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NNPC, Shell, Others Sign FID for Gas Project

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  • NNPC, Shell, Others Sign FID for Gas Project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its joint venture partners on Wednesday in Abuja signed the Final Investment Decision on the development of the 4.3 trillion cubic feet Assa North/Ohaji South Fields in Oil Mining Lease 21.

Joint venture partners of the NNPC in this project include Shell Petroleum Development Company, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria and Nigeria Agip Oil Company.

The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said the project, when fully developed, would add about 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day to the national gas grid with the capacity to expand to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day, while another 197 million stock barrel of condensate would also be realised.

The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, described the ANOH project as a critical gas supply hub in Nigeria’s burgeoning gas-infrastructure network designed to provide the linkage between the eastern, western and northern gas pipeline systems.

Baru, who was represented at the FID execution event by the NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Bello Rabiu, said the successful completion of the multi-faceted project, which was an integral part of the seven critical gas development projects, would be dependent on a number of critical success factors and enablers that include synergy and teamwork between the NNPC and all the key stakeholders.

The NNPC boss thanked stakeholders for signing the FID on the ANOH Project after being on the drawing board for 14 years.

He said the corporation and its JV partners had worked on all the issues and had developed a sustainable strategy to develop the considerable gas resources in Assa North-Ohaji South Fields.

“Finally, I will like to conclude with immense compliments to the NNPC, SPDC, TEPN and NAOC project teams and other critical stakeholders as we enter into the next major phases of engineering, procurement and construction of this project,” Baru said.

He said the corporation would continue to leverage available expertise and capital from its global outreach to accelerate and deliver on first gas from the project between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

To this end, he noted that the NNPC had engaged two project management consultants (DeltaAfrik/Worley Parson and Crestech/Penspen) who would work with NNPC JV partners and other stakeholders to achieve set project deliverables, as NNPC’s project management teams were expected to strengthen oversight functions by ensuring prompt decision making and timely approvals.

The Managing Director, SPDC and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, said Shell was committed to the successful implementation of the project.

He commended the resilience, diligence and enthusiasm of the project team and emphasised that the ANOH project would offer immeasurable opportunities for Nigerian firms to benefit from engineering, procurement and construction contracts.

Okunbor also announced the inauguration of boards to administer the Global Memorandum of Understanding for the two clusters of the project to the tune of N1bn for development projects within the host communities for the next five years.

The Managing Directors of TEPN and NAOC, Nicholas Terraz and Lorenzo Fiorillo, respectively, aligned their companies with the NNPC’s aspiration of ensuring timely completion of the project.

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FG Reopens Osubi Airport Warri for Daylight Operations

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FG Reopens Osubi Airport Warri for Daylight Operations

The Federal Government on Monday said the Osubi Airport in Warri has been reopened for daylight operations.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Siriki, disclosed this in a tweet.

The airport was closed in February 2020 over mismanagement and debt allegation involving aviation service providers and airport management.

However, Oberuakpefe Afe, a lawmaker representing Okpe/Sapeie/vaie federal constituency, recently moved a motion for the Federal Government through the ministry of aviation and relevant authorities to reopen the airport for flight operations.

On Monday, Hadi Siriki said “I have just approved the reopening of Osubi Airport Warri, for daylight operations in VFR conditions, subject to all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19, strictly being observed. There will not be need for local approvals henceforth.

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Nigerian Brand, JR Farms Acquires 11% Stake in Rwandan Firm

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Nigerian Brand, JR Farms Acquires 11% Stake in Rwandan Firm

JR Firms, an agribusiness firm with headquarters in Nigeria, has announced partnership with Sanit Wing Rwanda through the acquisition of 11 per cent stake in the company.

The CEO of the company, Mr Rotimi Olawale, explained in a statement that the partnership was in furtherance of its goals to ensure food security, create decent jobs and raise the next generation of agrarian leaders in Africa.

The stake was acquired through Green Agribusiness Fund, an initiative of JR Farms designed to invest in youth-led agribusinesses across Africa.

Sanit Wing Rwanda is an agro-processing company that processes avocado oil and cosmetics that are natural, quality, affordable, reliable and viable.

The vision of the company is to become the leading producers of best quality avocado and avocado by-products in Africa by creating value across the avocado value chain.

With focus on bringing together over 20,000 professional Avocado farmers on board and planting of three million avocado trees by 2025 through contract farming, the company currently works with One Acre Fund in supply of avocado to its processing facility.

The products of the company which include avocado oil, skin care (SANTAVO), hair cream and soap are being sold locally and exported to regional market in Kenya.

With the new partnership with JR Farms- the products of the company will enjoy more access to markets focusing on Africa and the European Union by leveraging on partnerships and trade windows available.

Aside funding, the partnership comes with project support in areas of market exposure, capacity building, exposure and other thematic support to grow the business over the next four years.

JR Farms has agribusiness operations in Nigeria, Rwanda, United States and Zambia respectively.

In Nigeria, the company deals in cassava value chain processing cassava to national staple “garri” which is consumed by over 80 million Nigerians on daily basis, while in Rwanda, it works in the coffee value chain with over 4,000 coffee farmers spread across the East Central African country.

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Shut Down Depots Selling Petrol Above Approved Price – Marketers

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Shut Down Depots Selling Petrol Above Approved Price – Marketers

The Federal Government should close down depots that are selling petrol above the approved price, oil marketers said on Thursday.

National President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Sanusi Fari, said the sale of petrol above government approved price by depot owners would soon lead to a hike in the commodity’s pump price.

Fari told journalists in Abuja that the government through its agencies such as the Department of State Services and the Department of Petroleum Resources should curb the development to avoid crisis in the downstream oil sector.

He said some private depot owners were selling at N165 per litre to independent marketers, way above the government stipulated price of N148 per litre.

Fari said, “Our challenge is the inconsistency in the pricing of petrol. Up till a week ago, government was still insisting that the February price for petrol remained unchanged.

“And most of the private depot owners are selling above the government stipulated price. As at today ( February 25, 2021) private depot owners are selling at N165 per litre to independent marketers.”

He added, “In the last six years, only NNPC imports refined products into this country and these tank farms buy their products from NNPC under a controlled price.

“This has affected our businesses seriously because government is insisting that we sell at the rate of N165, which is not going to work.”

The IPMAN president said filling station owners buy the product at N165 per litre from the private depots and incur other expenses such as transportation, rent, etc.

“So government cannot expect us to sell less than what we buy,” he said.

Fari added, “This is why we are calling on government and agencies that are saddled with the responsibility to control petrol pricing to urgently clamp down on depots that are selling above the stipulated price.”

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the country’s sole importer of patrol, recently stated that it never hiked the cost of petrol to depots.

It also enjoined the depot owners to sell the product at the approved rate and called on the DPR to enforce the stipulated price across the depots.

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