Timipre Sylva

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Timipre Sylva said : “the problem of crude oil theft has reached a level of national emergency” External link

thesourceng Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Africa is still bedevilled with chronic energy poverty in this modern age, with about 600 million having no access to electricity, and about 900 million having no access to clean cooking fuel. This is unjustifiable to say the least,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:14:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It must however be admitted that the risk of limited international financing of oil and gas projects could jeopardise Africa’s energy transition and roadmap to attaining net-zero,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:14:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I have no doubt that the future of Africa’s oil and gas industry is still bright, despite the global energy transition uptake. You are central to making this a reality. Don’t fail us,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:45:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “I can tell you authoritatively, we have not deregulated. The government is still subsidizing (petrol price). If there are increases in price, it is not from the government. It’s probably from the marketers but of course I will talk to the Authority to ensure that they actually regulate the price. This is not from the government, we have not deregulated” External link

leadership Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are now at the point of engagement and interaction with a view to issuing regulations that would benefit all stakeholders,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:36:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Africa is still bedevilled with chronic energy poverty in this modern age, with about 600 million having no access to electricity, and about 900 million having no access to clean cooking fuel. This is unjustifiable, to say the least,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, August 1, 2022 9:30:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It must however be admitted that the risk of limited international financing of oil and gas projects could jeopardise Africa’s energy transition and roadmap to attaining net-zero,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, August 1, 2022 9:30:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I will talk to the Authority to ensure that they actually regulate the price. This is not from the government, we have not deregulated,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, August 1, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The unveiling of NNPC Limited today is a new dawn in the quest for growth and development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry, opening new vintages for partnerships,” External link

nigerianobservernews Monday, July 25, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are setting all these woes behind us, and a clear path for the survival and growth of our petroleum industry is now before us,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, July 22, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The IPPG and other potential investors should therefore perceive the IOCs’ divestments in some of the upstream assets as opportunities, rather than a threats, to become more involved in the development of the Nigerian upstream petroleum sector” External link

thisdayonline Friday, July 22, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva told : “You should use this opportunity to deliberate on how we can harness our financial resources and accelerate technology development to face the global energy transition onslaught,” External link

punchng Thursday, July 21, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "While the country was waiting for the PIA, Nigeria's oil and gas industry lost about 50 billion U.S. dollars worth of investments," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:55:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “only 4 per cent of the $70 billion investment inflows into Africa’s oil and gas industry came to Nigeria even though the country is the continent’s biggest producer and the largest reserves,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “For us in Nigeria, we are at a low point. We are not able to meet our OPEC quota. We have given ourselves just about a month to ensure that we can … we believe that by August we would see some improvement in security,” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : ''We have however adopted our vast gas resources across the country as a transition fuel,'' External link

nationmultimedia Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The materialisation and full realisation of this industry’s enormous potentials depend on government’s commitment to policy implementation as well as private sector commitment and support to government in achieving policy agenda,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:50:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The onboarding of new oil and gas players in the petroleum sector is part of this government’s policy to encourage more indigenous participation in our petroleum operations,” External link

nigerianobservernews Monday, July 4, 2022 11:20:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have given ourselves just about a month to ensure that we achieve at least some measurable milestones…The assurance I have from all the operators is that at least we can produce all of our OPEC quota by the end of August,” “For us in Nigeria we are really at a low point, we are not able to meet our OPEC quota…We have given ourselves timeframe, we are focusing on security. We believe that by end of August we would have seen some improvements in security in the oil sector,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated ( about The Deputy ) : “This project kicked off second quarter last year and where they are now is quite impressive. It is on schedule. The commitment is to deliver 60,000 barrels per day from this refinery by the first quarter of next year, and, of course, we are quite happy,” External link

punchng Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “At this moment, I think the prices are firming up and I don’t think there will be any surprises in OPEC in August,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, June 26, 2022 8:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Struggling even to meet the quota has been very sad for us and operators have planned to fill the gap within a couple of months,” “By end of August, generally the commitment is that we’re at least going to produce our OPEC quota and then of course look at going even beyond that after August,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, June 26, 2022 8:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It’s not a supply issue at all. It’s just a global problem. You know that the problem in Ukraine and Russia has actually exacerbated the rise in prices; it is not in Nigeria alone. The high cost of diesel is also because of the same reason and these are not subsidised commodities, they are deregulated commodities so actually, it is not within the purview of the government to intervene in the price,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:02:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I can assure you that there are enough provisions in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content (NOGIC) Act and the PIA to encourage the participation of women,” External link

leadership Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva affirmé ( about Maroc Mohammed VI ) : «Nous voulons continuer ce même pipeline jusqu’au Maroc le long de la côte. Aujourd’hui, (le projet) est toujours à l’étude» External link

mondafrique Friday, June 10, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “This gas pipeline is to take gas to 15 West African countries and to Morocco and through Morocco to Spain and Europe,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, June 3, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "This gas pipeline is to take gas to 15 West African countries and to Morocco and through Morocco to Spain and Europe," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, June 3, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva argued : “energy transition is about providing clean energy, and not about discriminating between energy sources. In the face of the current high level of energy poverty worldwide, especially in Africa, all energy sources will be required to achieve the sustainable development goal of providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:15:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : "C'est à ce moment là, que nous parlerons financement" External link

