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FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Maxymilliano(m): 1:02pm On Dec 11, 2012
FG investigates discovery of crude oil in Ebonyi

A Federal Government team from Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has visited Afikpo South Local Government Area of EbonyiState to investigate discovery of crude oil in the area.

The preliminary report has already been taken to Abuja for confirmation of its findings.

State Commissioner for Cement Production and Mineral Development, Sunday Ugwuocha, who revealed this, noted that in a bid to shore up the internally generated revenue of the state, the state government, in conjunction with the Federal Government team, visited the potential crude oil site dug in 1928 for further investigation.

Ugwuocha, who stated this on Monday during an interactive session with stakeholders from Inyiba community in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state where the State is presently carrying out core drilling of limestone, said the preliminary result of the investigation has been submitted to the Federal Government.

According to the commissioner, “geologists from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development were in the state recently to carry out preliminary investigations on the oil well that was dug in Edda community in 1928, the State government was still waiting for the outcome of the ministries’ investigations.

“The investigation if positive will place Ebonyi as one of the oil producing states in the country.

“This development has been there since 1928, Eddah people has been making presentation to the Federal Government to come and investigate the well dug but we are happy that today a team from the Federal Government has finally come and we believe that something meaningful will come out of there investigation”.

The commissioner, who warned the people of Inyiba not to allow themselves to be used by some selfish individuals in the area to forment trouble that will delay the core drilling process going on in the area, pointed out that compensation will soon be paid to deserving members of the community after evaluation process by the state Ministry of Land and survey.

“Government will not sit back and watch you being bought over to subvert government development activities.
“The state has commenced investigation and exploration to unravel the quantity of crude oilin Afikpo South and coal in Afikpo North”, he said.

Responding, a member of the community, Theophilus Nwanga, commended the transparency of the government in the industrialisation process, adding that the cement project will lead to creation of jobs for the teeming youths in the area and the state in general, even as he assured of the safety of the explorers and their equipments.


http://dailyindependentnig.com/2012/12/fg-investigates-discovery-of-oil-in-ebonyi/
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by PointB: 3:02pm On Dec 11, 2012
There is no doubt that virtually all the SE states have oil in commercial quantities. But bad politics of past governments did not allow this to be officially acknowledged. Or how else can one explain that fact that a community claim of oil discovery since 1928 is just been given serious attention now? This is also one of the reason why GEJ administration will always be supported by rationale people. It listens and makes the effort to correct past injustices at the very least.

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by aljharem(m): 3:06pm On Dec 11, 2012
The quest of Igbo elites to make SE an oil producing region. grin grin grin grin grin grin SMH its good smiley
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by 9javoice1(m): 6:42pm On Dec 11, 2012
my town and towns around us in enugu state has oil in large quantity.
infact it disturbs us during farming.

this is no news to me. live and let live is that too much to ask from the 4 region that held nigeria down since after the war.

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Abagworo(m): 6:58pm On Dec 11, 2012
Anyone who read indepth history of crude oil would obviously know that oil was 1st discovered in Nigeria at Edda in Ebonyi.

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by PointB: 11:27pm On Dec 11, 2012
9ja voice: my town and towns around us in enugu state has oil in large quantity.
infact it disturbs us during farming.

this is no news to me. live and let live is that too much to ask from the 4 region that held nigeria down since after the war.


Na wa oo
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by berem(f): 11:47pm On Dec 11, 2012
alj harem: The quest of Igbo elites to make SE an oil producing region. grin grin grin grin grin grin SMH its good smiley

hmmm! just pray for oil to be found in your village.

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by geez1: 11:49pm On Dec 11, 2012
Abagworo: Anyone who read indepth history of crude oil would obviously know that oil was 1st discovered in Nigeria at Edda in Ebonyi.

Wrong sir. Oil was first discovered in Oloibiri in 1956. I worked with SPDC fairly long enough to know that. Maybe the oil you speak of is Palm Oil grin

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by berem(f): 11:56pm On Dec 11, 2012
geez*:


Wrong sir. Oil was first discovered in Oloibiri in 1956. I worked with SPDC fairly long enough to know that. Maybe the oil you speak of is Palm Oil grin
na everywhere you work? Do you need to work in shell to know when oil was discovered? smh

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Abagworo(m): 12:25am On Dec 12, 2012
geez*:


Wrong sir. Oil was first discovered in Oloibiri in 1956. I worked with SPDC fairly long enough to know that. Maybe the oil you speak of is Palm Oil grin

I wouldn't declare you a hater because you probably lack the knowledge. Oil was 1st struck in Edda but was declared as not commercial. The next place was Owerri which was also declared as non-commercial. Oloibiri and Owaza were struck almost at the same time in the mid 50s and were declared as commercial. Why was Oloibiri and Owaza commercially viable? The deposit was large and it required less investment in pipelines to Bonny. If you can lay your hands on documents that pre-date 1970, you would know this. The civil war led to a lot of cover ups and twist of history.

