By Industrial Digest
“The reason we are here is because Lagos, Rivers and Ogun State are the most industrialized states in Nigeria today. I am also proud to say that Shell Gas Nigeria has been providing gas in these three states in various industrial locations and various free trade zones to support industrialization.”
Mr. ED Ubong, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Gas Limited, said in a 10-minutes presentation during the just ended Nigeria Manufacturing and Equipment (NME) Exhibition and Raw Materials Exposition, NIRAM Expo in Lagos.
Mr. Ubong noted that sustainable energy is one of the major infrastructures the manufacturing sector needed to succeed and be competitive, adding that here in Nigeria, Shell Gas has been providing manufacturing and industrial customers with a clean, reliable, low-cost alternative to liquid fuel, and to assist in building a stronger Nigerian economy.
“My message to the various stakeholders is that gas today is the cheapest source of energy; we are committed to develop various gas hubs across Nigeria. Shell is here to stay; we are partners with MAN and we will continue to look for ways to support you as you seek for the most efficient energy solution,” he said.
Checks on the company showed that Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd is a fully owned Shell company incorporated in 1998 for the downstream distribution of gas to industries in Nigeria
SNG currently operates a growing world class gas transmission and distribution network of over 138km in Nigeria.
It operates several distribution systems including Agbara-Ota in Ogun state, the Aba Cluster in Abia State, and the Port Harcourt Cluster in Rivers State.
The company is in a growth phase and recently increased its gas distribution capacity by over 150% ensuring its gas distribution networks are capable of distributing over 150 mmscf/d of dry processed gas to over 300 industrial customers.
Today over a 100 industrial customers are already connected to these gas grids. SNG also has a strong relationship with virtual pipeline operators keen on developing compressed natural gas (CNG) and mini-LNG grids across all regions of Nigeria.