leconomiste Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : «Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt» External link

aujourdhui Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “NCDMB’s investments in Eraskon Nigeria Limited for a lubricating oils blending Plant, Bunorr Integrated Energy Limited for the production of lube oil and other lubricants in- country, and Duport Midstream Company for the establishment of an energy park, which comprises modular refinery and gas processing facility, have shown a broad spectrum of partnerships in the midstream and downstream value chain” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, May 23, 2022 6:42:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva noted : “Despite the long-term and required drop in demand for fossil fuels, short-term demand and prices remain robust, providing strong commercial justification for their extraction and a need to smooth the transition,” External link

leadership Friday, May 20, 2022 6:31:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva noted : “Despite the long-term and required drop in demand for fossil fuels, short-term demand and prices remain robust, providing strong commercial justification for their extraction and a need to smooth the transition,” External link

leadership Friday, May 20, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “And as alluded to by the African Union, we need to be realistic in choosing the energy transition pathways which addresses our unique requirements and circumstances,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, May 20, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : “As a government, we are also creating corridors and pathways that operators in the industry can take to achieve net-zero, the PIA is an enabler for gas business and as you know as a country, we have stated everywhere in the world that our pathway to net-zero is gas,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva told : “One of the biggest problems that we have in the sector has been a lack of investments. In the last 10 years, over $70b worth of investments came into Africa. But sadly, less than $4b of this came to Nigeria, which is surprisingly the biggest country in Africa. If we cannot attract investments to Nigeria, you know where we are heading,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:43:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : «Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt» External link

aujourdhui Friday, May 13, 2022 1:50:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva déclaré : "Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu'au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l'heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d'entités manifestent leur intérêt" External link

allafrica-fr Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I will go to my leader, for example the Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, I will talk to him; I will also consult other leaders,” External link

saharareporters Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I am very happy and pleased by this gesture,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 9, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : «Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt» External link

aujourdhui Thursday, May 5, 2022 2:13:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We want to continue this same pipeline to Morocco along the coast. For now, we are at the level of studies, and of course, we are at the level of securing funding for this project and many entities show interest," External link

pna Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "this administration cannot complete the Moroccan-Nigeria pipeline, but we can at least get it to the point of departure before we leave" External link

pna Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “this administration cannot finish the Nigerian-Morocco gas pipeline, but we can at least get it at the point of starting before we leave” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : “Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt” External link

maroc-ma Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva déclaré : “cette administration ne peut pas terminer le gazoduc Maroc-Nigeria, mais nous pouvons au moins l’amener au point de départ avant notre départ” External link

maroc-ma Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva disse : "Estamos no processo de assegurar o financiamento e muitas pessoas estão a demonstrar interesse" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 3, 2022 4:32:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We want to continue this same pipeline to Morocco along the coast. Today, (the project) is still under study," External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, May 3, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva explained : “Inclusive Energy Transition: Key Issues, Investment Opportunities and Barriers Towards Achieving the Decades of Gas Initiative in Nigeria,” External link

punchng Friday, April 29, 2022 4:53:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are calling for more investments in the hydrocarbon sector of the economy especially in gas. We are encouraging companies interested in gas to do so. We have enough gas reserve in the country and we are encouraging anyone with capacity to bring in their investments,” External link

leadership Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are calling for more investments in the hydrocarbon sector of the economy especially in gas. We are encouraging companies interested in gas to do so. We have enough gas reserve in the country and we are encouraging anyone with capacity to bring in their investments,” External link

leadership Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We want this project to pull through, this time, and we will do everything possible to ensure that the Final Investment Decision (FDI) is taken as soon as possible” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 18, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are calling for more investments in the hydrocarbon sector of the economy especially in gas. We are encouraging companies interested in gas to do so. We have enough gas reserve in the country and we are encouraging anyone with capacity to bring in their investments,” External link

authorityngr Monday, April 18, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “It’s more or less fueling a criminal economy. The NNPC imports the products, and nobody knows the exact destination of the products at the end of the day,” External link

leadership Sunday, April 17, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “Then, when fuel prices increased from N145 to N162, the consumption figure temporarily fell to about 40 something million litres per day, because the arbitrage opportunity reduced,” External link

leadership Sunday, April 17, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The issue we have with the existing NLNG Trains is that of insufficient gas supply. The partners are running out of gas and they are refusing third party to supply gas to the Trains. The partners are insisting that they can only allow third party supply gas to the plant only if they agree to supply at subsidised rates. These people of course want to make money and they cannot supply at subsidised rates and that’s why the NLNG Trains cannot produce at fully capacity. The partners can afford to supply at subsidised rates because they are partners in the NLNG project not the third parties. This is a very critical issue I want to discus with the respective partners to see how we can resolve this problem so that we can increase the production capacity of the NLNG,” External link

leadership Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:00:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The issue we have with the existing NLNG Trains is that of insufficient gas supply. The partners are running out of gas and they are refusing third party to supply gas to the Trains. The partners are insisting that they can only allow third party supply gas to the plant only if they agree to supply at subsidised rates. These people of course want to make money and they cannot supply at subsidised rates and that’s why the NLNG Trains cannot produce at fully capacity. The partners can afford to supply at subsidised rates because they are partners in the NLNG project not the third parties. This is a very critical issue I want to discus with the respective partners to see how we can resolve this problem so that we can increase the production capacity of the NLNG,” External link

