The Lagos State government is in discussions with the Federal Government through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) – Nigeria’s oil and gas industry regulator, to get approval to take all the gas produced from Aje field located offshore Lagos, The Nation reports.
A source in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources who requested for anonymity said that the discussions are progressing well but couldn’t confirm whether the state would be able to get the government’s endorsement for its request. According to the source, Lagos wants to take all the gas produced from Aje field to generate power for residential, commercial and industrial electricity consumers. However, he didn’t give further details on the transaction.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had announced that the state is targeting 3000 megawatts (Mw) generation capacity to be able to sufficiently meet the power consumption requirements of the state. He said the quest to achieve energy security for the nation can no longer be left to the Federal Government to address alone, adding that his government aspires to give the state 24 hours power supply by 2022.