The Federal Government has mandated the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to pursue an aggressive gas development programme to stimulate economic growth in the Country.

A statement by the Corporation’s Spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu said the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, stated this on Tuesday in Lagos during a Gas Roundtable meeting for Chief Executives and Directors of the oil and gas companies.

He noted that opportunities at the Upstream gas development include the acquisition and operatorship of oil blocks, drilling rig leasing, gas processing facilities, mini Liquefied Natural Gas (in the midstream as well as investment in LPG bottling and marketing, gas based industries among others.

He added that the gas reform was anchored on a robust strategic framework that is focused on maximum economic impact through gas, saying that it aims to drive linkages with agriculture, manufacturing and dispersed small enterprise through Power.



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