Normalcy is gradually returning to industrial clusters and to other users dependent on gas supplies from the Escravos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP) after gas supplies were shutdown due to a recent fire incident, The Guardian reports.
According to the manufacturers, gas supply to industrial clusters resumed on Monday, almost a week after supplies were terminated, leaving local producers to depend on black oil for operations. The Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Gas Users Group, Dr Michael Adebayo said though production was affected during the period, the duration of the repairs was considerably fair as supply resumed on Monday to some industrial clusters dependent on gas.
He however commended the Federal Government for the timely intervention and response, noting that that the duration of the power shutdown could have been longer. Adebayo added that the impact of the shutdown was mitigated by the limited operations during the period due to the slowdown in production as a result of the resumption from the end of the year holidays, as well as the availability of black oil as a back-up for production.