Nigeria Natural Gas Supply Preference and the Environment

Wilfred Chinedu Okologume


This study evaluates the role of natural gas in the energy supply of Nigeria by focusing on the resource base, growth, opinions surrounding natural gas used in power generation and the environmental impact. A review of unmet energy demand by sector, helped define priority areas where gas would be absorbed in volumes large enough, to justify the heavy investments in gathering, transmission and distribution pipeline networks required for a balanced market growth.

The Nigeria gas sector aspiration, though anchored around gas to power in the immediate term, is essentially much broader.  It is aimed at delivering the Government’s wider economic agenda of power and industrialization.

The study found that large users can essentially be classified into four categories, by order of consideration and ultimate consumption.

Keywords: Nigerian Gas Master Plan (NGMP), West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), gas utilisation

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