• Natural Gas News

    Nigeria's NNPC signs two LNG deals for local, foreign markets


Deals reached at COP28 to pursue FLNG and onshore domestic LNG production facility.

by: Reuters

Posted in:

Complimentary, Africa, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Corporate, Contracts and tenders, Political, Ministries, Supply/Demand, Contracts and tenders, News By Country, Nigeria

Nigeria's NNPC signs two LNG deals for local, foreign markets

ABUJA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC Ltd said on Wednesday that it has secured two agreements to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) portfolio for both the domestic and international markets.

The deals were agreed on the sidelines of the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, underlining Nigeria's commitment to utilizing its huge natural gas resources to drive economic growth and enhance energy security, NNPC spokesperson Olufemi Soneye said in a statement.


The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) NGC’s HSSE strategy is reflective and supportive of the organisational vision to become a leader in the global energy business.


S&P 2023

One agreement, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese company Wison Heavy Industry Co. Ltd is focused on developing a floating LNG project in Nigeria that will target the international market. The two companies pledged to work to reach an investment decision on the accord.

The second deal is a supply, installation, and commissioning agreement with SDP Services Ltd, an oil independent, for a 421-tonne-per-day LNG project to the domestic market.

"We are looking at a timeframe of 12 months from execution to the commissioning of the project," said Lawal Sade, head of NNPC's trading unit.

Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, also holds the continent's largest natural gas reserves, estimated at more than 200 trillion cubic feet. It is seeking investments to boost its domestic supplies and exports.

NNPC is working with investors to boost Nigeria's gas processing capacity and make it a key hub in West Africa in four years, CEO Mele Kyari said in October.

In July, NNPC signed an agreement with UTM Offshore to build a 1.5mn tonnes/year floating LNG plant.

(Writing by Elisha Bala-Gbogbo Editing by Alexandra Hudson)