Category archives for: Oil & Gas

Pollution claims 62 lives in Nigeria

United Nations Environmental Programme sampling in Ogoniland

Ogoni from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 60 people have reportedly died this month resulting from decades of pollution in the oil-rich southern Nigeria. The deaths have been reported in Ogoniland, the area which came into international recognition after 2 000 civilians were killed in the aftermath of protests against […]

Dangote to save Nigeria the embarrassment of fuel shortages

Nigeria fuel shortages

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – WHILE it is the continent’s biggest producer of crude oil, the irony is that Nigeria suffers recurrent crippling fuel shortages. It is possibly the only oil-producing country still struggling with the importation of refined petroleum products. The chronic shortages of the commodity are seen as […]

SA motorists brace for more fuel hikes


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African motorists will have to fork out more for petrol following increases in the fuel and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies, which Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced in his Budget Speech on Wednesday. The general fuel levy will rise by 22 cents (US2 cents) per litre while […]

Tullow allocates over $2 billion in Kenya project


From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – TULLOW Oil is set to invest more than US$2 billion in the upstream and pipeline ahead of oil production in Kenya. Total gross capital expenditure (CAPEX) associated with the foundation stage is expected to be $1,8 billion in the upstream and $1,1 billion for the […]

$55 million for Mozambique natural gas utilisation

Oil and Gas Mozambique

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – AN investment of $55 million (about R698.5 million) is set to enhance the utilisation of Mozambique’s natural gas resources to generate power for the country’s economic growth and to increase access to electricity. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on […]

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