The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has revealed that the Asa North-Ohaji South, ANOH, gas project is expected to produce 600million standard cubic feet of gas per day, an equivalent of approximately 2.4gigawatts of electricity for the country.
The gas project is one of the largest green field gas condensate development projects ever undertaken in Nigeria as the government makes concerted efforts to ramp up gas-to-industries and gas-to-power in the country.
The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mele Kyari, made this known while delivering a goodwill message at the 2020 South East Gas Utilization Forum in Owerri, Imo State.
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Kyari commended the imminent completion of the landmark Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben “OB3” gas pipeline project.
The OB3 pipeline project will help commercialize over 2billion cubic feet of gas per day and generate billions in revenue as well as create thousands of employment opportunities for Nigerians.
Represented by the Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power, Yusuf Usman, the NNPC GMD said “NNPC as an enabler organisation has since realized the obvious economic importance of gas and has consistently made concerted efforts towards delivering the right infrastructure and commercial structures, in a bid to deliver value to customers and all stakeholders,”.
Hey stated that the laudable initiative of the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) aimed at facilitating the optimal use of natural gas to drive industrial and economic growth aligns completely with President Muhammadu Buhari’s aspirations of prioritizing gas development for economic growth, power generation and the eventual industrialization of Nigeria.
In his keynote address, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, stated that the best way to diversify Nigeria’s economy would be by driving the development and utilization of the nation’s abundant gas resources, describing the South East as a region where an industrial miracle was about to happen.
By Peace Obi