The Federal Government has on Tuesday unveiled a Gas Transportation network code with a set of guidelines in a bid to transport gas across the country. This was disclosed in a statement via twitter by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, saying the government launched the network code in "a bid to deepen the embrace, acceptability, and utilization of Gas amongst Nigerians, the @NigeriaGov has unveiled a Gas Transportation Network Code, which essentially, is a set of rules and guidelines for gas transportation in the country."
Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources said the implementation of the code was to guide operations of the Gas Transportation Network system and to further deepen Nigeria’s domestic gas market as well as enhance economic productivity in the country.
He added that the development would boost gas supply to power, growth of Gas Based Industries (GBIs) with sustained penetration of the three streams of Gas-domestic LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).
Speaking on the development, Engineer Sarki Auwalu, Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) mentioned that the guidelines would also attract local and foreign investors, boosting productivity in the country's Gas value chain.