leadership Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva told : “One of the biggest problems we have in the sector has been investments. In the last 10 years, over $70 billion worth of investments came to Africa. But sadly less than $4 billion came to Nigeria, which is surprisingly the biggest country in Africa. If we cannot attract investments to Nigeria, you know where we are heading,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:44:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:44:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We would like to be reliable partners to solve the energy problem in Europe and we can only achieve this by working together. It is only when investment in these areas is increased that Nigeria can meet that obligation,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, March 28, 2022 7:03:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “One of the things we warned against earlier was the speed with which EU was taking away investments in fossil fuels. We warned that the speed was faster than they were developing renewable energy. You can see now that what we were warning against is what is happening now,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, March 28, 2022 7:03:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Monday, March 28, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “In the last 10 years, over 70 billion dollars worth of investments came to Africa, but sadly less than four billion dollars came to Nigeria. Surprisingly, we are the biggest in Africa. If we cannot attract investments to Nigeria, you know where we are heading. You have been our long time friend. As at today, our gas reserve is one of the biggest in the world. We have a proven gas reserve of 206 tcf and if we really focus on gas exploitation we can get up to 600 tcf. We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project, expected to take gas to Algeria, and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morroco,” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, March 28, 2022 6:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “It’s more or less fueling a criminal economy. The NNPC imports the products, and nobody knows the exact destination of the products at the end of the day,” External link

punchng Monday, March 28, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “Then, when fuel prices increased from N145 to N162, the consumption figure temporarily fell to about 40 something million litres per day, because the arbitrage opportunity reduced,” External link

punchng Monday, March 28, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Overall, we are actually happy that we are putting this monument at the centre of Nigeria, knowing that oil has been the mainstay of the country’s economy. But, we hope the project will be commissioned by President Buhari,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “It’s more or less fueling a criminal economy. The NNPC imports the products, and nobody knows the exact destination of the products at the end of the day,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “Then, when fuel prices increased from N145 to N162, the consumption figure temporarily fell to about 40 something million litres per day, because the arbitrage opportunity reduced,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva asked : “The truth is that what the President could do was to close the ‘formal’ borders. What about the illegal routes?,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project, expected to take gas to Algeria, and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morroco,” External link

pulse Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We would like to be reliable partners to solve the energy problem in Europe and we can only achieve this by working together. It is only when investment in these areas is increased that Nigeria can meet that obligation,” External link

pulse Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The community must be involved, the security arm must be involved and the third arm which is the operating publics must also be involved. I want to let everybody know that these criminals have their days numbered because the country has lost so much from their activities” External link

guardian-ng Friday, March 25, 2022 9:13:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The community must be involved, the security arm must be involved and the third arm which is the operating publics must also be involved. I want to let everybody know that these criminals have their days numbered because the country has lost so much from their activities” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, March 25, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The community must be involved, the security arm must be involved and the third arm, which is the operating public, must also be involved. I want to let everybody know that these criminals have their days numbered because the country has lost so much from their activities” External link

sunnewsonline Friday, March 25, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are determined to stop it, because we know that we can ill-afford the continuation of this insecurity in the oil industry,” External link

zerohedge Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Nigeria will continue to drive the direction of the narrative for the African energy transition programme. We have stood out to say no to a single track energy transition programme and had and will continue to support a transition agenda that will promote gas and renewed investments in the hydrocarbon sector for Africa,” External link

leadership Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have huge hydrocarbon deposits in the continent and must we abandon it because some people have said we should? Some African countries like Ghana, Angola and others are just coming to the table and should they just abandon what they have because some countries are saying we should develop renewable energy? That will be an unfair decision,” “We are not saying we won’t be part of the transition train for renewable energy but what we are saying as Africans is that we should be allowed to develop our natural resources and enjoy the God given resources. Am happy that the world is beginning to listen to Africa and we are happy about that and we intend to build on that momentum at COO 27, in Egypt by coming out with a common position,” External link

leadership Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva insisted : “We would rather have it at $70 or $80 dollars,” External link

punchng Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “You cannot really cut back mathematically,” “Maybe we shut down about 2-300,000 bpd, so we over-complied” External link

punchng Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Nigeria will continue to drive the direction of the narrative for the African energy transition programme. We have stood out to say no to a single track energy transition programme and had and will continue to support a transition agenda that will promote gas and renewed investments in the hydrocarbon sector for Africa,” External link

leadership Monday, March 21, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have huge hydrocarbon deposits in the continent and must we abandon it because some people have said we should? Some African countries like Ghana, Angola and others are just coming to the table and should they just abandon what they have because some countries are saying we should develop renewable energy? That will be an unfair decision,” “We are not saying we won’t be part of the transition train for renewable energy but what we are saying as Africans is that we should be allowed to develop our natural resources and enjoy the God given resources. Am happy that the world is beginning to listen to Africa and we are happy about that and we intend to build on that momentum at COO 27, in Egypt by coming out with a common position,” External link

