During a meeting with the Republic of the Congo’s Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC) on Monday, Secretary General of OPEC H.E. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo emphasized the growing role of national oil companies (NOCs) in advancing the African energy sector.
Energy Capital & Power is live-covering the visit of OPEC and the African Energy Chamber to the Republic of the Congo, as the country launches a series of initiatives to promote the domestic energy sector.
H.E. Barkindo commended advancements made by SNPC with regard to ongoing development of natural gas and its commitment to extending the benefits of natural resource extraction to local communities.
“Your Corporate Social Responsibility is very well noted and it is evident that your efforts across the country are touching the lives of ordinary people,” said H.E. Barkindo. “I have also noted that the NOC is giving due attention to the development of natural gas.”
The Secretary General also highlighted the future role of oil and gas in sub-Saharan Africa and of NOCs in boosting exploration capacity, with a view to ensuring sustainable development and eliminating energy poverty.
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