Liberians Benefit from Low Oil Prices

Oil Industry Chaos: Liberians Benefit From Low Oil Prices

James Harding Giahyue

Monrovia – The plunge in oil prices on the world market has dealt a devastating blow to Liberia’s oil industry dashing hopes that oil may have been the savior for Liberia’s struggling economy. But at the same time those low … More

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Passage of New Oil Law Offers Hope of Industry Restart

James Harding Giahyue

Monrovia – In this last of a three-part series on the survival of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) amid financial turmoil and the global oil crisis, we ask whether the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Law could save Liberia’s … More

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NOCAL Slashes Costs To Survive As Income Dries Up

James Harding Giahyue

 Monrovia – In this second of a three-part series on the survival of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) amid financial turmoil and the oil crisis we look closely at how the company is operating in these difficult times. … More

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NOCAL Collapses One Year On – Liberia’s Oil Basin Goes Quiet

James Harding Giahyue

Monrovia – In this first part of three-part series on we look at what is currently happening in the Liberian oil basin one year on from the collapse of the National Oil Company of Liberia. What is the status of … More

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Liberians’ Health: Generators, Cars Posing Dangers to Residents

James Harding Giahyue

Monrovia – On June 19 this year, two men—Varnie Sarjue and Jusue Vannie – spent the night in the office of GMT Fishery in the Bong Mines Bridge community outside Monrovia. Both men were guarding the company’s properties, and on … More

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Oil Crisis Sparks Shift to Renewable Energy in Liberia

James Harding Giahyue

It stands one storey tall and is painted in radiant orange and green but that is not what makes Emma’s Fashion perhaps the most noticeable building at V.O.A. Junction on the Roberts International Airport highway. What makes it stand out … More

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Uncertain Over Payment: Ex-NOCAL Staff Wary of Severance Pay

James Harding Giahyue

Monrovia – It has been more than six months since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered a restructure of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) in an effort to prevent bankruptcy. With that came the redundancy of more than 100 … More