The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has said the $2.8bn Ajaokuta–Kaduna–Kano gas pipeline project being constructed by Oilserve Limited will be inaugurated next month.
Oritsemiyiwa Eyesan, executive vice president, Upstream, NNPC revealed this at the ongoing 41st Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationists 2023 expo in Lagos.
In her address at the Management Session themed ‘Energy Infrastructure Development, Financing & Monetisation Strategies in Nigeria: Reducing the Risks of Entry’, Eyesan said the commitment to delivering the project in December was a testament to the company’s commitment to Nigeria’s Gas Master Plan.
“In the coming months, you are going to be seeing a great difference in the way we operate because NNPC is poised to drive more investments into the oil and gas sector. One of such huge investments is the AKK gas pipeline that will be commissioned this December,” she said.
The development comes on the heels of the promise by the Minister of State, Gas, Ekperikpe Ekpo, at the Pai River crossing session in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in October.
He said that the 614km project would be delivered by July next year.
The AKK pipeline is a 614 km-long pipeline being developed by the NNPCL to transport natural gas from southern Nigeria to central Nigeria.