leadership Monday, March 21, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have huge hydrocarbon deposits in the continent and must we abandon it because some people have said we should? Some African countries like Ghana, Angola and others are just coming to the table and should they just abandon what they have because some countries are saying we should develop renewable energy? That will be an unfair decision,” “We are not saying we won’t be part of the transition train for renewable energy but what we are saying as Africans is that we should be allowed to develop our natural resources and enjoy the God given resources. Am happy that the world is beginning to listen to Africa and we are happy about that and we intend to build on that momentum at COO 27, in Egypt by coming out with a common position,” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It is in the interests of the global community that there is alternative supply of gas to Europe. The challenge for us to achieve this feat has been lack of infrastructure and we need funding to development infrastructure for our gas and we believe that the US can provide that funding,” External link

leadership Friday, March 11, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “yes, we believe in energy transition but we as Africans have our own peculiar problems and we are saying that our energy transition should be focused on gas to bridge the energy gap. This is what we have been saying. We need a just and equitable energy transition programme,” External link

leadership Thursday, March 10, 2022 2:49:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “This is what we have been saying. We need a just and equitable energy transition programme,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 9, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are on the same page as the National Assembly,” External link

thesourceng Sunday, March 6, 2022 2:35:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It has the ability to lift people out of energy poverty and foster economic development,” External link

leadership Friday, March 4, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Our current natural gas reserves have risen to 206.53TCF, yet, we have not even scratched at the 600TCF potential. Nigeria has the largest proven gas reserves in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as enviable Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) infrastructure and export facilities. Interventions in the gas sector have a significant positive effect on power sector development. It has the ability to lift people out of energy poverty and foster economic development,” External link

sunnewsonline Friday, March 4, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Whilst we are focused on the domestic gas agenda, we are keeping an eye on the global gas market as well. Nigeria has huge gas resources, a significant amount of which is offshore and will require unprecedented investment in infrastructure to bring them to market,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, March 2, 2022 7:41:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva explained : “Some of our confirmed international guests include The Honourable Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, who will be represented by Dr Nasser AlDossary. Others are Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia, H.E Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea and Aime Ngoy Mukena, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Democratic Republic of Congo. The global energy leader and the Secretary General of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo has also confirmed his attendance” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, February 28, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva explained : “Some of our confirmed international guests include The Honourable Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, who will be represented by Dr Nasser AlDossary. Others are Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia, H.E Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea and H.E Aime Ngoy Mukena, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Democratic Republic of Congo. The global energy leader and the Secretary-General of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo has also confirmed his attendance,” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, February 27, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Today in Nigeria about 50 million diagnostic X-ray examinations are being carried out and about 3000 radiation therapy patients treated annually. In fact, nearly everyone in our urban areas shall undergo exposure to X-ray for medical diagnostic purpose in his or her lifetime. Therefore it is important that radiation safety standards are adhered to in order to optimize doses to the patients, workers and the public,” External link

leadership Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:19:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I mean, with the kind of prices we are seeing. We are obviously not happy about it. So we would like to definitely be back on track by later this year. It’s not been very easy to get investments. A lot of people can’t get investments into the sector” External link

thesourceng Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “the recent enactment of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) is an indication of our commitment to derive more value from natural gas by providing the required governance, regulatory and fiscal framework to support the growth of the industry” External link

leadership Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “we don’t have to do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production,” External link

leadership Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We don’t have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:49:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We don’t have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 22, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : “We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 22, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It is not a time to trade blames as is customary in Nigeria. It is, therefore, not a time to query anyone but a time to come together to salvage the plight of the average Nigerian,” External link

saharareporters Monday, February 21, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with the government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis,” External link

saharareporters Monday, February 21, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with the government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 21, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The Nigerian people deserve the best and the government is determined to set the country on the right path of petroleum products availability and sustainability,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 21, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, February 20, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The Nigerian people deserve the best and the government is determined to set the country on the right path of petroleum products availability and sustainability,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, February 20, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “We appreciate the NNPC for showing so much concern to the plight of Nigerians by coming forward with an apology. This is unprecedented and shows that we on the government side are not afraid to take responsibility. The Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority has been out on the streets, filling station by filling station to ensure that the situation normalizes quickly and we are beginning to see the fruits of their efforts” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, February 20, 2022 7:23:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “If we insist on the exploration of our oil and gas reserves when the world is cutting down on investments in the sector, we must set a financial institution, an African Energy Bank, to develop the oil and gas sector,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:01:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated ( about Timipre Sylva ) : “Sylva’s unwarranted Attack on Gov Diri” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, February 13, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT



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Timipre Sylva said : “the problem of crude oil theft has reached a level of national emergency” External link

thesourceng Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Africa is still bedevilled with chronic energy poverty in this modern age, with about 600 million having no access to electricity, and about 900 million having no access to clean cooking fuel. This is unjustifiable to say the least,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:14:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It must however be admitted that the risk of limited international financing of oil and gas projects could jeopardise Africa’s energy transition and roadmap to attaining net-zero,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:14:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I have no doubt that the future of Africa’s oil and gas industry is still bright, despite the global energy transition uptake. You are central to making this a reality. Don’t fail us,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:45:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “I can tell you authoritatively, we have not deregulated. The government is still subsidizing (petrol price). If there are increases in price, it is not from the government. It’s probably from the marketers but of course I will talk to the Authority to ensure that they actually regulate the price. This is not from the government, we have not deregulated” External link

