The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited’s (NLNG) liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessel has discharged 13,000 tons of gas to the Lagos jetty, Premium Times reported.

This was after the inability of its vessel to berth and discharge the commodity at the Apapa ports since late December 2016, due to congestion of the port facilities, Vanguard informed.

The vessel is scheduled to return to NLNG’s facility in Bonny to reload, in an effort to ensure adequate supply and price stability in the market.

With the successful discharge, LPG, also called cooking gas, is expected to flood the market in the next couple of days, addressing the scarcity and high cost of the commodity recorded across the country over the last two weeks.

NLNG’s General Manager, External Relations, Kudo Eresia-Eke, stated the company has full commitment to the goals of ensuring LPG supply availability, reliability and affordability. “It is in this regard that the NLNG Board recently approved an increase in the LPG dedicated for supply into the domestic market from 250,000 metric tons to 350,000 metric tons annually,” he added.