The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), Mr Tony Attah has viewed the latest feat of the group, the delivery of its maiden domestic liquefied petroleum gas cargo from Bonny to Stockgap gas terminal in Port Harcourt as an industry game changer.
Business Hilights recalls that before the new facility, the DLPG had been shipped from Bonny to Lagos and trucked back in over 18 hours to Rivers State due to lack of facility to store and dispense gas in commercial quantity in Port Harcourt, the River state capital.
Elated Attah said “Before now, the gas we produce in Bonny is shipped to Lagos and we rely on trucks to pick it from Lagos and drive, sometimes 24 hours, to bring same molecule back to Port Harcourt.
“For us in Bonny, the gas is bottled in Port Harcourt and put on a boat and brought back for us to cook in Bonny, and we thought there was something wrong with that.
“Working with Stockgap, we know definitely it is affordable and I think that will change the narrative of where more than 100,000 people die annually in Nigeria from inhaling smokes just because they want to put food on the table.”
Earlier in his goodwill message, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike expressed joy that the feat will among other things, raise air quality in Port Harcourt households as more families will begin to access the energy seamlessly.
While encouraging other oil and gas investors to emulate the decision of Stockgap to invest in the state despite wrong perception painted the state by habitual detractors, he expressed the commitment of his administration to continue to provide condusive investment climate in the state.