Power price a problem for Nigerian small-scale LNG

By Miriam Malek 5 July 2017
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Construction work at Greenville LNG, Nigeria. (Greenville LNG) Construction work at Greenville LNG, Nigeria. (Greenville LNG)

Investors are looking at small-scale LNG as a way to bypass problems with Nigeria’s gas and power infrastructure that are preventing them from selling pipeline gas to the domestic market. But they could struggle to make headway until the government increases domestic power tariffs.

The Rumuji plant, a small-scale LNG plant in Rivers state operated by Nigeria-based Greenville LNG, is eyeing first production by September this year, an employee confirmed to Interfax Natural Gas Daily. The facility will send LNG via trucks to parts of Nigeria that are not connected to the gas grid.

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