Rivers, Oando set to complete expansion of gas distribution network


The Rivers State government and Nigeria’s leading indigenous energy company, Oando PLC, are closing in on the completion of an 8.5 kilometres expansion of the natural gas distribution network in the Port Harcourt Franchise Area from the Above-Ground Installation (AGI) in Trans-Amadi, to BUA Sugar Refineries (BUA), The Sun reports.

The project is being executed by the Central Horizon Gas Company (CHGC), a Special Purpose Vehicle set up by Oando and the Rivers State government, focused on the rehabilitation, operation, and expansion of the existing natural gas distribution network in Greater Port Harcourt City and the Trans-Amadi area.

The pipeline will boost BUA’s productivity, provide substantial cost-savings, and open up the state to a new wave of industrialization via natural gas utilisation. This expansion is on the back of Oando’s agreement through its midstream subsidiary Oando Gas & Power (OGP) with the Rivers State government to assume the operation and expansion of the state’s existing gas infrastructure in the greater Port Harcourt industrial areas.