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14 Sep 2017 2 pipelines vandalized 42 times in 2017 alone – NNPC
The group managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, says two pipelines have been vandalised 42 times in 2017 alone.
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14 Sep 2017 How pipeline vandalism reduced Nigeria’s oil production by 40% – NNPC
The NNPC said about 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil were deferred in 2016 due to pipeline sabotage.
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13 Sep 2017 NDDC Director decries citing Dangote refinery in Lagos
Managing Director (MD) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has described as “unfortunate” the citing of Dangote refinery in Lagos state when the oil will actually come from the Niger Delta region.
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12 Sep 2017 Ex-Depot Price of Petrol Stable Despite Drop in Pump Price
Despite the slight reduction in the pump price of petrol by some oil marketers and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in many retail outlets across the country, the ex-depot price of the product has remained stable, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed.
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11 Sep 2017 Oil firm pledges to end gas flaring in 2019
Belema Oil Producing Limited, a major indigenous player in the nation’s oil and gas industry, says it will end gas flaring in its host communities in 2019.
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11 Sep 2017 Ship import dips to N319b on forex scarcity
Importation of vessels to Nigeria has dropped from N774billion ($2.15billion) in the last two years to N319 billion ($885.9million) due to scarcity of foreign exchange (forex).
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11 Sep 2017 We’ll plunge Nigeria into another recession if… — MILITANTS
Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, in coalition with nine other militant groups, last night, said it was too early for Nigerians to celebrate the Federal Government’s claim that the nation had come out of recession, promising to resume attacks that will further deepen the nation’s woes if urgent steps were not taken to address issues troubling the Niger Delta.
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10 Sep 2017 NNPC’s Controversial Petrol Price Crash Claims
In a statement recently in Abuja by Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation made glowing disclosures regarding a decrease in the price of premium motor spirit and gas. The revelation that NNPC had crashed the prices of petrol and domestic gas used in the country was, undoubtedly, good news to the ears of Nigerians.
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10 Sep 2017 Reopening Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Project is Uneconomical
Mr. Dan Kunle, an energy finance expert, questions the rationale behind the decision of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to continue the 650 kilometres Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project.
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9 Sep 2017 HYPREP raises alarm over activities of ex-artisanal refiners in Ogoniland
Dr. Marvin Dekilby, the Project Coordinator for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, for the implementation of the UNEP report for the Ogoniland cleanup, has raised alarm over the activities of illegal artisanal refineries in the area.
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9 Sep 2017 Nigeria’s economy under great threat – US


The United States on Friday warned that the Nigerian economy remains under great threat due to criminal activities in the Niger Delta and the threats by militants to resume bombing of oil facilities in the region.
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8 Sep 2017 Illegal bunkerers open fire on soldiers in Rivers
THE 6 Division in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has stepped up operations to deter criminals in its Area of Responsibility (AOR).
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8 Sep 2017 Navy commitment to protect nation’s maritime domain
The Nigerian Navy (NN) said it would continue to protect the nation’s maritime domain against crude oil theft and any other criminal activities.
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8 Sep 2017 Niger Delta agitators suspend planned attacks on oil installations
Niger Delta agitators yesterday formally withdrew the quit notice it handed down to northerners and Yoruba to leave the oil rich region.
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7 Sep 2017 Nigeria: Bid Rounds for 30 Marginal Oil Fields
This project represents an opportunity for U.S. oil and gas firms to work closely with local companies operating in the upstream subsector
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6 Sep 2017 Illegal Bunkering: Suspected Oill Thieves Attack Police Check Point, Kill Police Sargent, Cart Away Rifle
Suspected crude oil thieves yesterday attacked a Police check point and Police Divisional headquarters in Kolo Community of Ogbia Local Government Area Council of Bayelsa State, killing a Police Sargent and carting away his service rifle.
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6 Sep 2017 Nigerian Army 6 Division commences full operation in Port-Harcourt Zone
In line with its constitutional mandate, barely two months after its formal operationalization, the 6 Division Nigerian Army Port Harcourt has stepped up operations to deter various criminal acts being perpetrated within its Area of Responsibility (AOR).
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6 Sep 2017 Tompolo speaks from hiding, says: ‘JTF will pay for my father’s death’
Niger Delta activist and founder of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) has vowed to make soldiers pay for the death of his father, Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo one year ago.
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6 Sep 2017 Two Soldiers Injured As Troops Raid Oil Bunkering Site In Rivers
Troops of the Nigerian Army have successfully cleared a notorious oil bunkering site in Rivers State, with two soldiers sustaining gunshot wounds in the process.
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5 Sep 2017 IPMAN Commends NNPC on Crash in the Price of Petrol
The Independent Petroleum Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), on Tuesday commended the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for crashing the price of petrol.
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5 Sep 2017 Kerosene dealers in Delta raise the alarm over adulterated products
Kerosene dealers in Delta State have raised the alarm over suspected adulterated products being sold in the state.
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5 Sep 2017 Niger Delta militants warn Buhari, reveal why they may bring oil production to zero barrel
Militant group, Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, on Tuesday, warned that should the Federal Government fails to implement the various agreements reached with leaders of the region, it will bring down oil production to zero barrel per day.
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5 Sep 2017 Nigeria Loses $1bn to Illegal Bunkering Annually as Oil Companies Patronise Illicit Market
Nigeria loses an estimated $1 billion yearly in the West African bunkering market valued at over $3 billion as some oil companies operating in the country patronise cheaper petroleum products sourced from illegal bunkering activities to fuel marine vessels and Floating Production Storage Offloading vessels (FPSOs), THISDAY’s investigation has revealed.
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3 Sep 2017 Corruption: Makarfi Reveals How Diezani’s NNPC Was Investigated
Abuja (Sundiata Post) Senate Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi that investigated the activities of NNPC during the tenure of former petroleum minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has said that his committee only investigated the NNPC and the sale of crude that the NNPC was supposed to have remitted.
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3 Sep 2017 Transparency Index in Oil Sector Still Low Despite Reforms
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said the country’s oil industry is still lacking in sufficient transparency and trust.
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2 Sep 2017 Nigeria’s oil revenue decline, capped oil output: Who is losing?
The Minister of State and Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, on July 25, 2017 announced that Nigeria has agreed to its cap oil output at 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd).
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2 Sep 2017 NNPC loses N48bn as refineries’ performance drops by 45%
Nigerian refineries are still performing poorly as an analysis of the latest monthly oil and gas sector report has shown that their combined performance, with respect to capacity utilisation, has dropped by 44.87 per cent.
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1 Sep 2017 EFCC charges 9 foreigners, 2 Nigerians to court over oil theft
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned nine foreigners and two Nigerians to court for involvement in oil bunkering.
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