Nigerian Gas Association Holds 2021 Business Forum To Explore Opportunities For Gas In PIA


NGA Holds Industry Forum to Explore Opportunities for Gas in Nigeria's PIA  Regime – Energy Focus Report

 Juliet Damilola

The NGA, a chartered member of the International Gas Union (IGU) will hold its 2021 Business Forum on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, with the theme ‘Petroleum Industry Act: Progress and Opportunities in the Decade of Gas’.

 The virtual discourse will feature conversations from experts and key stakeholders in the whole gas value chain where they will broadly discuss progress and pertinent issues surrounding the actualisation of a gas-powered economy in 2021 and the outlook for 2022, policies and areas of improvement, and tactfully proffer actionable solutions towards the advancement of the natural gas industry following the declaration of a decade of gas and putting in place the Petroleum Industry Act.


Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Honourable Timipre Sylva, is expected to deliver the Keynote Speech at the Forum. Other key industry stakeholders expected to contribute to the discourse include Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; CEO, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Engr. Farouk A. Ahmed; CEO, Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission, Gbenga Komolafe

Commenting, President, Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) Ed Ubong, said that the NGA Business Forum aligns with its mandate of creating the right platform for gas advocacy; providing opportunity for players to share ideas, interrogate policy frameworks and engage government and critical stakeholders with the sole aim accelerating Nigeria gas development

The passage of the PIB into law is a clear demonstration of the Government’s commitment to accelerate development of the oil and gas industry in an energy transition era. For us at the NGA and as the frontline advocacy group for gas, we are keen to explore the potentials offered by the PIA and how we can leverage the legislation to deliver the imperatives of the decade of gas.


“Given the criticality of gas towards Nigeria economic development, prosperity and energy security, it is expedient that industry leaders take a look back at 2021 and provide a holistic outlook for 2022 proffering robust, sustainable and actionable solutions towards actualising a gas-powered economy,” he added.

The Business Forum will attract Industry Professionals and Technocrats, International Delegations, CEOs of Major International Oil & Gas Companies and Regulatory Authorities, Industry Professionals and Technocrats, Key Players in the Financial Sector, Policymakers, affiliate industries and sectors, among several others.

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