NNPC Moves to Intensify Domestic Gas Use
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said that the massive ongoing gas pipeline projects across the country will provide a veritable platform for individual homes and estates to be linked with gas pipelines to enhance its domestic use.
The Group Managing Director of the Corporation,Engr. Andrew Yakubu disclosed this during a panel discussion on power at the Nigeria Investment Summit in New York. The NNPC Group Managing Director, who was represented by the Group Executive Director Gas and Power, Dr. David Ige, said domestic use of gas provides cleaner and safer energy for households revealing that already SPDC estate in warri is fully wired up with gas for domestic use.
He observed that the ongoing trunk Calabar-Ajaokuta-Kano gas pipeline project will soon avail the Corporation the opportunity to provide gas through pipelines to homes and estates for the Federal Capital Territory Abuja which is a ready market for the project.
Speaking on the status update on gas to power Engr. Yakubu posited that steady and sustainable progress is being made on gas to power as gas supply has grown from 620 million standard cubic feet per day to 920 mmscfd between 2010 and 2013 adding that supply is seeing rapid growth, but demand growth is even faster.