NNPC set to acquires 600km Two Dimensional Data to evaluate potentials of hydrocarbons in Bida Basin,others

Efforts in search of the availability of commercial quantity of hydrocarbon have heightened in the Frontier Basins as Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to acquire 600km of Two-Dimensional (2D) data to evaluate the potentials of Bida and Sokoto Basins. The Group Managing Director (GMD), NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, represented by the Group General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services (FES), Abdullahi Bomai of the corporation disclosed this while unveiling the 2D seismic data acquisition for the Bida/Sokoto Basins at the Government House, Minna. Mallam Kyari said the NNPC decided to…

House orders Committee on Petroleum Down Stream to investigate NNPC ,WRPC

The House of Representatives has directed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the management of Warri Refining and Petro-chemica] Company (WRPC) to reinstate over 300 casual workers relieved of their jobs pending the outcome of a investigation into the issue. Adopting a motion initiated by Rep. Thomas Eveyitomi at the plenary presided by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the House mandated its Committee on Petroleum Down Stream to probe the issue The committee was also asked carry out a forensic investigation into the recent recruitment of graduate trainees by the Nigerian…

Senate probes NNPC $396m Spent on Refineries

The Senate on Thursday resolved to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the sum of $396 million expended on Turn-Around Maintenance of refineries in the country between 2013 and 2015. Accordingly, the Upper Chamber mandated the Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Upstream and Gas to carry out a holistic investigation on the Turn-Around Maintenance expenditures and the current state of the refineries as well as convoke a stakeholders conference with the aim of finding ways to revamp them. The decision to investigate spendings on maintenance of refineries by the…

NNPC, China Pipeline Company, Brentex Consortium, Firm Up Plans To Commence AKK Project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Company Limited (CPPECL) and Brentex Consortium, have concluded plans for the commencement of work on the Abuja-Kaduna- Kano pipeline project popularly known as AKK project, a release by the National Oil Company’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Samson Makoji, stated. Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, gave this indication when he received the President of CPPECL, Sun Quanjun and the head of the Brantex Consortium at the NNPC Towers in Abuja. Mallam Kyari…

NNPC Signs Oil Deals With Russian Oil Company, LUKEOIL

Nigeria and Russia on Thursday in Sochi, Russia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will enable both countries’ oil giants, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Russia’s Lukeoil to elevate commercial relationship to a government-to-government backed partnership. With signing of the MoU, NNPC and Lukeoil will work together in upstream operations and revamp Nigeria’s refineries. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari and  Vagit Alekperov, President of leading Russian oil company, Lukeoil, signed the MoU, which entail cooperation in deep offshore exploration of oil in Nigeria, production, trading and refining.…

Buhari Appoints Kolo Kyari As New NNPC GMD, As Baru Retires

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). A release on Thursday in Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated that President Buhari also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers. Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.…

NSCDC GIVE UPDATES ON PIPELINE EXPLOSION IN DANGODAGBE,NIGER STATE:

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC Niger state command said no life was lost after the search and rescue operations at scene of the recent Pipeline explosion that occurred in Dangodagbe, Niger state. NSCDC in a statement signed by Ibrahim Yahaya,Public Relations officer,Niger state Command,, however said three persons who sustained severe injury at the scene of the burst pipeline have been evacuated to the hospital for comprehensive medical treatment. The statement added that some suspects have been arrested for attempting to scope fuel from the burst pipelines while some…

NNPC Partners Osun on Renewable Energy Development

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its readiness to partner the Osun state government on renewable energy development.   NNPC said the partnership was necessary to efficiently and productively explore the agricultural potentials of the state in order to drive the corporation’s diversification dream from oil and gas to renewable energy development in Nigeria.   The management of NNPC made the disclosure at a meeting with the Governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at Government House, Osogbo.   The General Manager Joint Venture of…

NNPC dispatches 29.058m litres of PMS to 13 states

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it supplied a total of 29.058 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol to thirteen Northern states in three days. In its report on daily dispatch to filling stations made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, it named the states to include Kaduna, Kogi, Kwara,Taraba, Kano and Benue Others are Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto, Jigawa, Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa. According to the corporation, the supplies were made between February 12 and 14, 2018 À…

GOV SANI-BELLO URGES NNPC TO FAST TRACK OIL EXPLORATION IN BIDA BASIN …Seeks partnership on Truck Parks 

Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has appealed to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fast track the exploration of hydro carbon in Bida Basin. Governor Sani-Bello made the appeal when he and some members of his cabinet paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru at the NNPC Towers in Abuja on Tuesday. He said  the state government had established a Ministry of Mineral Resources and department of Oil and Gas to ensure the state was among oil producing…