Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, has committed to devote about 300 million standard cubic feet (MSCF) of gas daily to the domestic market in the country. This is in fulfillment of its domestic gas obligation, DGO, as required by the Federal Government under the Gas Master Plan, GMP.
About 100MSCF of the 300MSCF gas will be used to feed the Alaoji Power Plant, a 1,131MW, capacity plant located near Aba, Abia State, while the balance of 200MSCF/d will be used for petrochemicals industry development during a tour with newsmen, of Owaza Gas Plant, Ukwa West area of Abia State, from where the gas will be transported to Alaoji plant.
Managing Director/Chief Executive, TEPNG. Nicolas Terraz, announced that the plant would be ready for commissioning in July this year.
TOTAL as a group is active in the whole value chain of Oil & Gas: Upstream, Midstream and Downstream. The company has been serving the Nigerian hydrocarbons industry for more than half a century, in partnership with the Nigerian Government and in different equity associations with other private companies.
The upstream activities are carried out by the following entities: Total E&P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG), incorporated in May 1962 and operator of the NNPC/TEPNG Joint Venture, TOTAL Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) and various other TOTAL E&P Deepwater subsidiary companies. Total E&P Nigeria is the country’s fourth-largest oil and gas producer through its involvement in more than 50 permits, including nine as operator.