Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Report: Committee To Protect Journalists Releases "Attacks On The Press In 2011"

“Technology has democratized news publishing, and it has rattled regimes that equate survival with control of all aspects of society, especially the flow of information. Video footage of repression from Burma to Syria to Egypt dramatically illustrates the benefits of Internet platforms and social media. Only a few years ago, much of this footage could not have been recorded easily and would never have been allowed out of a restricted country. Yet the Arab uprisings of 2011 also demonstrate the urgent need for providers and users of digital tools to fully understand the dangers of deploying them in repressive nations”.

News Report: Shell Senior Executive Says Oil Theft On The Rise In Nigeria

Ian Craig
Ian Craig, Vice-president at Shell said yesterday that Nigeria losses about 150,000 barrels of crude Oil per day, which is about seven percent of the country’s total crude output to theft.
Ian Craig was former head of Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. Ltd.
The Shell senior executive said that while militant attacks on Oil and Gas installations in the Niger Delta region reduced, Oil theft increased.
This revelation was made at an annual Oil and Gas conference in which Nigeria’s Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke was a participant.
Craig said that the greatest challenge in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry is Oil theft and the attendant criminality.
"The volume of oil which is stolen is difficult to estimate but is probably in the region of 150,000 barrels per day, Mr. Craig revealed.
On her part, Mrs. Allison-Madueke revealed that Oil production level could rise to 2.6million barrels per day in the weeks ahead.
"The Oil and Gas sector has witnessed a renewed wave of activities which has placed the industry on a path of growth," the Minster assured.