Obaseki says Benin Industrial Park to be powered by locally sourced gas

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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to utilise gas explored in the state to power the Benin Industrial Park in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state, Vanguard reports.

Obaseki disclosed this during the 2017 Producers’ Forum Retreat of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), which held in Benin City, Edo State capital. Obaseki added that his administration is making arrangements to partner with PENGASSAN, to ensure the successful utilisation of gas for industrialisation.

He said, “the state has a master plan to utilise gas explored in the state to power the Benin Industrial Park. The siting of the Industrial Park, which is few kilometers to the gas field was strategic. This is to enable the multi-purpose Industrial Park utilise gas from the fields for its industrial activities. This, we believe, will be achieved when the first quadrangle of that park takes-off in 2018.”