NLNG clarifies report on LPG supplied into Nigerian Market

Sat, Mar 2, 2024
By editor

Oil & Gas

By Anthony Isibor 

THE Nigeria LNG Limited, NLNG, has said that it supplied 493,000 metric tonnes of LPG into the Nigerian domestic market and not 1.5 million metric tonnes as reported.

 The statement signed by Andy Odey, General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development on Friday stated that in 2023, the NLNG supplied 493,000 metric tonnes of LPG to the domestic market, while it delivered 498,000 metric tonnes in 2022 and 399,000 tonnes in 2021. 

“Currently, NLNG caters to 30% of the total LPG demand in the country, which is currently estimated to be about 1.5 million metric tonnes.

“Nigeria LNG Limited, NLNG, has noted reports indicating that it supplies 1.5 million metric tonnes of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, to the Nigerian domestic market.

“NLNG maintains a firm commitment to supplying LPG to the domestic market. Additionally, the Company remains focused on promoting increased gas utilisation within the country and raising awareness about the use of clean gas for cooking to mitigate health risks associated with firewood usage.

 “NLNG takes pride in its role in the LPG sector, facilitating the entry of more stakeholders into the LPG value chain and encouraging investments in infrastructure development to bolster sectoral growth. This endeavour has contributed to the creation of additional employment and business opportunities in Nigeria.

 “NLNG would like to clarify that it annually provides close to 500,000 metric tonnes of LPG to meet market demands. This is in pursuit of its commitment to deliver 100% of its LPG production to the domestic market, a decision made by the Company’s Board of Directors in 2022, ” he added.