Shell increases gas production for power generation

Shell increases gas production for power generation

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture has announced that more gas is being produced from Agbada field in the Eastern Niger Delta in support of federal government’s aspiration of increasing domestic gas production for manufacturing and power generation.

This development is coming at a time Nigeria’s power supply has dropped significantly due to gas shortages to power stations. Power generation, which hit 5,074 megawatts on February 2, dropped to about 3,700MW yesterday due to gas shortages and transmission challenges.

But Shell’s Corporate Media Relations Manager, Mr. Precious Okolobo, said in a statement last night that some 10 million standard cubic feet of non-associated gas per day (MMscf/d), which was produced from the Agbada Early Gas Production Facility (EGPF), into the eastern domestic gas network on March 8, 2016, had already ramped up to 20MMscf/d of gas, with 1,500 barrels per day of oil.

Okolobo explained that a peak production of 40MMscf/d is expected to be achieved, in addition to oil production of about 2,500 barrels per day. Read more


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