The Managing Director of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Mr. Tony Attah has reiterated the commitment of the firm to ensure cleaner environment.
He stated that the company would achieve this through its commitment to the sustained supply of cooking gas and liquefied petroleum gas into the local market.
According to him, this is premised on the need to ensure the use of cleaner energy for the health benefit of Nigerians and cleaner environment in line with the mission of the company to help to build a better Nigeria.
Attah stated this in Lagos during a visit to key LPG facilities in Nigeriaâ€™s premier port city, Apapa, Lagos.
His words: â€œNLNG is the biggest receptacle to gas in the country and it is our contribution that has changed the game in the gas industry in Nigeria. We have since helped in the reduction of gas flared in the country from 65 percent to less than 20 percent. And as part of our vision to help build a better Nigeria, we are focused on sustained supply of LPG in a bid to deepen its usage in the country, promote environmentalism thus amongst others reduce death from inhalation of smoke from dirty fuels.
Volumes of LPG in the market was less than 50,000 tons per annum before our intervention in 2007 and since then deliveries have been on the increase with 262,000 tons delivered by NLNG alone in 2016 while total domestic consumption was at over 450,000 tons. We are focussing on better environmentalism through steady supply of LPG, a clean and versatile energy which will protect our environment. Nigeria LNG is raising the ante in ensuring a lean environment for Nigeria.â€
The facilities visited by NLNG boss and his entourage include Navgas Limited, NIPCO Plc and the Nigerian Products Storage Company (NPSC) Terminals in Apapa.
Besides NLNG Deputy Director, Mr. Sadeeq Mai-Bornu and the General Manager Commercial, Mr. Godwill Dike, the General Manager External Relations, Mr. Kudo Eresia-Eke and the Health and Safety Manager, Amadi Amadi.
Mai-Bornu said that there are opportunities for partnership with Nigeria LNG and businesses to create employment from new business opportunities, thereby reducing poverty.Â â€œNigeria LNG is the arrowhead of the federal governments drive to reduce gas flared in the country and we are committed to ensuring reliable supply of the product for a cleaner environmentâ€, he said.
On his part, Dike reiterated NLNG commitment to de-risking the domestic LPG value chain, even as he stated that the firm has committed resources to eliminating bottlenecks inhibiting steady supply of affordable LPG.
â€œNLNG has recently gone into an arrangement with NPSC to revamp key LPG jetties in Apapa namely; the New Oil Jetty (NOJ), the Bulk Oil Platform (BOP) and the Petroleum Wharf Apapa (PWA). On completion of revamp works, delivery of product via all three jetties would ensure steady supply of LPG through the facilities and should lead to reduction in end user prices with volumes being readily available.â€ He said.
Also speaking, Eresia-Eke said: â€œAs part of NLNGâ€™s constant advocacy on helping to build a better Nigeria, it is focussing on supply of LPG and has currently dedicated 350,000 tonnes per annum for the domestic market.
The visit of the management of NLNG today is to explore how there can be a better flow of the product into the market so that price of the product can be reduced and the product easily affordableâ€