USTDA backs Nigerian natural gas initiatives

Written by  AJ Kotze
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
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The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to the Nigerian gas supply company, Green Liquified Natural Gas Limited (GLNG).

This grant is aimed at supporting Nigeria's increased use of natural gas for power generation, local industry and further economic growth

Thomas Hardy, USTDA’s acting director, explained, “This project will support the diversification of Nigeria’s economic development while creating opportunities for US companies to develop world-class infrastructure.

“It will also build on the commitment of USTDA to work with our Nigerian partners to develop and expand the natural gas options for the country.”

In particular, the grant from USTDA will assess the viability of an LNG liquefaction and distribution facility and associated regasification and distribution stations in southwestern Nigeria.

 

GLNG selected US-based NOVI Energy to conduct the study.

Anil Ahluwalia, GLNG director, said, “We are proud to announce our path-breaking LNG project in Nigeria, which will have a significant impact on Nigeria’s goal of pursuing a sustainable, environmentally friendly, alternate fuel-based economy.”

This project supports the US government’s Prosper Africa, Power Africa and Doing Business in Africa initiatives.

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