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Shell plans big investment interest in gas as Nigeria supplies gas to Ghana

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The Managing Director of Shell Nigeria, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Mr. Osagie Okunbor, said, yesterday, that the organization was prepared to investigate normal gas to make Nigeria a center point for household utilization for planned investment speculations.

Okunbor said Shell is dedicated to developing gas for household utilization.

He said: “Our procedure is to put a ton more in gas for residential utilization and prices. We need to develop our deep water and compel our inland oil generation.

“Shell’s lead venture would be the Gbarain-Ubie venture, which will build gas supplies to the Bonny melted gas send out terminal. A first stage started in 2010.”

Shell has been stripping coastal oil-delivering resources throughout the previous couple of years and finished another set close to the end of March.

The deals are a piece of a push to move far from inland oil ventures in Nigeria, which are hindered by modern scale burglary, security issues and pipeline spills, which have turned into a developing lawful risk.

Bonny Island, which is situated at the southern edge of Rivers State, close Port Harcourt, is Nigeria’s only liquefied natural gas export terminal.

This was even as Ghana Gas Company had, a few days prior, recorded a change in its gas supply and the overabundance of more than 140 million standard cubic feet of gas every day, which makes it the nation’s most astounding stores subsequent to 2009.

The report claimed that this advancement could be best attributed to supply from Nigeria.

The report said it is occurring following a year’s breakdown of gas supply from Nigeria to Ghana, Togo and Benin, because of pipeline vandalisation by a vessel in Togolese waters.

The organization had said its gas supply was scarcely up to 50 percent of the required desire, and when supply recommenced after the pipeline was altered, there was still no change for a long time until of late, when the volumes being supplied to Ghana dropped to a record low level between 30 million and 50 million standard cubic feet for every day, making it knotty for the exclusively gas-dependent Sunon-Asogli Power Plant at Kpone close Tema (200 megawatts) to proceed.

At the commencement, when the West African Gas Pipeline began moving gas, Volta River Authority, VRA, was not able to devour all the approaching gas and, maybe, now like never before, the pipeline’s stretch in the middle of Tema and Takoradi is being used.

Gas from Nigeria has been going to Takoradi because of increased volumes and because of difficulties with Ghana’s own gas on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.

In an announcement from Mr. Kofi Ellis, Business Development Manager of the VRA, to journalists on the sidelines of the Ghana Gas Forum in Accra as of late, he said: “At present, we are getting in overabundance of 140 million standard cubic feet for every day of gas from Nigeria.”

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