Nigeria’s gas export to China, Turkey, others rises. The Nation Online
The export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Nigeria to China, Turkey, India and other countries has risen over the last six months.
Also, the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has replaced six of its 23 vessels to boost gas shipping across the globe.
Other importers of gas from Nigeria are Egypt, Poland, Colombia, Jamaica, Jordan and Pakistan
Sources at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said a total of 388,000 metric tons of gas was exported through Onne Port in June. Read more
Gas Shortage Grounds NIPP Power Stations. Shuts in 4,201 MW. Contractors, NDPHC disagree over debt.Thisday Online
The operations of eight brand new power stations built under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan to supply 4,201 megawatts of electricity have been grounded by inadequate supply of gas to fire their turbines for power generation, THISDAY investigations have revealed.
Also, the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Chairman of the contractors handling the NIPP projects under the aegis of Electric Power Foundation, Mr. Otis Anyaeji, told THISDAY at the weekend that the contractors, some of whom obtained their completion certificates in 2014, were still being owed by the three tiers of government.
But the spokesman of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Mr. Yakubu Lawal, denied the claim that the contractors were being owed for completed projects, stressing that it was the electricity market operators that were indebted to the company to the tune of over N125 billion for the power generated from the completed power stations. Read more
MOSOP tasks FG on monetary commitment to Ogoni cleanup. Thisday Online
A grim picture of the impacts of oil pollution on Ogoni people was again painted last week as the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), tasked the Federal government to redeem its own monetary commitment to the cleanup of the area.
President of MOSOP, Legborsi Pyagbara told journalists in Port Harcourt, that the Federal Government’s contribution is not yet in the $10 million released for the exercise, disclosing that the money is from Shell.
He said: “HYPREP must immediately put in place a process that will address the implementation of emergency measures needed to deal with critical issues of water, health and infrastructure as a matter of priority” Read more