leadership Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are now at the point of engagement and interaction with a view to issuing regulations that would benefit all stakeholders,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:36:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Africa is still bedevilled with chronic energy poverty in this modern age, with about 600 million having no access to electricity, and about 900 million having no access to clean cooking fuel. This is unjustifiable, to say the least,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, August 1, 2022 9:30:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It must however be admitted that the risk of limited international financing of oil and gas projects could jeopardise Africa’s energy transition and roadmap to attaining net-zero,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, August 1, 2022 9:30:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I will talk to the Authority to ensure that they actually regulate the price. This is not from the government, we have not deregulated,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, August 1, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The unveiling of NNPC Limited today is a new dawn in the quest for growth and development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry, opening new vintages for partnerships,” External link

nigerianobservernews Monday, July 25, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are setting all these woes behind us, and a clear path for the survival and growth of our petroleum industry is now before us,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, July 22, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The IPPG and other potential investors should therefore perceive the IOCs’ divestments in some of the upstream assets as opportunities, rather than a threats, to become more involved in the development of the Nigerian upstream petroleum sector” External link

thisdayonline Friday, July 22, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva told : “You should use this opportunity to deliberate on how we can harness our financial resources and accelerate technology development to face the global energy transition onslaught,” External link

punchng Thursday, July 21, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "While the country was waiting for the PIA, Nigeria's oil and gas industry lost about 50 billion U.S. dollars worth of investments," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:55:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “only 4 per cent of the $70 billion investment inflows into Africa’s oil and gas industry came to Nigeria even though the country is the continent’s biggest producer and the largest reserves,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “For us in Nigeria, we are at a low point. We are not able to meet our OPEC quota. We have given ourselves just about a month to ensure that we can … we believe that by August we would see some improvement in security,” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : ''We have however adopted our vast gas resources across the country as a transition fuel,'' External link

nationmultimedia Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The materialisation and full realisation of this industry’s enormous potentials depend on government’s commitment to policy implementation as well as private sector commitment and support to government in achieving policy agenda,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:50:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The onboarding of new oil and gas players in the petroleum sector is part of this government’s policy to encourage more indigenous participation in our petroleum operations,” External link

nigerianobservernews Monday, July 4, 2022 11:20:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have given ourselves just about a month to ensure that we achieve at least some measurable milestones…The assurance I have from all the operators is that at least we can produce all of our OPEC quota by the end of August,” “For us in Nigeria we are really at a low point, we are not able to meet our OPEC quota…We have given ourselves timeframe, we are focusing on security. We believe that by end of August we would have seen some improvements in security in the oil sector,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated ( about The Deputy ) : “This project kicked off second quarter last year and where they are now is quite impressive. It is on schedule. The commitment is to deliver 60,000 barrels per day from this refinery by the first quarter of next year, and, of course, we are quite happy,” External link

punchng Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “At this moment, I think the prices are firming up and I don’t think there will be any surprises in OPEC in August,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, June 26, 2022 8:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Struggling even to meet the quota has been very sad for us and operators have planned to fill the gap within a couple of months,” “By end of August, generally the commitment is that we’re at least going to produce our OPEC quota and then of course look at going even beyond that after August,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, June 26, 2022 8:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It’s not a supply issue at all. It’s just a global problem. You know that the problem in Ukraine and Russia has actually exacerbated the rise in prices; it is not in Nigeria alone. The high cost of diesel is also because of the same reason and these are not subsidised commodities, they are deregulated commodities so actually, it is not within the purview of the government to intervene in the price,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:02:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I can assure you that there are enough provisions in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content (NOGIC) Act and the PIA to encourage the participation of women,” External link

leadership Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva affirmé ( about Maroc Mohammed VI ) : «Nous voulons continuer ce même pipeline jusqu’au Maroc le long de la côte. Aujourd’hui, (le projet) est toujours à l’étude» External link

mondafrique Friday, June 10, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “This gas pipeline is to take gas to 15 West African countries and to Morocco and through Morocco to Spain and Europe,” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, June 3, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "This gas pipeline is to take gas to 15 West African countries and to Morocco and through Morocco to Spain and Europe," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, June 3, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva argued : “energy transition is about providing clean energy, and not about discriminating between energy sources. In the face of the current high level of energy poverty worldwide, especially in Africa, all energy sources will be required to achieve the sustainable development goal of providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:15:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : "C'est à ce moment là, que nous parlerons financement" External link

leconomiste Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : «Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt» External link

aujourdhui Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “NCDMB’s investments in Eraskon Nigeria Limited for a lubricating oils blending Plant, Bunorr Integrated Energy Limited for the production of lube oil and other lubricants in- country, and Duport Midstream Company for the establishment of an energy park, which comprises modular refinery and gas processing facility, have shown a broad spectrum of partnerships in the midstream and downstream value chain” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, May 23, 2022 6:42:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva noted : “Despite the long-term and required drop in demand for fossil fuels, short-term demand and prices remain robust, providing strong commercial justification for their extraction and a need to smooth the transition,” External link

leadership Friday, May 20, 2022 6:31:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva noted : “Despite the long-term and required drop in demand for fossil fuels, short-term demand and prices remain robust, providing strong commercial justification for their extraction and a need to smooth the transition,” External link

