Nigeria launched a scheme on Tuesday to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) to regions not linked by pipeline, supplying power plants and industry with cheaper, cleaner fuel, Reuters reports.
Under the new plan, the state oil firm; NNPC, the Nigerian unit of France’s Total and Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Ltd (GACN) would deliver gas to a small LNG plant run by Nigeria’s Greenville LNG, officials said in speeches at the launch. Greenville would deliver the gas to industries and companies around the nation using trucks which would themselves be powered by LNG, the officials said.
“Greenville will transport products with specialized LNG trucks, which have the capacity to travel about 1,000 km on LNG before refueling,” GACN Managing Director Morgan Okwoche said. He said LNG was cheaper and lighter to transport than other fuel, so would damage roads less. The trucks could supply areas not linked by pipeline to create what he called a “virtual pipeline” network.topics from