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Nigeria: Jonathan Pledges More Licenses for Refineries

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Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan (pictured), has insisted that the Federal Government is prepared to give licenses to companies interested in establishing refineries in Nigeria. Speaking to a delegation of Brazilian investors at State House, Jonathan said that the openness to new refiners was part of overall efforts to improve capacity and reduce imports.

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South Sudan Close to Alternative Pipeline Agreements

South Sudan and Ethiopia’s governments signed a memorandum of understanding to build an oil pipeline via Djibouti, South Sudanese Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said. South Sudan also held talks with an unidentified Texas- based construction company about building a pipeline to the Kenyan coastal town of Lamu, Benjamin said on the government’s website in Juba, the capital. Kenyan and South Sudanese officials agreed on the pipeline last month.

 

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Ghana: Kojo Bonsu Thanks GOIL Board and Management

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Kojo Bonsu (pictured), who recently left his job as Acting Managing Director of GOIL, has said that he is grateful to the company's board, management and staff for the support and co-operation he received during his six month tenure at the head of the organisation. Speaking in an interview with B&FT, Bonsu expressed his satisfaction with the progress he achieved at the largest indigenous oil marketing company in the country.

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Nigeria: Shell Chief Warns on Fuel Theft

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Shell Nigeria’s Managing Director, Mutiu Sunmonu (pictured), has warned that the country could lose N800bn to oil theft unless a clampdown on illegal refining and bunkering at the Nembe Creek Trunk line takes place. Speaking in Port Harcourt, Sunmonu said that approximately 140,000 bpd of fuel is lose to theft nationwide.

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