Category archives for: Oil & Gas

Oil-rich Nigeria’s awkward fuel shortages persist

A worker inspect facilities on an upstream oil drilling platform at the Total oil platform at Amenem,  Port Harcourt , Niger Delta, Nigeria. AFP

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – RECURRENT fuel shortages in Nigeria, ironically the continent’s prime producer of the commodity, are seen as highlighting its failure to domestically refine the petroleum products it requires for its own consumption. Also Africa’s biggest economy, the West African country has seen the scarcity return to […]

ENERGY: “Clean coal” set to be catch-cry of 2018

US President Donald Trump on 'clean coal' campaign

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A year ago, Donald Trump’s plan to revive coal was seen as a joke. Now, with ever more countries on board, it’s a global reality that could bring electricity to millions. With less than two weeks until the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, a […]

BLSA rejects Brown’s ‘state captured’ Eskom board

State Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUSINESS Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has called for a “review” of Lynne Brown’s position as Minister of Public Enterprises following the contentious retention of some executives at Eskom. The organisation expressed “great shock and utter dismay” at Brown’s appointment of Matshela Koko to the position of Head: Power […]

Nigeria jails foreign nationals for oil theft

Oil theft in Nigeria

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by 14 foreign nationals contesting their conviction for oil theft. Officers from the Nigerian Navy arrested the convicts from Japan, Philippines, Russia and Ukraine and intercepted their vessel, loaded with crude oil estimated at 1 […]

Mozambique sustains position as global gas powerhouse

Mozambique's oil and gas

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – MOZAMBIQUE has made a giant leap to becoming a major source of natural gas to customers around the world. This follows Wednesday’s completion of a transaction by ExxonMobil Development Africa to acquire a 25 percent indirect interest in Mozambique’s gas-rich Area 4 block from Italy’s […]

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