NNPC gears-up for 614 km AKK gas pipeline project
16 April 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that arrangements are being concluded for the historic groundbreaking of the 40inch × 614 km Ajaokuta - Kaduna – Kano, (AKK), gas pipeline and stations.
Upon completion, the AKK gas pipeline will enable connectivity between the East, West and North, currently non-existent. It will also enable gas supply and utilization to key commercial centres in the Northern corridor of Nigeria with the attendant positive spin-off on power generation and industrial growth.
In addition, there is ongoing construction of the strategic East-West OB3 pipeline (127 km), scheduled for completion by Q3 2018 and the expansion of the Escravos-Lagos Gas Pipeline System scheduled for completion later in 2018.
With the growth in infrastructure, gas, hitherto inaccessible and flared, is now being utilized. Nigeria has seen the most aggressive drop in gas flaring from a peak of 2500mmcf/d few years ago to about 700mmcf/d currently.