Market forces should determine gas prices for sustained growth ― DPR
Department of Petroleum Resources

By Obas Esiedesa

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has disclosed that it will on Thursday this week, flag-off the oil and gas industry Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, ADRC, with the inauguration of the advisory council and body of neutrals in Lagos.

The department in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs, Mr. Paul Osu on Tuesday explained that the ADRC is one of the centres in the DPR National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC) which was recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari.

DPR said the Oil and Gas ADRC will offer arbitration, mediation and conciliation services for the industry.

Mr. Osu noted that the centre will leverage industry technical experts, Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners and resources of the National Data Repository, NDR, to provide fair and balanced resolutions of industry-related disputes from an informed position.

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According to him, “the ADRC is structured to adequately resolve disputes in a manner consistent with regulatory and commercial interests of the Industry.

“This will address suboptimal development of oil and gas assets associated with lingering disputes and the attendant consequences of value erosion in terms of national resource growth, global competitiveness, investment attractiveness, government take and investor’s profitability”, he added.

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