April 21, 2024

NLNG debunks prolonged shutdown, says Bonny Island plant continues operations despite force majeure

NLNG debunks prolonged shutdown, says Bonny Island plant continues operations despite force majeure

 

Oredola Adeola

 

The Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has clarified that its plant on Bonny Island is still operational, debunking reports of a prolonged shutdown, Andy Odeh, NLNG’s General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development has stated.

 

 

Odeh, in a statement released on Friday and obtained by EnergyDay, emphasized that the report claiming a shutdown was false and misleading.

 

According to him, despite the ongoing force majeure and challenges in gas supply caused by sabotage and vandalism of upstream gas suppliers’ major liquids evacuation pipelines, the plant continues to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

 

Odeh in the statement said, “NLNG receives feed gas from its upstream gas suppliers and maintains its cargo loading operations without interruption.

 

 

He further confirmed that its latest cargo, carrying 140,000 M3 of LNG, sailed from the Bonny plant to the St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on August 17, 2023.

The company remains committed to collaborating with key stakeholders to minimize the impact of the resulting gas supply shortage.

 

NLNG emphasised that it is committed to collaborating with key stakeholders to minimise the impact of the consequent gas supply shortage.