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Buhari commissions NPDC’s Edo integrated gas plant today

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Arrangements have been concluded for the official unveiling of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company’s (NPDC) Oredo Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF) at Ologbo Edo State today by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Managing Director of NPDC, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mansur Sambo, disclosed that the company is now the largest supplier of natural gas to the domestic market, having contributed an additional 600 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) to the market.

He stated this during a tour of the facility ahead of its virtual commissioning by President Buhari.

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Sambo said of about 1.7 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) supplied to the domestic market, NPDC and its partners supply about 1.1 billion, making the firm the largest gas supplier to the domestic market.

He pointed out that of the 1.1 billion, NPDC alone supplies about 650 million mmscf/d, adding: “As at today, NPDC is the largest gas supplier to the domestic market.”

He hinted that the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) unit was ready and would be commissioned by the President and appealed to the host community to continue to be hospitable to the workers at the gas facility, stressing that their presence in the community would boost its economic base.

On gas flaring, Sambo said the NPDC had drastically reduced the percentage of gas flared to a minimum level, noting that gas flaring was a necessary activity in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

“Without the flares, the plant will not breath because it is just like the air we human beings breath,” he added.

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