OpeOluwani Akintayo 05 July 217, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The management of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, has said the company had committed to supply 350,000 tonnes of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, or cooking gas into the local market in 2016, but was able to supply only 262,000 tonnes of the product..
Mr. Tony Attah, NLNG’s Managing Director, disclosed this on Tuesday during a visit to some LPG terminal facilities in Lagos.
Atta, who said the company had committed over N150 million to support the refurbishment and upgrading of the Petroleum Wharf, Apapa, PWA, New Oil Jetty,NOJ and Bulk Oil Platform ,BOP, to increase cooking gas supply to the domestic market, disclosed that the company’s inability to meet up with its target, was due to infrastructural challenges.
According to him, the challenges, had inhibited the free-flow of the product into the market.
“NLNG will refurbish some of the jetties and upgrade them so that they can have more capacity to receive and operate optimally and safely.
“Once supply increases into the market, it will reduce the ability of people to play foul
“As part of NLNG’s constant advocacy on helping to build a better Nigeria, we are focusing on supply of LPG,’’ he said.
The NLNG boss said the company stays committed to the development of Nigeria, adding that it is part of the company’s vision to help build a better Nigeria.