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Chinese launch Benin phase of multi-billion-dollar pipeline

The Chinese-owned West African Oil Pipeline Benin Company (Wapco Benin) and the government in Cotonou have announced a construction start for the delayed Niger-Benin Export Pipeline (NBEP), which the partners said had been held up for months by the coronavirus pandemic. The 1,982km, 20-inch diameter pipeline will carry crude from the Agadem Rift Basin (ARB) fields in Niger to Benin’s Atlantic oil terminal in Sèmè-Kraké port.

Issue 440 - 10 June 2021

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Negotiating the Niger Delta’s oil politics remains a challenge

The problems of Nigeria’s southeast are rarely far from being a political and oil company preoccupation. Issues of governance and reputational damage weigh heavy on majors’ perceptions about operating in a lucrative but troubled region as lawyers busy themselves acting for local communities against Royal Dutch Shell and potentially other IOCs in a series of class actions. The new military top team appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari is challenged with reducing insecurity, including from rising levels of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Issue 433 - 25 February 2021

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