Nigeria gas pipeline

Gas cut at six Nigerian power plants

LAGOS, June 18, 2018 – A rupture on a Nigerian Gas Company pipeline has cut gas deliveries to six power plants in the country, leading to widespread power cuts, local media reported Monday.


The breach occurred on Friday, interrupting 1.087 GW of power generation capacity.

“The load-shedding is to ensure that available generation is commensurate with what is allocated to discos [electricity distribution companies] nationwide, to create a balance and avert grid instability,” Transmission Company of Nigeria public affairs general manager Ndidi Mbah was quoted as saying by Vanguard.

The affected facilities include Ihovbor, Azura, Omotosho gas, Geregu gas, Olorunsogo gas, Sapele and Egbin Power Station.

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