Nigeria: Buhari inaugurates a flared gas processing facility in Edo State

Par ediallo - 24 December, 2020 - 09:10

As part of its efforts to reduce levels of gas flaring, Nigeria has financed and built a waste gas treatment plant in Edo State. The treated gas will be re-injected into distribution channels to meet local and regional demand.

In Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has officially launched the operation of an integrated gas flaring unit in the Niger Delta, owned by NPDC, the main subsidiary of the state-owned oil company (NNPC). The plant is located in Ologbo, Edo State and will reduce the levels of gas flaring in the country by 9%.

Named IGHF, it will deliver gas to the Escravos-Lagos pipeline system and to the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) from Nigeria to supply Benin, Togo and Ghana.

The plant has a processing capacity of 200 million cubic feet per day and includes an LPG storage and distribution production branch.

According to NPDC, the project will make it easier to meet domestic demand, especially outside Lagos and surrounding towns.

Its LPG has been adapted to the demand to be more accessible. Specifically, the IGHF will distribute approximately 330 tonnes of LPG per day, which is technically equivalent to 16 standard LPG trucks and 345 tonnes or 17 propane trucks in the domestic gas market.

Olivier de Souza