Cameroon-focused Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) PLC said it has successfully extended its gas pipeline to new customers and is continuing its gas drilling operations, Cameroon Online reported.

The 15km pipeline has connected seven new customers, three of which are already consuming gas. The other four are scheduled to commission their burners during the first quarter of 2017, informed Proactive Investors. Collectively, these businesses will use 600,000cf/d.

Victoria said the extension of the pipeline is part of its strategy to provide gas to the western industrial area surrounding Douala, which is becoming a new hub for new developments utilizing Douala’s port, power and road networks.

Furthermore, Victoria also said its gas well drilling program in the Douala region, at the Logbaba formation, is ongoing, with the company working with contractors to make-up for a delayed start due to lighting strikes. Currently, well La-107 has been drilled to 1,004 meters, while La-108 has been drilled to 1,173 meters. The Logbaba formation is a sequence of interbedded shales and sands found at depths between 1,700 and 3,200 meters below the surface.