….Produces 560million scf, increases pipeline by 500km
17 January 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC – the exploration and production arm of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has become the largest supplier of domestic gas in the country.
NPDC Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Kenny Obateru, made this known to journalists at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Lagos.
Obateru, who spoke on next week’s Offshore West African Conference to be held in Lagos, said NPDC’s focus would be to showcase the efforts the Federal Government had put in place to develop gas in the country during the conference.
Commenting on government’s efforts on gas development, he said “as at yesterday, (Wednesday January 15th), the company produced 560 million scf of gas to domestic market. So the effort of the Federal Government is now paying off.
“The gas pipelines have increased by 500 kilometres, and 300 kilometres of gas pipeline is ongoing while 1,400 is in the project development phase.”
He continued: “As you are very well aware, the bulk of our production is offshore and we need them to be around to organise this conference so that issues can be discussed, problems can be discussed and solution provided, and generally just discuss offshore activities so that we can develop local capacity and also share experiences from other parts of the world”.