Nigeria must prepare its gas in readiness for the future – NLNG MD

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Tony Attah, the Managing Director of Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), has said that Nigeria must unleash its gas potentials, and support NLNG’s expansion programme, the Train 7 project, in preparation for a world that is fast making efforts to reduce its fossil fuel consumption and minimise the carbon footprint, Independent reports.

He said this during a presentation at the 2nd West Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) in Lagos, where he also said that the global energy landscape is changing with major concerns for the environment, such as global warming, and increasing demand for cleaner energy. According to him, with reduced appetite for crude oil as a dependable source of energy, gas is the best option for Nigeria in the future.

He said; “Gas can lift Nigeria, which is where NLNG comes in. NLNG is producing 22 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) but we are not resting on our oars. We want to construct a Train 7 that will increase our capacity to 30 MTPA. It is time for gas. It is time to unleash Nigeria’s potentials. That is how we can survive the future with increasing appetite for renewable energy.”