Shell Nigeria Gas, SNG has increased its gas distribution capacity by over 150 per cent. This is following the safe completion of its second gas train, the Agbara-Ota Capacity Increase Project.
The company according to the EagleOnline is Nigeria’s first and wholly owned subsidiary of Shell involved in domestic gas distribution in Nigeria. Also, the facility is expected to help the company and its partners achieve regular gas supply to subscribed industries in Ogun state as efforts are ongoing to reach more states.
In his statement by the Managing Director, SNG, Ed Ubong, said “apart from increasing the distribution capacity in existing states where it operates, SNG is maturing opportunities to expand its gas distribution network to new states. On completion of its expansion projects, over 1,000 megawatts equivalent of energy will be directly supplied to various industrial parks and manufacturing companies in Nigeria”.
He made this known at the recent media launch of the 2019 edition of the Shell in Nigeria Briefing Notes, an annual publication detailing the activities of the business interests of the global energy giant in Nigeria covering Shell Nigeria Gas, The Shell Petroleum Development Company, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company.
The company has so far completed the first phase of its pipeline expansion in Abia State connecting manufacturing industries in the Osisioma area directly to pipeline gas. It will also deliver pipeline gas to the IPP consortium that provides electricity to the popular “Ariaria market” in Abia State which is one of the largest open stall markets in West Africa, with over 37,000 shops.
Ubong also said that “Shell as a leading energy company is committed to supporting the Federal government’s aspiration to grow the domestic gas market, making domestic infrastructure investments under the right commercial conditions and continuing to birth domestic gas projects that will be major game-changers in Nigeria’s quest for cleaner energy sufficiency, industrialization and economic growth.”
SNG currently supplies natural gas to over 100 industrial and commercial customers, mostly in Ogun, Abia, and Rivers States.