NIGERIAN National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, have promised to continue to work together in order to promote their business interests in the hydrocarbon value chain and overcome the challenge of militancy and dwindling oil and gas prices. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikainti Baru made this known while receiving the new managing director of the NLNG, Mr. Anthony Attah, yesterday in Abuja. Dr. Baru described the NLNG business model as successful experience so far, noting that the NNPC as a major stakeholder would continue to provide all the necessary supports for the growth and development of the company. In his remarks, the NLNG MD, Mr. Attah congratulated the GMD on his well- deserved appointment, stressing that the NLNG remained the best-run oil and gas company in Nigeria and Africa. The NNPC GMD said despite the challenging period in the Nigerian oil and gas industry, the NNPC and the NLNG would continue to work together to make the companies move forward in the hydrocarbon value chain. Dr. Baru urged the new MD of NLNG to always consult with the NNPC when the need arises on order to remain on the same page with the corporation. Speaking in a similar vein, the outgoing managing director of NLNG, Mr. Babs Omotowa described the GMD as a technocrat with exceptional quality and several years of cognate experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Omotowa expressed optimism that the oil and gas industry under the steer of Dr. Baru as NNPC helmsman would move to the next level. He applauded the NNPC for all the support it had extended to the NLNG over the years and sued for maximum support for the in-coming MD of the NLNG. The Nigeria LNG Limited was incorporated as a limited liability company on May 171989 to produce LNG and natural gas liquids for export. Nigeria LNG Limited is jointly owned by the NNPC, which owns 49 percent of shares, Shell Gas B.V. (25.6 percent), Total LNG Nigeria Ltd (15percent), and Eni International (10.4percent).
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