leadership Friday, May 20, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “And as alluded to by the African Union, we need to be realistic in choosing the energy transition pathways which addresses our unique requirements and circumstances,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, May 20, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : “As a government, we are also creating corridors and pathways that operators in the industry can take to achieve net-zero, the PIA is an enabler for gas business and as you know as a country, we have stated everywhere in the world that our pathway to net-zero is gas,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva told : “One of the biggest problems that we have in the sector has been a lack of investments. In the last 10 years, over $70b worth of investments came into Africa. But sadly, less than $4b of this came to Nigeria, which is surprisingly the biggest country in Africa. If we cannot attract investments to Nigeria, you know where we are heading,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:43:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : «Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt» External link

aujourdhui Friday, May 13, 2022 1:50:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva déclaré : "Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu'au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l'heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d'entités manifestent leur intérêt" External link

allafrica-fr Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I will go to my leader, for example the Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, I will talk to him; I will also consult other leaders,” External link

saharareporters Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I am very happy and pleased by this gesture,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 9, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : «Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt» External link

aujourdhui Thursday, May 5, 2022 2:13:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We want to continue this same pipeline to Morocco along the coast. For now, we are at the level of studies, and of course, we are at the level of securing funding for this project and many entities show interest," External link

pna Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "this administration cannot complete the Moroccan-Nigeria pipeline, but we can at least get it to the point of departure before we leave" External link

pna Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “this administration cannot finish the Nigerian-Morocco gas pipeline, but we can at least get it at the point of starting before we leave” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva précisé : “Nous voulons poursuivre ce même gazoduc jusqu’au Maroc en longeant la côte. Pour l’heure, nous sommes au niveau des études, et bien sûr, nous sommes au niveau de la sécurisation du financement de ce projet et beaucoup d’entités manifestent leur intérêt” External link

maroc-ma Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva déclaré : “cette administration ne peut pas terminer le gazoduc Maroc-Nigeria, mais nous pouvons au moins l’amener au point de départ avant notre départ” External link

maroc-ma Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva disse : "Estamos no processo de assegurar o financiamento e muitas pessoas estão a demonstrar interesse" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 3, 2022 4:32:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We want to continue this same pipeline to Morocco along the coast. Today, (the project) is still under study," External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, May 3, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva explained : “Inclusive Energy Transition: Key Issues, Investment Opportunities and Barriers Towards Achieving the Decades of Gas Initiative in Nigeria,” External link

punchng Friday, April 29, 2022 4:53:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are calling for more investments in the hydrocarbon sector of the economy especially in gas. We are encouraging companies interested in gas to do so. We have enough gas reserve in the country and we are encouraging anyone with capacity to bring in their investments,” External link

leadership Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are calling for more investments in the hydrocarbon sector of the economy especially in gas. We are encouraging companies interested in gas to do so. We have enough gas reserve in the country and we are encouraging anyone with capacity to bring in their investments,” External link

leadership Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We want this project to pull through, this time, and we will do everything possible to ensure that the Final Investment Decision (FDI) is taken as soon as possible” External link

guardian-ng Monday, April 18, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are calling for more investments in the hydrocarbon sector of the economy especially in gas. We are encouraging companies interested in gas to do so. We have enough gas reserve in the country and we are encouraging anyone with capacity to bring in their investments,” External link

authorityngr Monday, April 18, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “It’s more or less fueling a criminal economy. The NNPC imports the products, and nobody knows the exact destination of the products at the end of the day,” External link

leadership Sunday, April 17, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “Then, when fuel prices increased from N145 to N162, the consumption figure temporarily fell to about 40 something million litres per day, because the arbitrage opportunity reduced,” External link

leadership Sunday, April 17, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The issue we have with the existing NLNG Trains is that of insufficient gas supply. The partners are running out of gas and they are refusing third party to supply gas to the Trains. The partners are insisting that they can only allow third party supply gas to the plant only if they agree to supply at subsidised rates. These people of course want to make money and they cannot supply at subsidised rates and that’s why the NLNG Trains cannot produce at fully capacity. The partners can afford to supply at subsidised rates because they are partners in the NLNG project not the third parties. This is a very critical issue I want to discus with the respective partners to see how we can resolve this problem so that we can increase the production capacity of the NLNG,” External link

leadership Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:00:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The issue we have with the existing NLNG Trains is that of insufficient gas supply. The partners are running out of gas and they are refusing third party to supply gas to the Trains. The partners are insisting that they can only allow third party supply gas to the plant only if they agree to supply at subsidised rates. These people of course want to make money and they cannot supply at subsidised rates and that’s why the NLNG Trains cannot produce at fully capacity. The partners can afford to supply at subsidised rates because they are partners in the NLNG project not the third parties. This is a very critical issue I want to discus with the respective partners to see how we can resolve this problem so that we can increase the production capacity of the NLNG,” External link

leadership Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva told : “One of the biggest problems we have in the sector has been investments. In the last 10 years, over $70 billion worth of investments came to Africa. But sadly less than $4 billion came to Nigeria, which is surprisingly the biggest country in Africa. If we cannot attract investments to Nigeria, you know where we are heading,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:44:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:44:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We would like to be reliable partners to solve the energy problem in Europe and we can only achieve this by working together. It is only when investment in these areas is increased that Nigeria can meet that obligation,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, March 28, 2022 7:03:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “One of the things we warned against earlier was the speed with which EU was taking away investments in fossil fuels. We warned that the speed was faster than they were developing renewable energy. You can see now that what we were warning against is what is happening now,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, March 28, 2022 7:03:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project which is expected to take gas to Algeria and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morocco. As you can see we are already building infrastructure that will take gas to Europe. All we need is investments. We acknowledge that there are challenges in the sector but we should partner to help solve the problem” External link

