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Ghana power sector stumbles

Not too long ago, Ghana was a frontrunner in African energy. The country boasts an average access to electricity rate of 74 percent — far above the average rate of 47 percent for West Africa. But in recent years, Ghana's progress has stalled, as it wrestles with power outages and struggles to insta ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > GhanaNana Akufo-AddoAmandi IPP +2

Big Promises: Ghana Election Special

Ghana's new government promised change – what does it mean for the oil and gas sector? Just weeks into the start of Ghana's New Patriotic Party government, and the changes for the oil and gas industry are already piling up — new government officials have been appointed, new leadership positions for ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > GhanaElectionJubilee +10

CSR is the next frontier for Nigeria’s local oil firms  

When a company reaches a certain size there begins a compulsion to give back. Often it's a way to improve public relations, often it helps build the network of a company overseas. But where I believe companies ought to be compelled to direct their ‘Corporate Social Responsibility' (CSR) contribution ...

Flo Kigbala - Delta Deep Content


Posted 6 months agoOpinion > SocialCSRmarketing +7

Sudan’s New Business Council Looks West For Post-Oil Prosperity

After 20 years, last week saw the formal lifting of US economic sanctions on Sudan. In a punishing two decades, Sudan has weathered a devastating humanitarian crisis in Darfur, the cessession of the South and the loss of its precious oil revenues with it. But it has not been buckled, and it has not ...

Flo Kigbala - Delta Deep Content


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > SudanOilSanctions +3

When it comes to vandalism Nigeria needs to address the cause, not the symptom  

Successive administrations in Nigeria each have their strengths and weaknesses, but one thing each government department has perfected into a fine art is the amalgamation of bad news into a grand narrative of considered, deliberate development. They will also never, ever miss an opportunity to take ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > SeplatOandoAiteo Group +4

Partnerships spell progress for plucky Nigerian firms

As if any more was needed, this week have another story to evidence the appetite for indigenous Nigerian oil firms to flex their muscles outside their own borders. Following the lead set by Aiteo Group's internationalist aims earlier this year , Oranto Petroleum has announced that it is set to s ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > OrantoUgandaInternational +6

Arthur Eze: Nigeria Profile

Last week I wrote about the partnership agreement with the Government of Uganda that was on the cards for Oranto , one of Nigeria's plucky oil groups taking on the IOCs. But what about the man behind the company. In this series, I'll be looking at some of the figures behind Nigeria's new breed of p ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Arthur EzeAtlas OrantoOranto Petroleum +7

All You Need to Know About Benedict Peters – Nigeria Profile

I write quite a bit about leading energy figures in the oil and gas world in Nigeria. Last week I did a profile of Arthur Eze , the bombastic prince of Oranto's sprawling oil network. I don't believe that these visionaries get the credit they deserve so I want to make a point of drawing attention ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Benedict PetersAiteo GroupNigeria +5

U.S Crude Puts Squeeze on Nigerian Exports

Just as it was all looking on the up for Nigerian oil exports, it looks now as though India, one of the country's biggest export partners, has fallen out of love with West African crude. According to a report on Platts, India's leading oil company, Indian Oil Corporation, has issued a tender for a ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > USACrudeIndia +6

Aiteo at the vanguard: the powerhouse at the centre of Nigerian oil

There is a quote that says: ‘ the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result '. It's often attributed to Albert Einstein, but it perfectly describes the state of the oil sector in Nigeria. Governments come and go, oil licences are approved, an ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > 2018Aiteo GroupNigeria +11

Naija rising - World Bank Report Shines Green

Great news released today for anyone watching the Nigerian economy, but no surprises for those of us who are on the ground: in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business list , Nigeria was among the 10 economies showing the most considerable improvement. Demonstrating our resilience to turbulent oil ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 22 days agoOpinion > World BankNigeriaeconomy +3

EFCC: The Fish Rots From the Head in Nigerian Corruption Watch

There are a couple of things that will always happen in an African election. First, the incumbent will repeatedly promise not to stand, and then run anyway. Second, the loser will always, always cry foul at vote rigging (usually with good reason). And thirdly, the winner will always, always, always ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > BuhariNigeriacorruption +4

Deadline threatens self-sufficiency in Nigeria

Nigeria has been something of a playground for the International Oil Companies (IOCs) since the oil boom began here in the 1960s. The resources they brought, the scales of production to which they were accustomed to and the reach of their extraction and distribution networks meant that returns were ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > NigeriaPIBjoint venture +5

Grab your popcorn - the PIB debate begins!

It's finally happening! The most eagerly-anticipated piece of legislation in the tumultuous history of the oil and gas sector in Nigeria is moving forward. Like a steam train pulling out of a station, it has taken a seemingly infinite amount of time to start but it now looks as though Nigeria's sena ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > PIBOilNigeria +3

What football tells us about Nigeria’s supply concerns

So the latest news from the bigwigs at OPEC is that Nigeria's crude oil production has fallen from 2 million barrels per day to around 1.27 million. This sounds like bad news, anyone can see. And one would be foolish to suggest that a 37.5% decrease in crude production is a welcome shift for our oil ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > FootballOilOPEC +5
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