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SCAM ALERT: NNPC Disclaims Fake 50th Anniversary Quiz Contest

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disowned a fake quiz competition trending online which claims to celebrate its 50th anniversary. In the purported quiz contest, unsuspecting participants are encouraged to answer four questions on their knowledge of the Corporation, with the eventual winner standing the chance of winning some cash reward of up to N30,000. The NNPC wishes to ...

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DPR, Others Advocate for Seamless Implementation of PIA

The Director and Chief Executive Officer, Department of Petroleum Resources, Engr. Sarki Auwalu, has called on stakeholders in the Petroleum Industry to work together to ensure a smooth take-off in the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). Auwalu made the call yesterday at the 6th Triennial Branch Delegates of the DPR Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of ...

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NAEC Hosts OPEC Secretary General and NNPC GMD at International Energy Conference

The Association of Energy Correspondents of Nigeria ( NAEC) is to host OPEC Secretary General, Mohammed Barkindo and NNPC GMD, Melee Kyari at their annual International Energy Conference slated for November 2, 2021. The conference which will combine attributes of both physical and virtual due to the COVID-19 restrictions, will hold at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. Themed “PIA: ...

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DPR Boss Seeks PENGASSAN’s Support for Smooth Implementation of PIA

Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Sarki Auwalu, has called for the support of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) towards the smooth implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). Auwalu made the call on Thursday at the 6th Triennial Branch Delegates Conference and Award Ceremony of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association ...

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Anytime Standards are Compromised It Leads to Economic Crisis and Insecurity – SON DG

……..by Ben Ndubuwa……. …… Decried the use of substandard petroleum products which are Life threatening………. The Director General of Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) Mallam Farouk Salim has said that anytime standards are compromised it leads to economic crisis that brings about unemployment and insecurity in the nation. Salim said that SON will never encourage production or importation of substandard ...

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Africa Petrol Refiners to Discuss Energy Transition at 2021 Conference Week

Major players in the downstream segment of the petroleum industry in Africa are set to develop a robust, continent-wide downstream energy transition plan as the world continues to focus on ways of exploring renewable sources of fuel. The African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA), arguably the only pan-African organisation for the African downstream, is expected to hold its annual ARDA ...

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Russian Varsity Seeks Nigerian Professors’ Input at Green Energy Conference

The government of Russia has sought the attendance and contributions of Nigerian professors and academia to its forthcoming conference on Green Energy. The invitation was extended when the Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Abdullahi Shehu, paid a courtesy visit to the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), organiser of the conference. The embassy said in a statement issued on Sunday, September ...

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“Amendment of PIA too Early and May Scare Investors”

……………by Jenifer Dike…………The recent Proposal by President Muhammadu Buhari seeking for the amendment of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) has been described as being too early and may scare away investors This assertion was made by Dr. Francis Adigwe, a Petroleum law consultant while speaking during a webinar organized by Financial Energy Review in collaboration with Emmanuel Egbogah Foundation with ...

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