The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has expressed its commitment towards eliminating gas flaring in the country.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NLNG, Tony Attah, said the firm was at the forefront of deliberate efforts towards eliminating gas flaring in Nigeria.
Attah explained that the company had created a system that would re-utilise gases that would have otherwise been flared, noting that his organisation had reduced gas flaring by more than 65 percent.
Attah spoke on Thursday at a workshop on the firm’s Train 7 project organised in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
He said the workshop was aimed at sensitising local companies operating in the country to ways they could improve local capacity by partnering with the gas company on its ‘Train 7’ project.
He said, “We (NLNG) are the catalyst for eliminating gas flaring in Nigeria. Because of NLNG’s existence, we have created the sync for the gas, which otherwise should have been flared, to be gathered.
“We have helped to reduce gas flaring by more than 65%. Today, gas flaring compared to 10 years ago, we are creating more opportunities for the upstream companies to gather whatever is left and we will take it off them.”
The CEO added that his company had concluded plans to increase its production capacity from 22 million metric tons of liquefied gas to 30 million metric tons per annum.
“We are upscaling from 22 million metric tons of liquefied gas to 30 million per year. We are going to work in partnership with our gas suppliers to develop the gas upstream, our suppliers are Shell, Total and Eni and they are already working to be able to deliver the 1.5 DCF of gas that we need.”