PENGASSAN Tasks Workers on Capacity Building

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called on companies operating in the nation’s oil and gas sector to sufficiently update their workforce on trending global technology.

This, the union stated would adequately prepare them on how to handle its effects.

A statement quoted the PENGASSAN President, Mr. Francis Olabode Johnson, to have said this at a 2-day PENGASSAN Port Harcourt Zonal Workshop, with the theme: ‘Impact of Technology, Politics and Leadership Skills on Industrial Relations in the Workplace,’ organised by the Port Harcourt Zone of the Association in Awka, Anambra State recently.


Oil search in inland basins

President Muhammadu Buhari recently flagged off drilling activities by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the Kolmani River 1 oil well in the Gongola Basin of the Benue Trough, Bauchi State. In the same vein he also directed the extension of exploration activities related to the search for petroleum in six other basins in the country, pursuant to boosting the country’s proven petroleum resources.


Tender for NLNG Train 7 out in April

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, has said the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) will issue Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the NLNG Train 7 project in April.


Oil hits $65 on OPEC cuts, Saudi shutdown

Brent crude oil prices hit 2019 highs above $65 per barrel on Friday, spurred by OPEC-led supply cuts and a partial shutdown of Saudi Arabia’s biggest offshore oil field.


Reducing revenue leakages, oil theft with LNG tracking technology

The Federal Government as part of its oil sector reforms last week in Lagos recorded a major milestone in the history of the country’s oil and gas sector with the inauguration of the Crude Oil and LNG Tracking (COLT) to final destination portal by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr.Ibe Kachikwu.


Shell, partners sign 300m cubic feet gas FID

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and its joint venture partners last week signed a Final Investment Decision (FID) agreement for 300 million cubic feet of gas per day production at Assa North gas development.


Dangote’s refinery: New highway coming for oil tankers –Sanwo-Olu

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has allayed the anxiety being nurtured by residents of Lekki-Epe axis, over the imminent gridlock expected from the operations of Dangote Refinery at the corridor.


Oil firms and disasters in the Niger Delta

The Rains are here again in the upland western Atlantic belt like Lagos. Soon, just in a space of few weeks now, the early rains of the year will veer towards the inland coastal areas, towards the Niger Delta areas, on the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. The lower heavens was so generous last year with an overdose of rainfall and it did more than cool the temperature of the lower Niger Delta compatriots who already are used to humid weather most periods of the year.




TUC Calls for Review of NLAC

The National Executive Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called for the review of the law establishing the National Law Advisory Council (NLAC).


NLC to Nigerians: Go out and vote on Saturday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed shock at the last minute postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to hold last Saturday.


Minimum wage and ASUU wars lost once again

JAMES Macpherson was the father of Sir John Macpherson, a former governor-general of Nigeria, who handed the baton of office to Sir James Robertson who was our last British ruler before independence. He noticed how many times his Scottish brethren went to war against the English and have ended up defeated.



Labour Minister Urges Trade Unions To Emulate ANAP

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has advised trade unions in the country to Emulate the good conduct of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) since the group was registered three years ago.