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by ebere1712: 12:30am On Dec 12, 2012
We should wait until we divide this shithole before we start mining.
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Abagworo(m): 12:46am On Dec 12, 2012
ebere1712: We should wait until we divide this shithole before we start mining.

Get your mind off oil if you really want to develop.

Take a look at this simplistic twisted history that is now given


  
PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION

Historically, the Nigerian petroleum scene opened as far back as 1908, when a German company, the Nigerian Bitumen Corporation, was attracted to what is now known as the south-western Nigerian Tar Sand deposit. After World War 1, Shell-D'Arcy, a consortium of Shell and Royal Dutch, resumed oil exploration in 1937, this time in Owerri, on the northern frame of the Niger Delta. On June 5, 1956, after drilling 28 wells and 25 core holes, all dry, the new operator, Shell-BP, struck oil at Oloibiri in what is now Bayelsa State.

Imagine how low they could steep just to twist history.
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by ak47mann(m): 1:25am On Dec 12, 2012
What i can tell u guys is that SE is full of oil&gas in a big commercial quantity
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Ozonna(m): 1:33am On Dec 12, 2012
We should remove our minds completely from oil cos as we re discovering more oil here in Nigeria, so also are other countries discovering more in their lands.

Mozambique,Uganda,Ghana,etc are few African countries I can remember that have started oil exploration. World biggest economy (US) have started reducing their dependence on foreign oil and they also have oil rich neighbour Canada. Oil in not too distant future will be sold @ less than $10 per barrel (I may be exaggerating abit).

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by ak47mann(m): 1:53am On Dec 12, 2012
well as i said b4 we never depend on oil even thou we are surrounded with oil and gas. One thing for sure is that their are still big appetite for oil especially Asian giant economy's it will take a while b4 oil becomes less dependent

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by achi4u(m): 2:21am On Dec 12, 2012
Ebonyi is a blessed state to the Easterners with alot of so many natural mineral resources begging for govt attention,if only all the SE states can team-up and re-invest in Nkalagu Cement Industry(Nigercem) with desire to help Ebonyi govt and SE in general because as things stand now the state govt alone with the kind of people ruling the state cannot do much needed work there.

As for oil.The oil deposit at Edda and its enviro has been there for God knows when with little or no attention being giving to it...,so,we are not much intrested in oil exploration anymore(just like many other people above had mention) because so many other natural gift abound in state.

So many mineral there laying fallow waiting to be tapped.

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by bushwailo: 2:40am On Dec 12, 2012
Ozonna: We should remove our minds completely from oil cos as we re discovering more oil here in Nigeria, so also are other countries discovering more in their lands.

Mozambique,Uganda,Ghana,etc are few African countries I can remember that have started oil exploration. World biggest economy (US) have started reducing their dependence on foreign oil and they also have oil rich neighbour Canada. Oil in not too distant future will be sold @ less than $10 per barrel (I may be exaggerating abit).

You are not exaggerating, I know exactly wot you are talking about.
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by ebere1712: 2:54am On Dec 12, 2012
Abagworo:

Get your mind off oil if you really want to develop.

Take a look at this simplistic twisted history that is now given



Imagine how low they could steep just to twist history.
Don't care about the oil. Just don't want to see mining multi-national devils in Alaigbo. They should stick to the naija-deltans that let them. Any of them that are currently there should leave.

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by geez1: 6:01am On Dec 12, 2012
Abagworo:

I wouldn't declare you a hater because you probably lack the knowledge. Oil was 1st struck in Edda but was declared as not commercial. The next place was Owerri which was also declared as non-commercial. Oloibiri and Owaza were struck almost at the same time in the mid 50s and were declared as commercial. Why was Oloibiri and Owaza commercially viable? The deposit was large and it required less investment in pipelines to Bonny. If you can lay your hands on documents that pre-date 1970, you would know this. The civil war led to a lot of cover ups and twist of history.

