Crude Oil Discovered In Borno
Federal Government has revealed the recent discovery of crude oil in Borno State, through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Jamila Shua’ra.
Mrs Shua’ra attributed the discovery of oil in Borno and Lagos states to the doggedness of the present administration. In the scorecard presented to stakeholders, the ministry also noted that the introduction of Price Modulation Mechanism and Appropriate Pricing Framework had helped the Federal Government to save N1.4 trillion that would have been expended on subsidy payment between May and November.
Also, the ministry announced that the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, would in 2017 conduct bid rounds for open blocks and conclude the previously aborted marginal fields bid round to enhance the entry of new players, stimulate competition and generate revenue for the government.