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Tinubu Commissions Critical Gas Infrastructure Projects To Boost Economic Growth

By William  Emmanuel Ukpoju

In a significant move to accelerate Nigeria’s economic growth, President Bola Tinubu has commissioned three critical gas infrastructure projects being undertaken by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) and its partners. The projects, aimed at growing value from the nation’s gas assets and eliminating gas flaring, are expected to increase gas supply to the domestic market by approximately 500mmscf/d.

The commissioned projects include the AHL Gas Processing Plant 2 (GPP – 2) with a capacity of 200mmscf/d, the ANOH Gas Processing Plant (AGPC) with a capacity of 300MMscf/d, and the ANOH-OB3 CTMS Gas Pipeline Project.

These projects are designed to process non-associated gas from various fields, produce dry gas, condensate, and LPG, and evacuate dry gas to the OB3 Custody Transfer Metering Station (CTMS) for delivery into the OB3 pipeline system.

The AHL Gas Plant, developed by AHL Limited, an incorporated Joint Venture owned by NNPC Limited and SEEPCO, will support rapid industrialization and reduce dependency on LPG imports.

The ANOH Gas Plant, developed by ANOH Gas Processing Company, an incorporated Joint Venture owned by NNPC Limited and Seplat Energy Plc, will significantly increase domestic gas supply, leading to increased power generation and accelerated industrialization.

The ANOH-OB3 CTMS Gas Pipeline Project, which involves the engineering, procurement, and construction of a 36”x23.3km transmission gas pipeline, will evacuate dry gas from the Assa North-Ohaji South (ANOH) primary treatment facility (PTF) to OB3 CTMS for delivery into the OB3 pipeline system.

According to President Tinubu, the commissioning of these projects demonstrates his administration’s commitment to leveraging gas to grow the economy.

“We are dedicated to deepening domestic gas supply as a critical enabler for economic prosperity,” he said.

The projects are expected to create a better investment climate and promote balanced economic growth. With the increased gas supply, Nigeria is poised to witness rapid industrialization, increased power generation, and reduced dependence on imported LPG.

This development is a significant milestone in Nigeria’s gas sector and a testament to the federal government’s effort to grow value from the nation’s gas assets while eliminating gas flaring.

Source: State House Press Release