As part of the efforts to boost the gas-to-power aspiration of the Federal Government, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced the delivery of 65million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscf/d) from the Oredo Field in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 111 into the domestic market.
The 65mmscf/d was equivalent to a generating capacity of 260megawatts of electricity.
The GHF is located in Oredo Field in OML 111, which is approximately 35 kilometers south of Benin City in Edo State. The Oredo gas project is a 100mmscf/d capacity gas plant with fractionation and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) dispensing units.
When the plant is completed by the third quarter of 2013, it will produce 100mmscf/d Lean gas - West African Gas Pipeline specification and 330 tonnes per day of LPG. This is expected to boost power generation and LPG utilisation in the country, which will no doubt reduce firewood and kerosene consumption, thereby contributing to a cleaner environment.