Posts Tagged “NNPC”

Natural gas as alternative vehicular fuel

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Natural gas as alternative vehicular fuel

October 25, 2016 by Adeyinka Aderibigbe Originally published on The Nation With trillions of cubic metres of natural gas, the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as viable fuel in Nigeria can be explored, if everything is put in place to promote the distribution of the white fuel across the country, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE With…

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NNPC to commence commercial bio-fuel project in Nigeria, says GMD

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NNPC to commence commercial bio-fuel project in Nigeria, says GMD

October 5, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Vanguard. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon commence the first large scale commercial bio-fuel venture as alternative to fossil fuel, Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), has disclosed. Baru made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a two day Environment Dialogue, titled `Diversification…

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Power Africa Initiative trains key government agencies on PPAs, PCOAs

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Power Africa Initiative trains key government agencies on PPAs, PCOAs

August 22, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day. The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are currently negotiating new financial stimulus worth N180 billion to support electricity operators in Nigeria’s power sector, THISDAY has learnt. The paper gathered from an exclusive interview with the acting Managing…

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Research into alternative energy instead of oil – Onuesoke tells FG

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Research into alternative energy instead of oil – Onuesoke tells FG

August 21, 2016 by Timipreye Igali-Ebiyeo Originally published on Today. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has advised the Federal Government to intensify research into alternative energy instead of spending funds on the search for oil in the northern part of the country. Giving the advice while reacting to…

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Gas alone can’t achieve increase in power sector- Fashola

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Gas alone can’t achieve increase in power sector- Fashola

 August 18, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Vanguard. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday said in Lagos that gas alone could not bring the much needed increase in power supply in the country. Fashola Fashola spoke as guest speaker through Mr Chinedu Ugbo, acting Chairman, Niger Delta Power…

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NNPC, Benue collaborate on ethanol project

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NNPC, Benue collaborate on ethanol project

August 17, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Guardian The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Benue State Government (BNSG) have reinvigorated their collaboration on the Ethanol project, which is geared towards production of biofuels for energy sufficiency. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikaniti Baru made this known while receiving a…

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NNPC To Set Up $300m Biofuel Plant In Benue

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NNPC To Set Up $300m Biofuel Plant In Benue

July 19, 2016 by NAN Originally published on Leadership. The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up a renewable energy plant that will use agro products to generate energy. Its Group General Manager in charge of Renewable Energy Division, Mr Rabiu Suleiman, stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi during a…

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Nigeria to establish energy sector committees

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Nigeria to establish energy sector committees

July 13, 2016 by Midat Joseph Originally published on Leadership. The federal government yesterday restated its commitment to sustainable power supply in the country. This is just as the minister of state for Works, Power and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri tasked stakeholders in the sector to come up with the right energy mix among the volumes…

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FG to build new power stations closer to new energy sources

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FG to build new power stations closer to new energy sources

June 14, 2016 by Chineme Okafor and Ibrahim Shuaibu Originally published on This Day. Nigeria’s meagre power generation and supply capacity will in the next couple of weeks experience more distress with the planned shutdown of the 300 megawatts (MW) Agip Okpai power plant in Delta State. According to a communique of the monthly meeting held in…

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Militant attacks: Calls to diversify electricity mix deepen

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Militant attacks: Calls to diversify electricity mix deepen

June 12, 2016 by Femi Asu Originally published on Punch. The recent upsurge in militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta, the source of fuel for about 70 per cent of the nation’s power plants, has again brought to the fore the need for the government to diversify the power generation…

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