Port Harcourt — Shell Nigeria Gas Limited, SNG, says it is committed to uninterrupted supply of quality gas to its customers, in order to create increased business opportunities for its stakeholders.
SNG, which is the gas arm of Shell Companies in Nigeria, is the first and only wholly owned subsidiary of an international oil company involved in domestic gas distribution in the country.
Together with its partners and local stakeholders, SNG has agreements to build gas distribution infrastructure and deliver natural gas to over 150 industrial and commercial customers, mostly in Ogun, Abia, Rivers, Bayelsa and Lagos states.
To this end, the company says it has introduced a technical solution for reinjection of compressed natural gas, through its pipeline network, which enables injection of odours into natural gas and facilitates detection in case of leak.
Managing Director of SNG, Ed Ubong, said SNG is the first gas distribution company in Nigeria to adopt the technical solution that ensures plant and product integrity.
The SNG boss also announced that the firm has commenced a gas plant project in Aba, Abia State, a project that will ensure safe transmission and delivery of gas to customers in the commercial city.
The Aba City Gate plant, according Ubong, complements SNG’s recently completed 20km domestic gas pipeline expansion project in Abia State, connecting Agbor Hill, Osisioma and Ariaria industrial zones.
“The Aba City Gate Plant will enable SNG to remove more impurities from natural gas, odorise the gas to increase quality gas to end users.
“The project is the solution to the challenge businesses in the region face with frequent incursion of liquid into the gas pipelines. It is therefore aimed to provide customers top quality gas supply at a reduced cost.
“Our development objective remains the creation of greater positive impact in our host communities and the provision of more and cleaner energy,” Ubong, the SNG boss said.
The Aba City Gate Plant, according to SNG, is a 10Mmscf/day facility that can be expanded to 30Mmscf/day equivalent, with 40MW gas-to-power electricity generation capacity which is also expandable to 120MW.