FG must fast-track gas pipeline construction across Nigeria – Nestoil MD

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nestoil Limited, Dr Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi, has called on the Federal Government to increase the construction of gas pipelines in order to enhance access to natural gas supply by power-generating stations and other areas where gas is needed.

Azudialu-Obiejesi, who spoke at the second edition of the Nigerian International Pipeline Technology and Security Conference in Abuja on Tuesday, described the current method of using domestic gas cylinders as outdated. According to him, investment in more pipelines by the Federal Government will help eliminate the havoc being wreaked by fuel tankers on the road.

The Nestoil boss said, “When the proper pipeline network exists and runs reliably, products are always delivered on time, eliminating the need to build hundreds of storage/holding facilities all over the country.” He identified vandalism, sabotage and ageing and integrity issues as challenges to the construction, maintenance and operation of the existing current pipelines in the country.

Source: The Punch

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