NNPC to Extend Gas Supply Line to Algeria, Advances Northern Oil Search


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Chineme Okafor in Abuja

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to amend its planned northern corridor gas supply line to extend up to Algeria from Kano, a distance of over 2000 kilometres according to calculations by Google map.

The corporation also stated that it was making progress in its search for oil in the northern part of the country, adding that the Kolmani River-II Well which spud-in was flagged off last month by President Muhammadu Buhari, has so far recorded a drilling progress of 6,700 feet.

According to a statement , the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru made the disclosures when he received an award from executives of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN). The statement signed by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, quoted Baru as saying that the target of the corporation for the Kolmani River drill was 14,200 feet, even as he added that the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper