Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is expanding and integrating gas pipeline network in the country to meet unprecedented demand of the substance.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, disclosed this at the NNPC Day, during the just concluded 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair.
Kyari, who was represented at the event by the Managing Director, National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO), Mrs Kate Iheme, said the corporation remains the chief enabler of the Nigerian economy.
He said with ongoing reforms, the NNPC was focused on transforming from a traditional oil and gas entity into an integrated energy outfit with interest in power generation and transmission.
Kyari said: “It is common knowledge that NNPC is expanding and integrating gas pipeline network systems to meet the unprecedented domestic gas demand nationwide.
“Towards this end, significant progress has been recorded in the execution of some key on-going gas pipeline infrastructure projects like the Escravos Lagos Pipelines System (ELPs II) and the 0B3, among other gas infrastructure projects.