(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) said it would continue to optimise its onshore footprint while investing in gas development in Nigeria.
This came as the company commissioned an indigenous contractor, Gredor Nigeria Limited, to begin the construction of the gas pipeline infrastructure to deliver gas to the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board Industrial Park in Polaku, Bayelsa State.
SNG had earlier in the year acquired the lease of one hectare of land in Polaku for the gas project which will supply gas for industries in the park and the environs. The project is expected to be delivered within six months.
SNG recently completed 20 kilometres domestic gas pipeline expansion project in Abia State, connecting Ogbor Hill, Osisioma and Ariaria industrial zones.
The expansion project has enabled the supply of pipeline gas to Ariaria Market Energy Solutions Limited, the Independent Power Project (IPP) consortium that provides electricity to the popular Ariaria market in Abia State.
Ariaria International Market is one of the largest leather shoe-making and open stall markets in West Africa, with over 37,000 shops and an estimated one million traders.
POTENTIAL IMPACT: The Polaku project will boost industrialisation in Bayelsa State and provide employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled within the local population in addition to directly improving the internally generated revenue of the state.