• National News,  Oil & Gas

    The Identities of 132 Firms Bidding For NNPC’s Crude Oil Swap

    The NNPC, Nigeria’s state owned oil giant has announced that 132 companies had submitted bids for the 2019 crude for refined products programme tagged Direct Sale, Direct Purchase (DSDP). The bidders, according to a list exclusively obtained include Trafigura and Mercuria, the international trading companies that have featured prominently in the crude for product swap regime but have paid zero taxes to the Nigerian state, neither do they employ Nigerians nor do they have operations anywhere in the country. Nigeria mostly relies on importation of fuel for local consumption because its refineries are moribund. Local companies like Oando, Sahara and MRS have over the years developed their operations and capacity…

  • Local News,  Oil & Gas

    Indorama’s PAC Visits King Obele

    Members of the Projects Advisory Committee (PAC) of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited have paid a courtesy call on the Acting King of Eleme Land, His Royal Majesty, King (Dr.) Philip Osaro Obele JP., the Oneh Eh Eleme XI. Chairman of Indorama Projects Advisory Committee, Hon. Nwosu Ngofa who led the delegation of PAC members to the palace of the king said they were in the palace to formally congratulate the king on his elevation to the enviable stool of Oneh Eh Eleme and to also pay homage and due respect and honour to the king as tradition demands. The PAC used the occasion to brief the king on their activities…

  • National News,  Oil & Gas

    MOSOP Uncovers Plot To Forcefully Resume Oil Drilling In Ogoni • Vows To Resist Actions Legitimately

    The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, has raised alarm over the plan by the Nigerian Government to commence oil drilling activities in Ogoniland. A statement by Sunny Zorvah, Acting Publicity Secretary of MOSOP said the government has perfected plan to use security agencies  and other criminally minded non-state actors  to shield operations of the oil company. “The said oil operation, with military cover, is billed to commence in the coming months, as parties involved have been instructed on their respective roles. Each of the security agencies listed in the plan has been tasked with specific roles and responsibilities, particularly, in tackling voices of dissent in the…

  • Local News,  National News,  Oil & Gas

    Osarolube Equals Paul Obelley’s Record In NNPC … Appointed MD KRPC

    Eleme born Engr. Ezekiel Osarolube has been appointed as Managing Director, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company Limited. His appointed followed massive shake-up at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as about 20 senior personnel of the oil firm and its subsidiaries have been redeployed. Engr. Osarolube who until his appointment was the Senior Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC on Refineries at the NNPC Towers, Abuja would be the second Eleme indigene to occupy the enviable position after Engr. Paul Obelley who also served as the Managing Director of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, (WRPC) in over 50years since the siting of Nigeria’s premier and fourth…

  • Local News,  Oil & Gas

    PHRC TAM: Satkeholders Protest Non-Employment of Host Community Youths

    Open Letter to Governor of Rivers State CONCERNED STAKEHOLDERS OF ELEME No. 7 Catholic Road, Alesa Eleme, Rivers State Tel: 07033328630, 08099870080 + E-mail: jenspresidency@yahoo.co.uk   His Excellency, CHIEF (BARR.) NYESOM EZENWO WIKE (CON) GSSRS Executive Governor of Rivers State Government House Port Harcourt.  Thro: The Executive Chairman, Eleme LGA  Dear Sir,  DENIAL OF ELEME YOUTHS OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ON-GOING TURN AROUND MAINTENANCE IN PORT HARCOURT REFINING COMPANY (PHRC) BY PIVOT GIS LIMITED,AN ACTION FUELING BREACH OF THE PEACE AND INSECURITY IN THE AREA  We write as Concerned Stakeholders of Eleme origin to formally submit this petition against Messrs PIVOT GIS Limited, a foreign company with local partners…

  • Local News,  National News,  Oil & Gas

    Ogoni Activists Versus Shell: Dutch Court Assumes Jurisdiction

    A Dutch court has said it has jurisdiction to hear a damages suit brought against Royal Dutch Shell by four widows of activists executed by the Nigerian government in 1995. In a preliminary decision, judges at the Hague District Court said they would allow the suit to go forward, a rare win in a decades-long legal fight, though the claimants must still prove Shell’s liability. Shell denies wrongdoing. “This procedure will continue,” said presiding judge Larissa Alwin, reading the decision of a three-judge panel. The men executed were among a group that became known as the “Ogoni Nine” – activists who included writer Ken Saro-Wiwa. The group had protested against…

  • Oil & Gas

    Indorama Port Operations To Boost Nigeria’s Economy

    Industry players and experts have described the OIS Indorama Port Limited as a multi-purpose port terminal at Onne Ports Complex that will boost Nigerian economy. Built from a swampy wasteland, designed by reputed international engineering companies, and constructed by renowned local companies, the project cost Indorama a whooping US $130 million. The facility has a 295-metre multipurpose jetty, storage facilities suitable for fertilizer consisting of a 45,000 metric tons warehouse for urea with an automated material handling system and a modern ship loader. The port terminal has the capacity to handle up to 2 million tons per annum of dry bulk urea exports, which is serving as a platform for…

  • National News,  Oil & Gas

    NNPC To Cut Fuel Imports • Signs $50m Contract To Overhaul Refineries

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again announced plans to revamp the nation’s four refineries to help the country save billions of dollars it expends annually on fuel imports. To this end, Inside Eleme gathered that the corporation has awarded a contract worth about $50 million to Italy’s Maire Tecnimont to carry out checks and equipment inspections of Port Harcourt refinery. The Port Harcourt refinery overhaul would be followed by the Warri and Kaduna refineries, according to Reuters report. Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu hinted recently that the federal government would raise $1.2 billion to upgrade the four refineries as it plans to end reliance on…

  • Headline News,  Oil & Gas

    Port Manager Applauds Indorama’s Strides • Says Indorama Has Made Onne Port Very Active

    Alhaji Alhassan Ismaila, Port Manager, Onne Port Complex has said that Indorama has contributed to the development of the Nigeria maritime industry. He said: “Indorama has contributed a lot to the maritime industry because they have built a brand new terminal inside Onne Port here, which is an export terminal. It is a two-berth terminal which started operation in 2016. The terminal is state-of-the-art, with a modern ship loader and it has a water depth of 11 metres that is able to handle vessels of 40,000 – 50,000 metric tons. Speaking in an interview, the port manager said when Indorama started operations, they were averaging one vessel per month in…

  • Oil & Gas

    Emere Mba-Ngei & Alesa Vs Indorama & Others: Ruling On Preliminary Objections For Jan 30

    The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has fixed January 30th for ruling on preliminary objections in the matter seeking inclusion of Alesa Community as one of the host communities of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited. There were five objections raised by the defendants on different grounds: They argued that they were wrongly joined as parties, that the suit discloses no cause of action against them, that they are non-existent persons and that the Court generally lacks jurisdiction to hear the matter. All the objections were heard in court and the plaintiffs, Johnson Emere Mba-Ngei and Alesa Community opposed all the preliminary objections through their lawyer, C. A. Emenketi who…