The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd announced that it is fixing the pipelines that exploded on 22nd of February in Rivers state and that industrial gas supply will resume within the week. The explosion occurred in Rumuji area of the state, but no life was lost.
Mr Tony Attah, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NLNG was the one who made the announcement. He said;
“The pipeline that exploded belongs to a third party, which house 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. According to him, the company is committed to providing up to 250,000 tonnes of LPG, about 40% of local consumption, to the Nigerian market annually.