NNPC, Sahara Energy unveil vessels to address LPG supply hiccups

The supply logjam which often impedes stable availability of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, otherwise called cooking gas, may soon be over.
The West Africa Gas Ltd (WAGL), a Joint Venture Company of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and Sahara Energy will on 17th January, unveil two LPG vessels in Ulsan, South Korea which promises to be a game changer in the supply network of the subsector.
NNPC Group Managing Director , Maikanti Baru, who spoke at a Pre-Naming Ceremony Dinner held on Monday 16 January in South Korea, said he was delighted that the venture which was established in 2014 had started to recorded success even within a short span.
Baru said the milestone was a boost to the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) business in Nigeria.
WAGL, which was incorporated in March 2013 will serve as a vehicle for off-take, marketing and trading of Natural Gas liquids (NGLs) across Africa and beyond.
The JV is run by two companies, NNPC LNG Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NNPC and Sahara Energy’s oil and gas trading arm, Ocean Bed Trading Ltd (BVI).
The Company is expected to take the delivery of two vessels – Halls 8182 and 8183 – from the renowned Korean ship building company, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Limited.

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