Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG,
Ltd. says it is rectifying the pipelines which
exploded on Feb. 22 in Rivers, to ensure
resumption of industrial gas supply within
the week.
Tony Attah, the Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer of NLNG told the
News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone
interview on Monday in Lagos, that engineers
had been mobilised to restore supply quickly.
According to Mr. Attah, the gas transmission
pipelines do not belong to the company but
have same right of way with NLNG pipelines.
“The pipeline that exploded belongs to a
third party, which house our own pipeline
“Our engineers are working with the other
engineers to see that we restore the pipeline
“The pipelines will be restored this week
and gas transmission will commence
immediately,” he said.
He, however, said that the explosion did
not affect the domestic supply of Liquefied
Petroleum Gas (LPG), which is cooking gas,
for local consumption.
According to him, the company is committed
to providing up to 250,000 tonnes of LPG,
about 40 per cent of local consumption, to the
Nigerian market annually.
NAN recalls that on February 22, the Right
of Way housing two gas transmission system
pipelines, one of which belongs to NLNG
Ltd., exploded in Rivers.
The General Manager, External Relations
Division of NLNG, Kudo Eresia-Eke, said in
a statement on February 23 that the explosion
occurred in Rumuji area of the state, but no
life was lost