leadership Monday, March 28, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “In the last 10 years, over 70 billion dollars worth of investments came to Africa, but sadly less than four billion dollars came to Nigeria. Surprisingly, we are the biggest in Africa. If we cannot attract investments to Nigeria, you know where we are heading. You have been our long time friend. As at today, our gas reserve is one of the biggest in the world. We have a proven gas reserve of 206 tcf and if we really focus on gas exploitation we can get up to 600 tcf. We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project, expected to take gas to Algeria, and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morroco,” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, March 28, 2022 6:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “It’s more or less fueling a criminal economy. The NNPC imports the products, and nobody knows the exact destination of the products at the end of the day,” External link

punchng Monday, March 28, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “Then, when fuel prices increased from N145 to N162, the consumption figure temporarily fell to about 40 something million litres per day, because the arbitrage opportunity reduced,” External link

punchng Monday, March 28, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Overall, we are actually happy that we are putting this monument at the centre of Nigeria, knowing that oil has been the mainstay of the country’s economy. But, we hope the project will be commissioned by President Buhari,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “It’s more or less fueling a criminal economy. The NNPC imports the products, and nobody knows the exact destination of the products at the end of the day,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “Then, when fuel prices increased from N145 to N162, the consumption figure temporarily fell to about 40 something million litres per day, because the arbitrage opportunity reduced,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva asked : “The truth is that what the President could do was to close the ‘formal’ borders. What about the illegal routes?,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “We are already building gas infrastructure such as the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project, expected to take gas to Algeria, and the West Africa Gas Pipeline project designed to take gas to Morroco,” External link

pulse Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We would like to be reliable partners to solve the energy problem in Europe and we can only achieve this by working together. It is only when investment in these areas is increased that Nigeria can meet that obligation,” External link

pulse Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The community must be involved, the security arm must be involved and the third arm which is the operating publics must also be involved. I want to let everybody know that these criminals have their days numbered because the country has lost so much from their activities” External link

guardian-ng Friday, March 25, 2022 9:13:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The community must be involved, the security arm must be involved and the third arm which is the operating publics must also be involved. I want to let everybody know that these criminals have their days numbered because the country has lost so much from their activities” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, March 25, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The community must be involved, the security arm must be involved and the third arm, which is the operating public, must also be involved. I want to let everybody know that these criminals have their days numbered because the country has lost so much from their activities” External link

sunnewsonline Friday, March 25, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are determined to stop it, because we know that we can ill-afford the continuation of this insecurity in the oil industry,” External link

zerohedge Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Nigeria will continue to drive the direction of the narrative for the African energy transition programme. We have stood out to say no to a single track energy transition programme and had and will continue to support a transition agenda that will promote gas and renewed investments in the hydrocarbon sector for Africa,” External link

leadership Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have huge hydrocarbon deposits in the continent and must we abandon it because some people have said we should? Some African countries like Ghana, Angola and others are just coming to the table and should they just abandon what they have because some countries are saying we should develop renewable energy? That will be an unfair decision,” “We are not saying we won’t be part of the transition train for renewable energy but what we are saying as Africans is that we should be allowed to develop our natural resources and enjoy the God given resources. Am happy that the world is beginning to listen to Africa and we are happy about that and we intend to build on that momentum at COO 27, in Egypt by coming out with a common position,” External link

leadership Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva insisted : “We would rather have it at $70 or $80 dollars,” External link

punchng Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “You cannot really cut back mathematically,” “Maybe we shut down about 2-300,000 bpd, so we over-complied” External link

punchng Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Nigeria will continue to drive the direction of the narrative for the African energy transition programme. We have stood out to say no to a single track energy transition programme and had and will continue to support a transition agenda that will promote gas and renewed investments in the hydrocarbon sector for Africa,” External link

leadership Monday, March 21, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have huge hydrocarbon deposits in the continent and must we abandon it because some people have said we should? Some African countries like Ghana, Angola and others are just coming to the table and should they just abandon what they have because some countries are saying we should develop renewable energy? That will be an unfair decision,” “We are not saying we won’t be part of the transition train for renewable energy but what we are saying as Africans is that we should be allowed to develop our natural resources and enjoy the God given resources. Am happy that the world is beginning to listen to Africa and we are happy about that and we intend to build on that momentum at COO 27, in Egypt by coming out with a common position,” External link

leadership Monday, March 21, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We have huge hydrocarbon deposits in the continent and must we abandon it because some people have said we should? Some African countries like Ghana, Angola and others are just coming to the table and should they just abandon what they have because some countries are saying we should develop renewable energy? That will be an unfair decision,” “We are not saying we won’t be part of the transition train for renewable energy but what we are saying as Africans is that we should be allowed to develop our natural resources and enjoy the God given resources. Am happy that the world is beginning to listen to Africa and we are happy about that and we intend to build on that momentum at COO 27, in Egypt by coming out with a common position,” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It is in the interests of the global community that there is alternative supply of gas to Europe. The challenge for us to achieve this feat has been lack of infrastructure and we need funding to development infrastructure for our gas and we believe that the US can provide that funding,” External link

