Hope for energy provide as NNPC restores Escravos-Lagos pipeline



    Maikanti Baru, NNPC GMD
    Hope for energy provide as NNPC restores Escravos-Lagos pipeline

    By Edith Ike-Eboh

    The nation’s electrical energy provide state of affairs is about to enhance because the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says it has  concluded restore works on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, ELP.

    In a press release signed by Group General Manger, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu on Monday in Abuja, mentioned gasoline provide has been restored to the affected energy vegetation.

    He mentioned the speedy restore of the pipeline was following the directive by the Group Managing Director, Mr. Maikanti Baru, to hold out an evaluation of the injury with a view to getting a immediate resolution.

    “Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP) which came down last week as a result of a fire incident has been restored and gas supply to customers on the line including power generating companies resumed.”

    He additional said that with the restoration of the ELP and resumption of gasoline provide, the affected energy vegetation with a mixed producing capability of 1,143 megawatts, MW, would resume energy era.

    Ughamadu recognized the affected energy vegetation as: Egbin Power Plant in Lagos State; Olorunshogo Power Plant, PEL Olorunshogo and Paras Power Plant in Ogun State; and Omotosho Power Plant in Ondo State.

    He added part of the ELP at Abakila in Ondo State, had went up in flames on January 2, 2018 because of bush fireplace, affecting gasoline provide to clients in Ondo, Ogun and Lagos States with subsequent shutdown of quite a lot of energy vegetation.

    He additional mentioned  that the 36-inch Escravos to Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) is a pure gasoline pipeline inbuilt 1989 to provide gasoline from Escravos within the Niger Delta to numerous consumption utilization areas.

    He mentioned the pipeline provides gasoline to energy vegetation within the South-west and likewise feeds the West African Gas Pipeline System.