July 23, 2024

NNPCL seeks partnerships with oil, gas players, research institutions, academia to drive Nigeria’s energy security, sustainability

Oredola Adeola

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has pledged commitment to partnering with the oil and gas industry players, research Institutions and the academia to ensure sustainability through a deliberate focus on efficiently producing energy while minimizing the environmental effect.

Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of NNPCL, represented at the event by Mr. Mohammed A. Ahmed. EVP Gas, Power & New Energy, made this request on Monday in his opening remark at the 6th Nigeria International Energy Summit aptly themed “Global perspectives for a sustainable future”.

According to him, as key players in the energy sector, the mandate of providing energy for Nigerians still remains a top priority, amidst the need to ensure sustainability in the energy landscape.

He said, “The NNPC is poised to reliably deliver energy to our stakeholders, though efficient utilization of hydrocarbons and other new energy sources which our country is blessed with.

“You will agree with me that sustained energy sufficiency directly enables economic growth and development as can be seen in the history of the developed countries.

“Oil and gas remain significant component of energy the global energy mix therefore we are unlocking more opportunities across both the oil and gas value chain spanning from supply and infrastructure to the markets.

Speaking about the effort of the NNPCL to consolidate the commitment of the Nigerian Government to the Decade of Gas and the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Kyari said that the national oil company is actively working towards the realization of key initiatives which seeks to deepen natural gas utilization as an alternative transportation fuel, virtual gas supply to off-pipeline grid gas customers and gas utilization as feedstock for the development of gas-based industries.