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Tinubu to commission critical gas infrastructure projects

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*The Federal Government of Nigeria says the current administration has accelerated delivery of the projects in line with the overall objective of deepening domestic gas supply as a critical enabler for economic prosperity

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In line with his commitment to significantly leverage gas to grow the economy, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will commission three critical gas infrastructure projects by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and partners.

The projects support the Federal Government’s effort at growing value from the country’s gas assets while eliminating gas flaring.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Presidential Spokesman, Friday, May 3, 2024, stated the delivery of the projects was accelerated from the inception of the administration in keeping with the overall objective of deepening domestic gas supply as a critical enabler for economic prosperity.

The government disclosed some of the projects lined up for commissioning include:

(1) AHL Gas Processing Plant 2 (GPP – 2) – 200mmscf/d

This project is an expansion to the Kwale Gas Processing Plant (GPP – 1), which currently supplies about 130MMscf/d of gas to the domestic market.

The processing plant is designed to process 200MMscf/d of rich gas and deliver lean gas through the OB3 Gas Pipeline.

This additional gas supply will support further rapid industrialisation of Nigeria.

The plant will also produce about 160,000 MTPA of Propane and 100,000 MTPA of Butane, which will reduce the dependency on LPG Imports.

The AHL Gas Plant is being developed by AHL Limited, an incorporated Joint Venture owned by NNPC Limited and SEEPCO.

(2) ANOH Gas Processing Plant (AGPC) – 300MMscf/d

The ANOH gas plant is an integrated 300MMscf/d capacity gas processing plant designed to process non-associated gas from the Assa North-Ohaji South field, in Imo State.

“The plant will produce dry gas, condensate, and LPG. “The gas from ANOH gas plant will significantly increase domestic gas supply, leading to increased power generation and accelerated industrialisation,” said the Spokesman.

The statement also noted the ANOH Gas Plant is being developed by ANOH Gas Processing Company, an incorporated Joint Venture owned by NNPC Limited and Seplat Energy Plc on a 50-50 basis.

(3) ANOH-OB3 CTMS Gas Pipeline Project

The project involves the engineering, procurement, and construction of 36”x23.3km ANOH-OB3 Project.

The government explained the Transmission Gas Pipeline would evacuate dry gas from the Assa North-Ohaji South (ANOH) primary treatment facility (PTF) to OB3 Custody Transfer Metering Station (CTMS) for delivery into the OB3 pipeline system.

About 600MMscf/d is estimated to be available from two separate 2 x 300MMscf/d capacity gas processing production trains from AGPC & SPDC JV.

Ngelale stated: “When commissioned, the projects will increase gas supply to the domestic market by approximately 500mmscf/d, creating a better investment climate and promoting balanced economic growth cumulatively.”

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