Gas production at Bonny plant still active – NLNG

Bisola David
Bisola David
Gas production at Bonny plant still active - NLNG

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has stated that gas production at the facility in River State’s Bonny Island is still going smoothly.

The Punch reported that the gas firm sent the clarification in an email on Thursday that was prepared by its Media Relations and Publicity Division.

It refuted allegations that had previously claimed that the country’s yearly production of 22 million tonnes of gas was at risk due to NLNG’s ongoing operations halt.

The email said, in part, “Operations at NLNG’s plant on Bonny Island have continued despite a force majeure declaration made in October 2022 and difficulties with feed gas delivery. To reiterate this point, NLNG sent a press release on January 14, 2023.

According to its upstream gas suppliers’ feed gas, the facility continues to generate Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas.

In response to inquiries from the media last week, the company said that “the force majeure still subsists as the unavailability of upstream gas suppliers’ major liquids evacuation pipelines occasioned by sabotage and vandalism, still impacts feed gas supplies to NLNG.”

But it also said, “NLNG continues to work with its clients to lessen the effects of the resulting gas supply constraint. Never has NLNG claimed that its production has been stopped.

One of the major LNG suppliers in the globe is NLNG. On May 17, 1989, the business was established as a Limited Liability Company to take advantage of Nigeria’s vast natural gas resources and produce Liquefied Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids for export.

The current total production capacity of NLNG’s six-train plant complex is 22 million tonnes per year of LNG and 5 million tonnes per year of Natural Gas Liquids.

The ownership and governance structure of NLNG is unique in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (49%) owns the majority of the independently incorporated joint venture, followed by Shell Gas B.V. (25.6%), TotalEnegies Gaz & Electricité Holdings (15%), and Eni International N.A. N.V. S.àr.l (10.4%).

The organizational structure of the corporation ensures that an independent board of directors serves as the highest level of governance and is responsible for making sound business choices.

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