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Expect increased power supply between now and December-Petroleum Minister

Channels Television  
Updated August 15, 2012

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has announced major milestones in the Gas Supply Emergency Plan which has helped power generation to reach an unprecedented 4.200MW.

This comes four months after the declaration of the project with a 12 month timeline to address the misalignment in the nation’s gas to power aspirations.

Allison-Madueke was speaking at a news conference in Abuja where she attributed the increase in power generation to the improvement in gas supply.

She listed the items completed in the critical pipeline segments to include a Permanent Gas Supply Pipeline from Itoki to Olorunshogo in Ogun state, the 56km by 24inch escravos-warri gas pipeline – doubling the pipeline capacity and enhancing gas evacuation from escravos as well as the 130km by 36inch Oben to Geregu pipeline.

She explained that the net impact of all these is the addition of 120million cubic feet of gas per day to the grid and the permanent elimination of the challenges of low gas pressure that has plagued the Olorunshogo PHCN and NIPP power plants.

The minister assured Nigerians to expect continued growth over the current all-time peak recorded by the power ministry between now and December.