Reps, FG, gas firms mull how to boost nation’s gas supply

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The Federal Government, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Power and the gas marketing companies are brainstorming on the appropriate strategy to deploy so as to allow power firms access sufficient gas across the country, The Nation reports.

House Committee on Power Chairman, Hon Daniel Asuquo, said the committee was discussing with the relevant stakeholders on how to fast-track gas supply to the power generation companies (GenCos). He added that there are non-associated gas fields outside the Niger Delta region and urged investors to leverage on the fields for growth.

He said interventions from other countries would help Nigeria achieve its energy potential, urging it to emulate Ghana and other countries, which have taken similar steps. He also explained that a combination of off-grid and on-grid methods of generating electricity has helped countries in the developed economies to achieve energy efficiency and economic growth.