President Buhari has today commissioned the Oredo onshore gas plant in Edo State. The commissioning was done virtually by the President as per COVID-19 protocols.
The gas plant is expect to produce up to 20 percent of Nigeria’s gas demand as Nigeria is looking to integrate the use of gas on vehicles and is expected to serve for cooking gas.
President posted the news of the commissioning on his twitter account which reads, “Today I commissioned an Integrated Gas Handling Facility built & operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, a Subsidiary of NNPC Group, in Oredo, Edo State. It is the largest onshore LPG plant in Nigeria, with the potential of supplying about 20% of Nigeria’s LPG demand.
“We are making tremendous progress. We wrapped up 2019 with the Final Investment Decision (FID) for NLNG Train 7, and are now exiting 2020 with this milestone commissioning of the Oredo Integrated Gas Handling Facility, which will support our National Gas Expansion Program.”
NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, said, “The facility was designed, constructed and delivered with the highest application of Nigerian content, and the contractor is a wholly Nigerian company, which demonstrates the capacity of Nigerian companies to handle ‘complex’ projects.”