The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has stated that it has commenced the implementation of the Nigeria Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC), This Day reports.

The NGTNC is a contractual framework between a transporter (or network operator) and network users (known as shippers) that provides open competitive access to existing and future gas transportation infrastructure.

Director of DPR, Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan, who spoke at the just-concluded Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2015  ‎Conference and Exhibition in Lagos said stakeholders in the sector had earlier met in Abuja to discuss on the ways to ensure the smooth implementation of the code.

Ladan who was represented by Mr. Gbenga Olufade said part of the implementation exercise of the NGTNC was the training of 20 personnel outside the country under the guidance of foreign partners. Olufade stated that these steps would help eradicate lots of bottle neck issues in the system, adding that gas flaring in the country might end in 2020 but adequate funding would be required to achieve it.