As part of it efforts to improve the market penetration of Liquefied petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas, the Nigeria LNG Limited has dedicated 450ktpa of the commodity to the market .
Nigeria currently consumes about one million metric tons of LPG annually in which the company contributes over 300,000 metric tons of the total volume.
Tony Attah, disclosed this why signing the execution of Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) to supply 1.1 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) of LNG on DES basis to Asiko Power Limited, Bridport Energy Limited and Gas-Plus Synergy Limited.
The SPAs will facilitate takers to aid LNG delivery into the domestic market.
Tony Attah said the execution of these SPAs follows a Domestic LNG (DLNG) Workshop which was held in November 2019 to stress test the delivery model with industry stakeholders and a series of engagements to identify suitable actors to co-create the initiative and stimulate market interest for potential off-takers.
He said that with Nigeria’s enormous gas reserves, he was not in doubt that with the right drives from the government and the support of corporate organizations. “We as a nation can stand with our head held high to be counted among major players. The government has demonstrated its readiness to take the gas sector to the next level by declaring this decade our nation’s Decade of Gas.”
He stated Nigeria LNG remains a major influencer in the domestic LPG sector. Presently, we have dedicated 450ktpa of LPG to the market and our focus is to support the use of cleaner energy to protect our citizens and the environment from the hazards posed by other cooking fuels by encouraging the use of cooking gas in Nigeria.
“In addition to the Domestic LNG Scheme, we have the ongoing Train 7 project with capacity to attract about $10bn in foreign direct investment. We are also looking to expand the LPG value chain by increasing our supply to the domestic market, guaranteeing LPG supply and enhancing its affordability, and enabling the development of a value network for a sustainable ecosystem”
He said he believes that this will be the decade for us to leverage on our gas reserves to accelerate our power generation solutions through Gas-to-Power projects. “It will be the decade when as a nation we stop reporting deaths from pollution through the use of wood and solid fuels as domestic energy sources. And it will be the decade for empowering local SMEs to take advantage of the various investment opportunities that the Decade of Gas will attract.”