]