Supply & Demand

Nigeria sets sights on greater gas utilisation

Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel.
By Abhishek Kumar 22 December 2017 0 28854
Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria. Nigeria has an export capacity of 21.9 mtpa from six trains at its Nigeria LNG plant. (Shell)

The importance of gas and LNG in Nigeria is set to grow further as the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari attempts to shift the economy from oil to gas. The country has started to implement structural changes as stipulated in its National Gas Policy (NGP), which was approved by the Cabinet earlier this year, and initial results are encouraging. However, the success of the policy hinges on concerted efforts on public-private partnerships (PPPs) and the willingness of subsequent governments to continue with the plan.

The NGP...