Group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company [NNPC], Mr. Mele Kyari, has informed that feedstock for the Nigeria, Morocco Gas pipeline would be from Brass in Bayelsa State.
He said the NNPC will complete the OB-3 [East-West pipeline, with a projected capacity of two billion standard cubic feet] pipeline.
Kyari assured Nigerian and stakeholders that the effort to deepen the utilisation of gas to drive industrialisation and economic development is very much on course.
Speaking at the ongoing 11th Practical Nigerian Content Workshop organised by the Board at Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, the NNPC boss who flew into the event straight from Morocco, Kyari emphasised Nigeria’s interest in gas as energy transition fuel.
According to him, “Gas provides the opportunity to power the global economy.”
He described the multibillion dollar Nigeria-Morocco Trans Saharan Gas Pipeline as one of the biggest projects embarked upon by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
In a welcome address, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, expressed the joy of the people of the State for the opportunity to host the PNC for a second time. Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, he stated the desire of the State to be considered in plans for oil and gas producing states.
The governor regretted that even as the state is taunted as the biggest oil producer in Nigeria, and with oil as the main income earner for Nigeria, Akwa Ibom state does not have a single.
He expressed the hope that in the months ahead, the federal government will consider the state for one or more petroleum products’ depots, as it would enhance the prospects of having Akwa Ibom state as a one-stop-shop for oil and gas business activities