NNPC and TotalEnergies to Invest $550 Million in Gas Processing Facility in Rivers State

Nigeria’s state oil firm, NNPC, and energy company TotalEnergies are joining forces to develop a $550 million gas processing facility in Rivers State. The investment aims to enhance both exports and domestic gas supplies. The project will include the construction of a gas processing plant and a pipeline. The facility will be situated on the Ubeta onshore gas field, which is jointly owned by Total and NNPC.

Once operational, it is expected to generate 350 million standard cubic feet per day of gas and 10,000 barrels per day of associated liquids.The proposed gas processing plant will be situated on the Ubeta onshore gas field, a valuable asset jointly owned by TotalEnergies and NNPC. The location was carefully chosen due to its proximity to existing gas reserves and infrastructure. Once operational, the facility is expected to process up to 350 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day, significantly reducing gas flaring—a common practice in Nigeria.

Nigeria, blessed with abundant natural gas reserves, has long struggled with the environmental and economic consequences of gas flaring. Flaring occurs when associated gas produced during oil extraction is burned off into the atmosphere, releasing harmful greenhouse gases. The lack of adequate processing facilities has perpetuated this wasteful practice. The new gas processing plant aims to tackle this issue head-on. By Nigeria, with Africa’s largest natural gas reserves, often flares gas due to a lack of processing infrastructure. This investment represents a significant step toward improving ease of doing business in the country.

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