Houston, US | – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday said that it expects to start regular supply of gas to end-users within the eastern part of Nigeria through its East-West gas pipeline route early in 2017.
NNPC said at the ongoing 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston Texas that it is making significant progress with the execution of the $662 million gas supply infrastructure called the Obiafu-Obrikom and Oben (OB3) gas pipeline project and that it will achieve mechanical completion of the project by December 2016 and flow the first gas through the pipeline by early 2017.
“Construction has started on the East-West pipeline and we are beginning to make a lot of progress in terms of construction on both sides.
”Our expectation is that by December 2016, we would have mechanical completion of the pipelines and early 2017 we start to flow gas on the pipeline,” said NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Joseph Dawha.
NNPC’s Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, Dr David Ige representing the Group Managing Director, Joseph Dawha formally opened Nigeria’s stand at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), holding in Houston, Texas from 4 – 7 May at NRG Park.