All the pre 70s documents I've seen don't support this claim. Oil Exploration is different from Oil Dsicovery just like an OPL is not the same thing as an OML. Unfortunately the major document I have is hard copy but here's a link that supports my claim. Before discovery of oil, they should have prospected and its an ongoing activity.

http://www.nnpcgroup.com/NNPCBusiness/BusinessInformation/OilGasinNigeria/IndustryHistory.aspx

And for me I'm not keen on oil because its not the energy of the future and you can't mine every oil field you discover because production is internationally regulated to ensure the prices are competitive. Large deposits of was discovered in Lagos and Ogun but why haven't they been mined? Also smaller countries along the West African coast are discovering oil, the US plans to mine it's oil and if Nigeria doesn't begin to refine its oil now, there will soon be no market for it as even China will build more energy efficient and plants which in some cases won't even require biofuel

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by goldfish80(m): 8:04am On Dec 12, 2012
alj harem: The quest of Igbo elites to make SE an oil producing region. grin grin grin grin grin grin SMH its good smiley

Its easier fø̲̣̣я̅ a camel to pass through †ђξ eye of a tiny needle than for a spoon of oil to be found in ur state.re-Tard!

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Abagworo(m): 8:21am On Dec 12, 2012
geez*:




And for me I'm not keen on oil because its not the energy of the future and you can't mine every oil field you discover because production is internationally regulated to ensure the prices are competitive. Also smaller countries along the West African coast are discovering oil, the US plans to mine it's oil and if Nigeria doesn't begin to refine its oil now, there will soon be no market for it as even China will build more energy efficient and plants which in some cases won't even require biofuel
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You are right. No meaningful thinking Nigerian should plan our future with oil. In reality, with modern advanced mining technology oil could be struck in almost all the countries of the world making raw crude almost worthless. Posterity will never forgive our generation if we fail to free Nigeria from oil bondage.
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by geez1: 9:03am On Dec 12, 2012
Abagworo:

You are right. No meaningful thinking Nigerian should plan our future with oil. In reality, with modern advanced mining technology oil could be struck in almost all the countries of the world making raw crude almost worthless. Posterity will never forgive our generation if we fail to free Nigeria from oil bondage.

For once we agree on something. I owe you a drink
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Maxymilliano(m): 9:14am On Dec 12, 2012
Abagworo:

I wouldn't declare you a hater because you probably lack the knowledge. Oil was 1st struck in Edda but was declared as not commercial. The next place was Owerri which was also declared as non-commercial. Oloibiri and Owaza were struck almost at the same time in the mid 50s and were declared as commercial. Why was Oloibiri and Owaza commercially viable? The deposit was large and it required less investment in pipelines to Bonny. If you can lay your hands on documents that pre-date 1970, you would know this. The civil war led to a lot of cover ups and twist of history.
Thanks man for this piece of info.
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by martinseme: 9:20am On Dec 12, 2012
Now the price of red and groundnut oil will be cheaper. I need to invest in this discovery. Ebony am on my way with my gallons.
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Nobody: 9:24am On Dec 12, 2012
sadly it won't change the standard of living in Nigeria when exploited...those fat fools in power will keep siphoning the proceeds of natural resources cry cry
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by meksroland: 9:25am On Dec 12, 2012
geez*:


Wrong sir. Oil was first discovered in Oloibiri in 1956. I worked with SPDC fairly long enough to know that. Maybe the oil you speak of is Palm Oil grin
you're also wrong, oil was first discovered in Ikeduru LGA of imo state but was first discovered in commercial quantity in Oloibiri.
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by aglomar: 9:26am On Dec 12, 2012
Oil discovery no longer calls for jubilation

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Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Techwriter: 9:27am On Dec 12, 2012
Is that supposed to be a blessing or a curse?
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by topsyking: 9:29am On Dec 12, 2012
They will never discover oil in ibo land..its just anoda propaganda
we r not ready for anoda igbo militancy cos na dem go worst pass...already kidnapping is the order of d day..if dey no see oil, na war zone he go become
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Justicemy: 9:33am On Dec 12, 2012
hmmm, enuf moni
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by Emusan(m): 9:35am On Dec 12, 2012
Very soon they wil begin to discover oil in Nigerians body gringringringrin
Re: FG Investigates Discovery Of Crude Oil In Ebonyi by victord1st: 9:36am On Dec 12, 2012
berem: na everywhere you work? Do you need to work in shell to know when oil was discovered? smh


that guy geez hates anything igbo.he also said he worked with 6banks.pls ignore this guy he jobless.

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