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Climate Council launched; PRI markets stay closed to oil sector; USTDA backing for renewable energy

Ghana | Nigeria | Gabon
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CAMEROON: Foster Wheeler wins Sonara work; CHAD: Pipeline completed; NIGERIA: KBR refinery contract

Cameroon | Chad | Nigeria
Issue 188 - 12 June 2010

Big role for Tukur

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The Nigerian-German Energy Partnership's Nigerian chair is influential former diplomat Alhaji Hassan Tukur, who on 17 May became President Goodluck Jonathan's new principal secretary

Nigeria
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REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Third production well on Azurite field; LIBYA: NOC announces six discoveries; BURUNDI: Surestream contracts RPS for EIA; EGYPT: Second Matruh find for Apache; LIBYA: Neptune order thought to mark start of Gazprom project; LIBYA: Poles launch drilling programme; MAURITANIA: Dana, Petronas to drill; NIGERIA: Acergy contract; TANZANIA: BG confirms Ophir farm-in

Egypt | Mauritania | Nigeria | Libya | Congo Brazzaville | Tanzania | Burundi
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Goodluck Jonathan and his allies have proved ruthless in their efforts to reshape the Nigerian energy industry, with the president firing the second NNPC head of his short tenure, while his crackdown on corruption is removing some powerful PDP figures opposing his bid for a second term

Nigeria
Issue 187 - 29 May 2010

Who is Austen Oniwon?

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The new Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) group managing director is a low-profile Harvard and Oxford-educated engineer from the central Kogi state, who joined NNPC in 1977 and became Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company’s head of planning in 1987. Oniwon then served as technical assistant to the downstream department’s group executive director (1988-91), before serving as head of Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company’s Engineering and Technical Services Department (ETSD) in 1991-92. Following this, Oniwon was appointed head of NNPC’s New Business Development, Corporate Planning and Development Division, until moving to become head of ETSD at Port Harcourt Refinery (1993-99).

Nigeria
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Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has announced that its integrated oil and gas project in Bayelsa state will begin supplying gas to an independent power project (IPP),

Nigeria
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Having undertaken Africa’s biggest-ever banking sector bailout last year, Nigeria is clawing its way back to a more respectable profile in trade and project finance circles, according to market players who talked to Kevin Godier

Nigeria
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A London-based trade financier said refined crude oil products still represented “the key market” for trade financiers in Nigeria, reporting that pricing was “fairly stable”. But other market players who talked to African Energy had a different analysis. London Forfaiting Company (LFC) managing director

Nigeria
Issue 186 - 15 May 2010

Wood-waste project progresses

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US renewable energy developer Revonergy says it has been assigned the rights to develop and own a wood waste-to-energy project in Ondo state (AE 161/15, 140/9).

Nigeria
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EGYPT: EDEPC contracts; EGYPT: Ain El Sokhna contract; GHANA: Takoradi expansion boost using WAGP gas; KENYA: KenGen to reduce emergency power; MOZAMBIQUE: EIB funding for power access; NIGERIA: Afam VI expansion; TUNISIA: EIB considers funding Sousse CCGT; ZIMBABWE: China Ex-Im to fund Kariba expansion

Kenya | Ghana | Mozambique | Egypt | Nigeria | Zimbabwe | Tunisia
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Following the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on 5 May after a prolonged illness, vice president Goodluck Jonathan has been elevated to the presidency after several months filling in as the acting head of state. With many of Nigeria’s political elite still deeply unhappy at a southerner taking office during the agreed presidential tenure for the north,

Nigeria
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Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Action Committee on Power (PACP) must produce a workable blueprint for the sector before end-May, the acting president told journalists on 21 April. Jonathan has retained the electricity portfolio in his new cabinet, working with minister of state Nuhu Somo Wya in another effort to overcome crippling power problems, which, according to Jonathan, have left Nigeria in a state of “semi-emergency”. Again, the government is focusing on reform within a solid regulatory framework as the key to stable power supplies.

Nigeria
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The Jonathan administration is signalling a desire for dynamic policy-making, but for all the personnel changes and policy statements, Abuja’s ability to enact deep-rooted change remains in question. African Energy rounds up the new team’s approach to key policy issues

Nigeria
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AfDB Governors recommend 200% capital increase and New Clean Energy bonds; Regideso debt; Pride bribery allegations

DR Congo | Angola | Nigeria | Libya | Congo Brazzaville