Total has announced the appointment of Momar Nguer (pictured) as Senior Vice President for the Africa/Middle East division of Total Supply & Marketing. Mr Nguer, 55, succeeds Alain Champeaux, who left his role after 35 years with the company.
Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives have moved to scrap the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) following the abolition of fuel subsidies on January 1. Deputy Minority Leader Kawu Sumaila (pictured) said that 200 of the house’s 360 members had indicated support for a bill to abolish the agency, which he plans to introduce as soon as the house reconvenes.
Shell Oman Marketing Company broke a new record for sales volumes last year, pumping 1.5bn litres of fuel to customers nationwide. The company, which boasts a retail network of 144 fuel service stations, has a market coverage of 95% according to an independent study conducted in Q3.
Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) has held an awareness programme for drivers of fuel tanks in the Emirate. The programme, organised in cooperation with Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat), was held at the company’s Al Qusais central workshop.
Organised protests against the removal of fuel subsidies have taken place in Abuja, Lagos and Kano, as consumers react to a policy that has more than doubled petrol prices at a stroke. After a long lead-in time, the subsidy on petrol was removed by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), suggested prices from the agency rose from N65 to roughly N144.