Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas) , Hon. Ekperikpe Expo has described the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) as a leading light to the country’s quest for energy self sufficiency.
Ekperikpe who said this on Monday, October 9,2023 during his maiden visit to the company in Bonny Island, Rivers State said the Federal Government will continue to encourage engagements amongst stakeholders to resolve gas supply and security issues and restore plants to compete with peers in the world.
He stated that NLNG stands as a leading light to the Nigeria’s quest to become an energy-efficient country where clean energy, including gas, utilised.
Ekperikpe who was taken through a guided tour of NLNG operations by Dr. Philip Mshelbila, the company’s Managing Director,said all hands must be on deck to stop the loss of revenue and missed opportunities in the sector, He added that that the Federal Government is engaging with investors to tap into the huge gas reserves in Nigeria
Briefing the Minister on NLNG’s operations and business, Dr. Mshelbila stressed the need to overcome the challenges within Nigeria’s energy sector.
Mshelbila stated that failure to address the root causes of these issues would perpetuate the country’s struggle with energy poverty and result in a significant loss of revenue from the monetisation of valuable resources.
He further stated that a pivotal starting point for remedying these industry challenges lies in a concentrated effort on the gas sector.
During the visit, the Minister took a tour of the Central Control Room (CCR), the plant complex and the Train 7 construction site.