Lagos – The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and the alternate chairman of the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Timipre Sylva, alongside Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, will on Tuesday commission the over 200 million standard cubic feet per day, mmscf/d, wholly-owned-and-constructed Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC’s, Integrated Gas Handling Facility, IGHF and a Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, storage and dispensing plant.
According to document made available to SweetcrudeReports, commissioning of the gas dispensing plant located at Ologbo, Edo State, will hold virtually.
The NPDC is the upstream subsidiary of the NNPC.
Recall that Sylva on Dec 3 at the seventh virtual Joint International Energy Forum and International Gas Union, IEF-IGU, ministerial gas forum in Malaysia, declared January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2030 as “the decade of gas development for Nigeria”.
Sylva said Nigeria had made laudable achievements and successes in the gas subsector within the year under review. He, however, acknowledged that Nigeria still had more work to do post-2020.
According to him, the development of Nigeria’s vast gas resources and strengthening of the gas value chain is the Federal Government’s national priority as encapsulated in the National Gas Policy of 2017.
Sylva said: “In that regard, we are pursuing programmes to grow our gas economies through the development of industrial and transport gas markets, in juxtaposition with gas-to-power initiatives.
“We believe gas will become the dominant fuel for generating power not only in Nigeria but in Africa as well. We have commenced the implementation of carefully conceived initiatives to foster productivity and attract investments along the gas value chain”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been invited as a special guest of honour at the commissioning of the NPDC’s integrated gas handling facility and LPG storage and dispensing plant.