By Ejiofor Alike
Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria Limited, operator of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Pan Ocean Joint Venture, has debunked insinuations that it was planning to relocate any of its flow stations, gas plant or any other operational facility.
Pan Ocean’s Assistant General Manager in charge of External Relations, Mrs. Edith Okujagu, said in a statement during the weekend that a flow station is not a facility that could be moved from one place to the other.
“The notion that an operational facility like a flow station will be moved from one location to another location is simply not practical. The location of an operational facility is decided on purely technical evaluation to assure the integrity and safety of operations and protect the interest of all stakeholders. We want to assure our neighbouring communities and indeed all stakeholders that Pan Ocean does not have any plan for such undertaking”, she said.
She reiterated the company’s determination to focus on its long term plan of improving its footprints in the two states of Delta and Edo.
Pan Ocean’s continued investment in the gas sector demonstrates the company’s focused, long term, commitments in its operations. It has a long term commitment to the Nigerian project, the Nigerian people, and especially the people in the communities in which we do business. We will continue to build on the existing structure in partnership with our neighbouring communities,” she added.
Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria Limited has in recent times made significant achievement in its gas initiative which is aligned with the Federal Government’s gas aspirations. Despite the challenges in gas sector, the company has remained focused on its gas utilisation project -the Ovade-Ogharefe gas processing facility.
This project is the largest carbon emission reduction project in sub-Saharan Africa. The first phase of the company’s gas utilisation project, which was streamed in 2010, has capacity to process 130 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
The company and its joint venture partner, the NNPC had in 2010, entered into a Gas Supply Aggregation Agreement (GSAA) with the Federal Government for the supply of gas to the Egbin power station in Lagos.