FG Ramps Up Gas Supply Efforts, Set to Deliver $700m OB3 Pipeline in August – THISDAYLIVE

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*NNPC explains prolonged delay of 127km project

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja and Peter Uzoho in Lagos

The federal government at the weekend said it was ramping up gas supply to boost the country’s industrialisation and economic growth with the Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben (OB3) Gas Pipeline project set for delivery in August.
The 48-inch, 127-kilometre OB3 gas pipeline, being built by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and estimated to cost $700 million when work commenced on it in 2016, had long been delayed.

Equally known as the East-West Pipeline, the pipeline connects the Obiafu-Obrikom gas plant, near Omuku, in Rivers State, to Oben, Edo State, and is expected to transport two billion Standard Cubic Feet (SCF) of gas per day.
Speaking during an inspection of the project, along with other top government officials, around the pipeline’s River Niger Crossing operation at Aboh, Delta State, Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari,…



Source: Thisday Newspaper