Nigeria says not offered disputed licences to China

martedì 29 settembre 2009 18:06
 

LAGOS, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Nigeria is not offering oil licences currently operated by Chevron (CVX.N: Quotazione), ExxonMobil (XOM.N: Quotazione) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: Quotazione) to China while renewal negotiations are ongoing, a government minister said on Tuesday.

"We are not offering leases that are up for renewal in the middle of negotiations to renew. That is not happening," Minister of State for Petroleum Odein Ajumogobia told Reuters in a telephone interview. (For more Reuters Africa coverage and to have your say on the top issues, visit: af.reuters.com/ ) (Reporting by Nick Tattersall; editing by James Jukwey)