Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) – NNPC/CNL JV, has received a Special Recognition Award for its role in the Nigeria Gas Association (NGA) and the Nigeria Gas Industry at the NGA Conference and Exhibition held in Abuja.
The award was presented to CNL at the Gala and Awards Night organized at the Conference Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel and witnessed by many dignitaries including some members of the National Assembly, Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), representatives of the NNPC and industry regulators, participants from other African countries, Trinidad and Tobago, and other industry players.
The award presented by the outgoing President of the Association Engr Dada Thomas was received by Sanjay Narasimhalu, Director Downstream Chevron Nigeria Limited on behalf of the company.
Speaking on the award, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, CNL’s General Manager, Policy Government and Public Affairs, (PGPA) expressed delight over the recognition by NGA. He explained that CNL has a comprehensive and aggressive gas development programme that is driven by good environmental stewardship to eliminate gas flares in its operations, help meet Nigeria’s energy needs and convert Nigeria’s huge gas resources into wealth for the benefit of the nation.
According to Brikinn, “the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture is a major oil and gas producer and has provided substantial revenue to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Government and State Governments for over 50 years. NNPC/CNL Joint Venture is a key domestic gas supplier in Nigeria and contributes over 40% of the gas supplied to the domestic market in the country.
He stated that Chevron has made great strides in putting out gas flaring and increasing gas supply to the domestic market through its integrated gas development projects.
“CNL has contributed immensely to the Nigerian government’s gas master plan through the various gas projects it has embarked on and that the company is the highest contributor of high quality gas to the domestic market in Nigeria since 2015,” he said.
“Through investments in gathering and processing of associated gas, routine flaring has been reduced by over 90 per cent from 2008 to 2017 in CNL’s operations,” Brikinn concluded.