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Shell Nigeria Gas Limited (SNG), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, is set to construct a 40 megawatts power and gas plant to service the Aba business clusters.

Mr. Ed Udobong, SNG’s Managing Director, disclosed this in a statement by the company’s Media Relations Manager, Mr. Bamidele Odugbesan on Friday.

According to him, the project, City Gate Gas and Power Plant, which he described as the solution to the challenge of liquid incursion into gas pipeline being faced by businesses in the region, would be located in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State.

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He said: “This plant will enable SNG to remove more impurities from natural gas and increase quality gas supply to end users

“SNG is the first gas distribution company in Nigeria to adopt this technical solution that ensures plant and product integrity.

“Our intention is to provide customers with top quality gas supply at a reduced cost; we are committed to deliver this project.”

Udobong further stated that the plant would produce 10 million Standard Cubit Feet of gas per day.

“The facility can be expanded to 30 million Standard Cubit Feet of gas and 40 megawatts of gas-to-power electricity generation capacity.

“Our development objective is to produce cleaner energy and create positive impact in our host communities,” he added.

Speaking on behalf the host community, Chief Okechukwu Onwuka, welcomed the development saying, “it is capable of driving business development and economic empowerment”.

He expressed the community’s willingness to provide the enabling environment for the smooth operations of the company.