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FG plan to establish mini gas distribution centres in 774 local govt

By Bisola Adeyemo

In line with the declaration of Year 2021 to 2030 as the “Decade of Gas Development, Federal Government has planned to deepen gas penetration in 774 local government areas in the country.

Mr Sarki Auwalu, Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), made the disclosure while speaking on Thursday on the sidelines of the 2021 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja.

He said: “We have levers that will enhance the consumption, the utilisation and commercialisation of our gas.

“The levers include the growth of the reserves, infrastructure, extinguishing of the flare as well as development of gas.

”We have capabilities to have mini LNG where it can be transported to any length. With that strategy, energy security for this country is being achieved through the virtual pipelines.

“DPR has developed a project we call Project 774. The aim of this project is to ensure that each and every 774 local government do have a gas regasify and distribution centre with a micro distribution centre.”

According to him, the project will create employment opportunities for Nigerians as well as generate revenue for government.

Auwalu assured Nigerians that the DPR had stepped up monitoring of operators in the oil and gas industry to ensure compliance with the Minimum Industry Safety Training for Downstream Operators.

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