To increase power supply and generate employment, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has promised to complete the six gas projects including the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System II (ELPS) which will double the capacity of the existing ELPS which currently supplies 1.1 trillion standard cubic feet of gas per day.
The gas projects are aimed at linking gas-to-power and gas-to-industries to boost the national economy.
The Corporation, according to statement from its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe, revealed this when the Senate Committee on Gas visited the Corporation’s Tower in Abuja on oversight functions.
Making a presentation before the members of the Senate Committee on Gas, the Group General Manager, Gas Infrastructure Development, Engr. Farouk Said stated that the Corporation was currently undertaking six priority gas projects that would reposition the country for profitability.
Engr. Said also explained that the current gas infrastructure projects being executed are in tandem with the Gas Master Plan which was approved by the last Federal Executive Council adding that the plan would have a spin off effect on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.