Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) Limited has increased its domestic gas
distribution capacity by 150% over the last six months. The increase in
capacity will enable the company to distribute more than 100 million
standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d) to businesses in its
western operations.
The new capacity is equivalent to some 400 Megawatts (MW) of gas to
power and has been enabled by the construction of a second train at
the Agbara/Ota Pressure Reduction and Metering Station (PRMS) in
Ogun State, from where SNG supplied its first customers with gas.
“The expansion project shows the commitment of Shell to Nigeria’s
industrialisation through the monetisation of Nigeria’s abundant gas
resources,” said SNG Managing Director Ed Ubong, while speaking in
Lagos on the operations of the company.
The modules for the second train were fabricated by a Nigerian
company which collaborated with its foreign partners to safely
execute the project without any Lost Time Injuries (LTI’s). Mr. Ubong
said: “We’re continuing the campaign for gas by discussing with
various stakeholders to deepen and expand domestic gas supply to
existing industrial and new manufacturing clusters in various locations
in Nigeria.”
SNG’s existing gas distribution system in the three states it operates
– Ogun, Abia and Rivers – have boosted manufacturing output and
helped these states to grow their internally generated revenues and
provide local employment opportunities. In 2017, SNG executed a
Memorandum of Understanding with the Rivers State Government
for the distribution of gas to industries in the Greater Port Harcourt
area and its environs. The agreement provides further opportunities
for SNG to promote gas as a more reliable, cleaner and cost-
effective alternative to liquid fuels in Nigeria.
Agency report indicates that SNG has built a reputation for safety
and credibility and is the only gas distribution company in Nigeria
whose facility is ISO 14001 certified. In the course of its business, the
company has implemented various development projects in the areas
of its operations, donating or renovating schools, providing
information communications technology (ICT) centre, equipping
science laboratories and launching numerous Road Safety Education
and Awareness campaigns in 2016 and 2017.

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