Escravos-Lagos Pipeline Resumes Gas Supply

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) confirmed on Monday that the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP), which got burnt by a fire, had been restored.

A statement in Abuja by the NNPC spokesman, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said that gas supply to customers on the line, including power generating companies, had resumed.

A section of the ELP at Abakila in Ondo State blew up in flames on Jan. 2, due to bush fire.

The incident affected gas supply to customers in Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states with subsequent shutdown of a number of power plants.

It supplies gas to power plants in the South-West and feeds the West African Gas Pipeline System.

However, Fashola has said there have been increase in the supply of power in the dry weather and people’s experience with power was better. He said it was due to improvements in gas supply to power generation companies, noting that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission was working on a regulation that would further enhance power supply.