BERLIN, 16 APRIL 2010. The Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the international standard for improved transparency in countries’ natural resource sector, met in Berlin 15-16 April. The Board discussed the request of 17 of the 32 countries currently implementing the EITI to extend their deadline for completing EITI Validation.
On 28 November, Niger became an oil producer with the opening of a refinery in Zinder. The refinery has the capacity to pump 20,000 barrels a day and will produce liquefied petroleum gas, petrol and gas-oil.
Niger's EITI report was launched amidst drawn-out uranium contract negotiations.
PARIS, 2 March 2011 – The Central African Republic, The Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Yemen have achieved Compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors.