NNPC Expecting First Gas From Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline In Q1 2023, Says Kyari.
Mallam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), stated yesterday that the national oil company and its partners anticipate initial gas production from the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project in the first quarter of 2023.
According to a statement issued yesterday night by the NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Garba Muhammad, the board expressed satisfaction with the pace of work on the project and thought that the target for delivering it would be fulfilled.
According to the statement, Kyari stated when he conducted the NNPC board members on a formal tour of the project’s section “A” site in Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The GMD, who was joined by other members of his management team, was cited as saying that the country will see over 8 billion standard cubic feet (scf) of gas fed into the domestic pipeline as a consequence of operations related to the AKK project.
This, he claims, will boost power generation, facilitate industrial expansion, provide thousands of new employment possibilities, and expand domestic gas utilization.
Kyari, who called the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline “a landmark project of this administration,” said it was time for Nigeria to capitalize on its position as the African country with the most gas reserves.