FG Identifies Key Upstream Projects To Bridge 3bn Cubic Gas Deficit

FG Identifies Key Upstream Projects To Bridge 3bn Cubic Gas Deficit

The Decade of Gas Secretariat has identified over twenty upstream projects capable of bridging the current three billion cubic feet per day gas deficit and delivering 4.6 billion cubic feet of daily production.
The secretariat disclosed this during a pivotal training session for energy journalists, Lagos.

The one-day event, titled ‘Gas Basics and Awareness,’ was aimed at deepening participants’ understanding of the gas sector to enhance their ability to report on its technical and commercial intricacies.

The session highlighted the significance of advancing Nigeria’s gas production and consumption, emphasising the importance of informed public discourse as training energy journalists is crucial for fostering a well-informed public and enriching reportage on gas-related matters.

The training addressed key objectives for 2024, including closing the gas supply gap, achieving appropriate domestic gas pricing, and advocating for investor incentives to build critical gas infrastructure, emphasising the need for capacity building across the entire gas value chain to support these goals.

The secretariat stressed the critical role of infrastructure in unlocking the gas sector’s potential. They pointed out the necessity of increasing gas production and addressing transportation challenges to ensure gas becomes a domestic commodity.

Infrastructure, it said, is crucial to the success of Nigeria’s gas transition, adding that drilling non-associated gas wells less susceptible to vandalism, would secure an uninterrupted gas supply to power plants and industrial users.

The secretariat expressed optimism that sustained efforts and government commitment would realise the vision of a gas-based economy.

During the case study session, president Tinubu’s recent inauguration of the ANOH and AHL gas processing plants and the ANOH-OB3 CTMS gas pipeline project was highlighted, noting that ‘once the Obiafu, Obrikom, and Oben (OB3) pipeline is completed as promised, Nigeria’s domestic gas production will increase by 20 per cent.’

The 127-kilometre pipeline, with a 48-inch diameter, is set to supply 2 billion standard cubic feet of gas daily from the fields of OB3 to the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline, marking a significant boost in short-term gas production.

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