July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7


Nigeria Makes Progress on Delayed Gas Pipeline Project

By Shem Oirere   Nigeria has announced progress on a key gas pipeline project that is seen as part of the country’s difficult balancing act between increasing natural gas production to 11,000 MMcf/d by the end of 2018 and creating adequate domestic demand to consume the increased volumes. Nigeria, which has the largest proven natural gas reserves in Africa estimated at 187 Tcf and a possible but yet undiscovered potential for 600 Tcf, has picked two consortia as preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors for two sections of the 382-mile (614-km) Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline to link the country’s gas-rich region

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