Wednesday, January 03, 2018 /08:49AM / FMPWH
after a sustained period of increasing production and distribution of power
since September, the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd
(NGPTC) has reported a fire incident on its Escravos Lagos Pipeline System on
Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018.
incident requires a shutdown of the pipeline supplying gas to Egbin 1,320MW;
Olorunsogo NIPP 676MW, Olorunsogo 338MW, Omotosho NIPP 450MW, Omotosho 338 MW
and Paras 60MW power stations.
sudden loss of generation due to interruption in gas supply from these stations
caused the national transmission grid to trip off around 20:20 on 2nd January
2018. The national transmission grid is owned and operated by the Transmission
Company of Nigeria (TCN).
of Nigeria's power generation is from thermal power stations that require gas
for fuel. The gas is produced by oil and gas companies overseen by the Ministry
of Petroleum Resources.
gas is delivered to the power stations through pipelines owned and operated by
Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC), a subsidiary of
Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).
and the generation companies are working to restore operation of the national
the national grid is restored output from the hydroelectric power stations and
all other unaffected gas fired thermal power stations will be increased to the
extent possible to minimize the impact of loss of generation from the affected
We urge members of the public to bear with us as we work to overcome
this set back which will be temporary
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