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Ghana: EGL Outlines Expansion Plan

Ghanaian fuel service station operator Engen Ghana Limited aims to increase its domestic market share and has set a target of controlling 10% of the African market in the next four years. EGL, which currently operates 23 service stations across Ghana and deals with 40 commercial customers, has seen steady growth since it was founded in 1998. The company has a presence in 18 Sub-Saharan African countries, and controls the largest market share in South Africa. 


Nigeria: Shell will not Build Refinery in Nigeria, says Brinded

The outgoing Executive Director of Shell Nigeria, Malcolm Brinded (pictured), has said that the exploration company can't build a refinery in Nigeria because it already has a surplus of refining capacity worldwide. Brinded, who led a delegation to the State House in Abuja, made the statement after a farewell visit to the country's president, Goodluck Jonathan. 


Nigeria: SON to Test Petroleum Products

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) will begin testing petroleum products for adulteration on the orders of the Federal Government. Olusegun Aganga (pictured), Minister of Trade and Investment, announced that the agency had been instructed to test products at a Lagos stakeholder's conference for the downstream sector.


Nigeria: Minister Announces Summit on Refinery Overhaul

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke (pictured), has organised a special stakeholders summit to discuss the issue of the country’s older refineries. Following a working visit to the Port Harcourt Refining Company, (PHRC) in Alesa Eleme, Alison-Madueke said that the summit would be organised in the next two weeks, seeking to reach a workable solution that fits into the Government’s downstream sector reforms.

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