Tinubu Inaugurates Seplat Energy’s ANOH Gas Processing Plant In Imo

...Project Aligns With Firm’s Vision Of Leading Nigeria’s Energy Transition, Udoma Declares

By Edu Abade

President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, inaugurated the Seplat Energy ANOH Gas Processing Plant located in Assa Community, Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president performed the inauguration virtually, saying the plant, built by the ANOH Gas Processing Plant Company, is a joint venture owned on an equal basis by Seplat Energy and the Nigerian Gas Infrastructure Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL).

The facility reportedly “attained mechanical completion in December 2023 without recordable Lost Time Incident across 12 million man-hours”.

Tinubu, who commended Seplat Energy and its partners for their dedication to advancing Nigeria’s energy agenda, described the inauguration as a great mark of achievement, demonstrating teamwork, commitment and dedication to duty.

He congratulated all the players in the nation’s oil and gas sector on their efforts in fulfilling his administration’s dream in 11 months of his assumption of office.
His words:

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“This event is highly significant and demonstrates the administration’s determination to accelerate the development of critical gas infrastructure geared at demonstrably enhancing the supply of energy to boost industrial growth and create employment opportunities and future prosperity for the nation.

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“The project also fully aligns with the decade of gas initiative and our quest to create value from the nation’s abundant gas assets, while eliminating gas flaring and celebrating industrialization.

I assure Nigerians that indeed this project represents only the beginning, as the Federal Government is stepping up its coordination of other landmark projects and initiatives that will ensure the earliest possible realization of gas fuel for prosperity in abundance.”

Board Chairman of Seplat Energy, Udoma Udo Udoma, who spoke on the strategic importance of the ANOH project, noted that the ANOH gas project strongly aligns with Seplat Energy’s mission of leading Nigeria’s energy transition with accessible, affordable and reliable energy that drives socio-economic prosperity.

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“As a testament of our pledge to Nigeria, in partnership with the NNPC Ltd, we have delivered this project that will support the current administration’s drive for industrialization and growth of the economy through low-cost reliable power.

To put this into context, if all of the gas from this plant went into the power sector, it would produce enough electricity to transform the lives of over five million people. Given that Nigeria’s population is growing at a rate of over five million per annum, we need one of these plants a year, every year, just to meet the demand of our new arrivals.

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“We all have work to do. We appreciate the unwavering support of our partner, NNPCL, the cordial relationship with our host communities, Imo Government and the support of all the stakeholders that are too many to mention,” he said.

Also, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Roger Brown, said they were pleased with the progressive reforms of the Federal Government, citing different executive orders signed by the President on March 24 to enhance investments in greenfield gas development and midstream capital projects.

“The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority recently improved gas prices under the DSO to trigger off further investments to the domestic gas sector-our ANOH gas plant will benefit from these reforms and incentives.

“No doubt, the ANOH’s gas will further reduce Nigeria’s carbon intensity and increase energy supplied to the Nigerian domestic market,” he said.

Also, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NNPCL, Mele Kyari, said that the collaborative effort between Seplat Energy and the Nigerian Gas Infrastructure Company in bringing the ANOH Plant to fruition were remarkable.

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“The ANOH Gas Processing Plant, being commissioned by NNPCL and our partner, is in line with Nigeria’s decade of gas agenda and particularly consistent with the administration’s efforts to boost gas supply in the domestic market,” he said.

Also speaking, Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Chinyere Ekomaru, congratulated Seplat Energy on the completion of the project and expressed delight at the opportunities that lie ahead for the state on account of the successful completion of the ANOH Plant.

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, said: “With a capacity of 600 million standard cubic feet per day, the ANOH Gas Processing Plant is a shining example of advancement. This plant will greatly advance the availability of domestic gas which will boost power generation and hasten industrialization.”

It was learnt that with a Phase One processing capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day, the plant is expected to deliver dry gas, condensate and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to the domestic and international markets.

Joshua Okoria

Joshua Okoria is a Lagos based multi-skilled journalist covering the maritime industry. His ICT and graphic design skills makes him a resourceful person in any modern newsroom. He read mass communication at the Olabisi Onabanjo University and has sharpened his knowledge in media practice from several other short courses. 07030562600,

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