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Brass open for EPC bids but challenges remain

There is movement at the proposed Brass LNG terminal, but can the development realistically get off the ground? There is movement at the proposed Brass LNG terminal, but can the development realistically get off the ground?
By Ian Lewis 9 August 2011 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 592
The reappointment of Diezani Alison-Madueke as energy minister is likely to have been viewed positively by foreign oil and gas firms. (PA)

The decision to edge forward with the Brass LNG project indicates that political continuity after April’s presidential election is reaping benefits in Nigeria as foreign interest in the gas sector picks up. But the sector still faces some stiff challenges if its expansion is to flourish.

In July, the consortium planning to build the two-train, 10-million tons per year facility said it had opened bids for engineering, procurement and construction contracts for a subsea pipeline, as well as onshore and offshore work. The Nigerian National Petroleum...