NLNG set to resume gas supply after pipeline explosion


The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd. says it is rectifying the pipelines which exploded on Feb. 22 in Rivers, to ensure resumption of industrial gas supply within the week, The Guardian reports.

Mr Tony Attah, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NLNG, on Monday in Lagos, said that engineers had been mobilized to restore supply quickly. According to Attah, the gas transmission pipelines do not belong to the company but have same right of way with NLNG pipelines. “The pipeline that exploded belongs to a third party, which houses our own pipeline too.”

“Our engineers are working with the other engineers to see that we restore the pipeline back. The pipelines will be restored this week and gas transmission will commence immediately,” he said. He, however, said that the explosion did not affect the domestic supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), which is cooking gas, for local consumption.