From the Field
Nigeria seeks to boost LNG output
ABUJA, August 9, 2018 – Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has called on Nigeria LNG (NLNG) to raise capacity to 40 million tonnes per year in 30 years, local media reported Thursday.
“You need to grow those volumes for the teeming population we have. I challenge you to look at this and grow from the 30 million tpy you are talking of now to about 40 million tpy over the next 30 years,” The Punch quoted the minister as saying.
NLNG announced earlier in the week that it aims to deliver its first shipments from Train 7 in 2023-2024. NLNG also plans to buy seven or eight new vessels to transport the additional output.
Train 7, which will be a replica of Train 6, is set to raise capacity by about 35% from the current 22 million tpy. The new train will require 32.6 mcm (1.15 bcf) of feedstock per day.