The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd. said it is rectifying the pipelines which exploded in February in Rivers, to ensure resumption of industrial gas supply within mid-March, The Guardian reported.
According to NLNG’s Managing Director and CEO, Tony Attah, the gas transmission pipelines do not belong to the company. However, he affirmed they have same right of way with NLNG pipelines, Premium Times informed.
“The pipeline that exploded belongs to a third party, which house our own pipeline too,” he explained.
Attah added that the explosion did not affect the domestic supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas, for local consumption.
According to him, the company is committed to providing up to 250,000 tons of LPG, about 40% of local consumption, to the Nigerian market annually.
Following the pipelines explosion in Rivers, NLNG’s General Manager, External Relations Division, Kudo Eresia-Eke, said in a statement that the it had occurred in the Rumuji area of the state, but no life was lost.