14 May 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, says the corporation has completed and commissioned almost 600 kilometres of new gas pipelines.
He stated that, with this, NNPC has connected all existing power plants in the country to permanent gas supply.
According to him, the corporation was currently working “on completion of the construction of the strategic 127km Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben gas pipeline – OB 3, connecting the Eastern supply to the Western demand centres”.
Baru revealed this as he spoke on NNPC’s 3-point strategy for efficient harnessing of the nation’s gas resources at the recent Offshore Technology Conference, OTC, in Houston, Texas.
The NNPC boss revealed that the corporation “has embarked on the most aggressive expansion of the gas infrastructure network aimed at creating access to the market”, saying: “Today, we have completed and commissioned almost 600km of new gas pipelines thereby connecting all existing power plants to permanent gas supply pipeline.
“We are also currently completing the construction of the strategic 127km Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben gas pipeline – “OB 3” connecting the Eastern supply to the Western demand centres”.
He assured that there was evidence that the interventions undertaken by the corporation were working as gas supply to the domestic market is growing at an encouraging rate, having tripled from 500mmcf/d in 2010 to about 1,500mmcf/d currently.