Shell Nigeria Gas Partners with Oyo State Government to Develop Gas Distribution Network

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The Oyo State Government and Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) have entered into an agreement to construct a gas supply and distribution infrastructure aimed at serving industrial and commercial users within the state. Under the terms of the agreement, SNG will be responsible for building and operating the gas distribution network for a period of 20 years.

 

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Oyo State Governor Oluwaseyi Makinde hailed the project as a catalyst for development in the state, emphasising its alignment with the government’s agenda to drive innovation and industrialization. He expressed readiness to collaborate with more companies and organisations to facilitate the implementation of similar projects.

 

Managing Director of SNG, Ralph Gbobo, described the agreement as a significant milestone that would enhance economic activities in Nigeria by providing industries and manufacturers with natural gas, a more reliable, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly source of energy. He highlighted the potential of the project to boost internally generated revenue and create job opportunities.

 

The project, slated to commence with the construction of gas distribution infrastructure spanning 15 kilometers of pipelines, is expected to expand to deliver up to 60 million standard cubic feet of gas per day across the state. The first gas delivery is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2025.

 

Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd and Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria, underscored the value of partnership in driving progress, particularly in the realm of energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers. He expressed Shell’s commitment to leveraging its presence and expertise in Nigeria to deliver competitive and reliable energy solutions nationwide.

 

SNG, a fully Shell-owned company established in 1998, has evolved into a dependable supplier of gas, serving over 150 clients in Abia, Bayelsa, Ogun, and Rivers states.

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