Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, announced the completion of another gas plant facility in Nigeria.
A press release published on the company’s website said the world-class gas plant facility was built with the aim of meeting the industrial demand for gas.
The new gas plant facility, often described as “Agbara-Ota Capacity Increase Project” is situated in Ogun State, and is Shell’s second gas train in Nigeria. It is said to have reportedly boosted gas distribution capacity in the country by 150 percent.
The company disclosed the first phase of its pipeline expansion was already completed in Abia State, which directly connects to the Osisioma Ngwa manufacturing industrial hub in the state.
It is also noted that through the gas line expansion in Abia State, the company will be responsible for delivering pipeline gas to IPP Consortium which is the electricity provider to the popular Ariaria market in Abia State.
Similarly, SNG currently supplies natural gas to over 100 industrial and commercial customers, mostly in Ogun, Abia and Rivers States. In 2017, SNG and the Rivers State Government entered into an agreement for the distribution of gas to industries in Port Harcourt and its environs.
Shell, which is Nigeria’s first international oil company, revealed that while the new gas plant facility will enable the company and its partners to achieve regular gas supply to subscribed industries in Ogun State, efforts are already on-going to expand across other states of the country.
According to the Managing Director of SNG, Ed Ubong “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”.