As part of concerted efforts towards resolution of the power supply challenges in Nigeria, the Senate Committees on Gas and Power, led by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (Chairman, Gas) and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Chairman, Power) on Thursday, paid a familiarisation visit to the $500 million Greenville Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project, in Rumuji, Rivers State, ThisDay reports.

The visit was to enable the members of the joint committee understand the benefits of deploying LNG to address the nation’s power challenges in gas plants, rather than deploying diesel and other sources. They were conducted round the gas plant project by the company’s management, led by Managing Director of Greenville, Ms. Ritu Sahajwalla. Sahajwalla told the team that the company is ready to supply power in any part of the country, where the government is ready to enter into a partnership.

The company, she disclosed, had an MoU with the Ministry of Power on the Kaduna 202 power plant, it was however aborted for unclear reasons. She listed the benefits to include LNG being cheaper than diesel by about 40 percent, does not need transmission pipelines as it would be moved by LNG powered trucks and being a source of cleaner energy and therefore of lesser consequence on the environment.