Baru Pledges Support for Nigerian Gas Association

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr.
Maikanti Baru on Thursday pledged the support of the NNPC to help the Nigerian Gas
Association achieve its objectives of ensuring that the country derives maximum benefit
from its huge gas resource base.
Speaking while receiving the NGA delegation led by its President, Mr. Bolaji
Osunsanya, at the NNPC Towers Abuja, Dr. Baru noted that as the midwife of the
nation’s premier gas association in 1999, the NNPC has a moral and strategic interest
in ensuring the continuous existence and sustained growth of the association.
Describing the NGA as a reflection of the development of the gas industry in Nigeria the
GMD said the Corporation would continue to provide the association with human and
material resources.
While thanking the members of the NGA for their advocacy in ensuring a review of the
Production Sharing Contracts, PSC, gas terms, Baru noted that the NNPC is working
round the clock to ensure maximization of the nation’s vast gas resources by
incentivizing all parts of the gas value chain.
On his part the NGA President thanked the NNPC and Dr. Baru for the unflinching
support for the association and pledged the readiness of members to work with the
NNPC in this regard.
Osunsanya called on government to create incentives which would promote deliberate
and well-funded projects in the search for gas as against the practice of accidental gas
discoveries.
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