According to NCDMB Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Wabote, this year’s theme is important as it highlights the critical role of the oil and gas industry in fueling industrialization and overall development of Nigeria's economy.
He reiterated, “Shell is not advancing actions on the onshore portfolio review in compliance with the Supreme Court’s order to maintain the status quo. Shell’s relationship with Nigeria remains strong and we continue to focus investment in Nigeria’s deep-water exploration and production, in our renewable energy space with All On.
Speaking on the commencement of the competition, NLNG’s General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Andy Odeh, said the competition aims to encourage passion for science and technology among young students. He added that it was important for the themes to address pressing global issues such as climate change and net-zero emissions to help develop the students’ scientific skills and knowledge and help them understand the impact of their actions on the environment.
According to NLNG’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Philip Mshelbila, the Company had signed an MoU with UNEP in the last quarter of 2022, stating that the signing demonstrated the Company’s commitment to reduce methane emissions from its operations as part of its decarbonisation journey.
While acknowledging some teething challenges experienced by the NSDP scholarship scheme in the earlier Phases, the NIMASA DG noted that all grey areas have been addressed to ensure a better deal for both beneficiaries and the Nigerian Government.
The energy company maintains that its ANOH and upgraded Sapele gas projects could fuel another 2000 megawatts of electricity by 2024, thus displacing the wide use of diesel/petrol generators for electricity as well as the use of biomass as cooking fuel.
Slated for November 21 -23, 2022, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the summit is targeted at creating a resilient and hardened systems capable of withstanding the diverse threats, as well as to foster robust engagements between relevant stakeholders to strengthen the vital infrastructure’s ability to withstand and respond to the threats and attacks effectively.
He stated that NLNG was doing this through its further investment in Train 7, which will add about 35% to its current capacity when completed, subject to gas supply and gas quality. He added that other domestic producers of LPG would need to make investments to enable their product to become available to the domestic market, rather than exporting it.