Nigerian Gas Firm Wins USTDA Grant to Support FG’s New Infrastructure
A Nigerian natural gas supply company, Green Liquified Natural Gas (GLNG), has won a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to support Nigeria’s increased utilization of natural gas for power generation, local industry and additional economic growth.
The project is intended to support the diversification of Nigeria’s economic development while creating opportunities for U.S. companies to develop world-class infrastructure. USTDA’s Acting Director, Thomas R. Hardy, said the project will “also build upon USTDA’s commitment to working with our partners in Nigeria to develop and expand the country’s natural gas options.”
Specifically, USTDA’s grant will assess the viability of an LNG liquefaction and distribution facility and associated regasification and distribution stations in Southwestern Nigeria. GLNG selected the U.S. company NOVI Energy LLC to conduct the study.
“We are proud to announce our path-breaking LNG project in Nigeria, which will have a significant impact on Nigeria’s goal of pursuing a sustainable, environmentally friendly, alternate fuel-based economy,” said Mr Anil Ahluwalia, Director of GLNG.
USTDA said this project supports the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa, Power Africa and Doing Business in Africa Initiatives.
By Chibisi Ohakah, (Abuja)