leadership Friday, March 11, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “yes, we believe in energy transition but we as Africans have our own peculiar problems and we are saying that our energy transition should be focused on gas to bridge the energy gap. This is what we have been saying. We need a just and equitable energy transition programme,” External link

leadership Thursday, March 10, 2022 2:49:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “This is what we have been saying. We need a just and equitable energy transition programme,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 9, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We are on the same page as the National Assembly,” External link

thesourceng Sunday, March 6, 2022 2:35:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It has the ability to lift people out of energy poverty and foster economic development,” External link

leadership Friday, March 4, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Our current natural gas reserves have risen to 206.53TCF, yet, we have not even scratched at the 600TCF potential. Nigeria has the largest proven gas reserves in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as enviable Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) infrastructure and export facilities. Interventions in the gas sector have a significant positive effect on power sector development. It has the ability to lift people out of energy poverty and foster economic development,” External link

sunnewsonline Friday, March 4, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Whilst we are focused on the domestic gas agenda, we are keeping an eye on the global gas market as well. Nigeria has huge gas resources, a significant amount of which is offshore and will require unprecedented investment in infrastructure to bring them to market,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, March 2, 2022 7:41:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva explained : “Some of our confirmed international guests include The Honourable Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, who will be represented by Dr Nasser AlDossary. Others are Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia, H.E Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea and Aime Ngoy Mukena, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Democratic Republic of Congo. The global energy leader and the Secretary General of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo has also confirmed his attendance” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, February 28, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva explained : “Some of our confirmed international guests include The Honourable Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, who will be represented by Dr Nasser AlDossary. Others are Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia, H.E Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea and H.E Aime Ngoy Mukena, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Democratic Republic of Congo. The global energy leader and the Secretary-General of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo has also confirmed his attendance,” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, February 27, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Today in Nigeria about 50 million diagnostic X-ray examinations are being carried out and about 3000 radiation therapy patients treated annually. In fact, nearly everyone in our urban areas shall undergo exposure to X-ray for medical diagnostic purpose in his or her lifetime. Therefore it is important that radiation safety standards are adhered to in order to optimize doses to the patients, workers and the public,” External link

leadership Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:19:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “I mean, with the kind of prices we are seeing. We are obviously not happy about it. So we would like to definitely be back on track by later this year. It’s not been very easy to get investments. A lot of people can’t get investments into the sector” External link

thesourceng Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “the recent enactment of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) is an indication of our commitment to derive more value from natural gas by providing the required governance, regulatory and fiscal framework to support the growth of the industry” External link

leadership Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:27:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “we don’t have to do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production,” External link

leadership Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We don’t have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:49:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “We don’t have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 22, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : “We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 22, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : "We don't have do anything extraordinary this time because we are expecting a lot of production," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva added : "We are expecting more production if a nuclear deal with Iran works out (since) there will be production from them," External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “It is not a time to trade blames as is customary in Nigeria. It is, therefore, not a time to query anyone but a time to come together to salvage the plight of the average Nigerian,” External link

saharareporters Monday, February 21, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with the government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis,” External link

saharareporters Monday, February 21, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with the government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 21, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The Nigerian people deserve the best and the government is determined to set the country on the right path of petroleum products availability and sustainability,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 21, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, February 20, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva said : “The Nigerian people deserve the best and the government is determined to set the country on the right path of petroleum products availability and sustainability,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, February 20, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “We appreciate the NNPC for showing so much concern to the plight of Nigerians by coming forward with an apology. This is unprecedented and shows that we on the government side are not afraid to take responsibility. The Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority has been out on the streets, filling station by filling station to ensure that the situation normalizes quickly and we are beginning to see the fruits of their efforts” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, February 20, 2022 7:23:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated : “If we insist on the exploration of our oil and gas reserves when the world is cutting down on investments in the sector, we must set a financial institution, an African Energy Bank, to develop the oil and gas sector,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:01:00 PM EAT

Timipre Sylva stated ( about Timipre Sylva ) : “Sylva’s unwarranted Attack on Gov Diri” External link

sunnewsonline Sunday, February 13, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief56.03%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
governor30.15%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
opponent0.25%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
candidate4.27%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
apc candidate1.26%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
candidate of nigeria0.25%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
predecessor0.50%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
rival1.26%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
gov.0.75%EN02/13/201513/02/2015
governor0.75%SA08/30/201430/08/2014
former governor2.76%EN11/10/201310/11/2013
state governor1.01%EN09/23/201323/09/2013
current governor0.25%EN11/19/201119/11/2011
independent candidate0.25%EN11/19/201119/11/2011
incumbent governor0.25%EN11/19/201119/11/2011
Names Lang Count
Timipre SylvaEN91.62%
Timipre SilvaEN4.90%
Timipre SylvaEU1.22%
Timipre SylvaFR1.14%
Timipere SylvaEN0.54%
Timipre SilvaFR0.21%
Timipre SylvaPT0.19%
Timipre SylvaUG0.13%
Timipre SylvaAR0.02%
Timipre SylvaES0.02%
Timipré SilvaFR0.00%
Timipré SilvaUG0.00%
Timipré SilvaEN0.00%


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