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What does the acronym NLNG stand for?
NLNG stands for Nigeria LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) Limited.
Who are the Shareholders of Nigeria LNG?
Nigeria LNG is a joint venture company owned by the Federal Republic of Nigeria represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Gas B.V., Total LNG Nigeria Ltd and Agip.
When was the company incorporated and what does it do?
Nigeria LNG Limited was incorporated on May 17, 1989 as a joint venture company, to harness Nigeria's natural gas reserves, some of which are currently being flared. The company purchases and liquefies Natural Gas for export to overseas markets.
How will the company's operations help to reduce gas flaring in Nigeria?
Nigeria is blessed with abundant reserves of associated and non-associated gas estimated in excess of 180 tcf (trillion cubic feet). Associated gas is gas discovered along with oil. Most of this gas has previously either been reinjected into the oil wells as oil is produced or flared off. Since inception in 1999, NLNG's liquefaction plant has converted over 2 tcf of associated gas into exported LNG product, contributing in no small way to the flare-out initiative in Nigeria.
When did production start?
First train production was in September 1999.
When was the first cargo loaded?
This first cargo was loaded in October 1999.
How many ships are currently in the fleet?
There are twenty-four ships in full operation used by the company for the export of its LNG. Thirteen are fully owned by its subsidiary Bonny gas Transport (BGT) while the other eleven are on long-term charter from other companies.
How many cargoes has the company loaded so far?
NLNG chartered vessels have so far delivered in excess of 2000 Cargoes.
How safe are the gas pipelines?
The pipelines are very thick and resistant and is made of high tension steel. It will be buried deep in the ground to prevent tampering. A cathodic protection system will prevent corrosion of the pipelines. The pipeline route will also be clearly established and marked.
Is there an early warning system to detect leakage in the gas pipeline?
The pipeline has safety valves and emergency shutdown valves. A monitoring system exists which detects any loss of gas. The system is monitored and controlled from the Central Control room in the plant.
What does BGT stand for?
BGT stands for Bonny Gas Transport Limited. BGT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Limited. BGT was incorporated as a limited liability company on 11th December 1989 under the laws of Bermuda to purchase cryogenic vessels to facilitate the transportation of liquefied natural gas for Nigeria LNG Limited.
What does NSML stand for?
NSML stands for NLNG Ship Manning Limited and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Limited, set up to give dedicated attention to providing, developing and managing high calibre personnel for NLNG's maritime business, with aspirations to one day provide such services to third parties in future. NSML fully kicked off its activities in 2010 and is currently in its nascent organisational development phase.
What do i need to do, if i am interested in buying Nigeria LNG Products?
Send in a letter of interest addressed to the Managing Director Nigeria LNG Limited (through any of the addresses listed) containing the relevant information from the categories below:
Pre qualification requirements for spot LNG
i.Experience in the LNG trade and trade experience of key staff
ii. Presence in Key LNG markets
iii. Requisite Shipping Capacity (Vessel ownership or affiliation with Brokers)
iv. Financial capability to support purchase of LNG as provided in audited annual report for at least 3 years and/or presence of Bank Guarantees from reputable international banks.
Pre qualification requirements for spot NGLs
i.NGLs trade experience or evidence of Direct involvement in the LPG value Chain
ii.Requisite Shipping capacity or affiliation with ship brokers
iii.Evidence of Financial capability to support purchase with a Guarantee from a reputable international bank
Pre qualification requirements for Domestic LPG Offtake
i.Evidence of Terminal Use Agreement or proof of ownership of a storage facility
ii.Evidence of trucks for commuting between jetty storage facility and bottling plants and retail outlets.
iii. Financial capability to support purchase. A guarantee from a reputable Nigerian bank would be an added advantage.
iv. Evidence of Direct involvement in the LPG value Chain or affiliation with experienced Partners
v. Requisite DPR licence/permits and other regulatory authority approvals
Nigeria LNG Limited, Intels Camp, KM 16 Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234-1-2804000-1, +234-1-4634000, +234-803-907-4000 +234-1-2624190-4, 2624556.
LONDON LIAISON OFFICE Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H ODX.
Tel: +44-020-7799-2677, +44-020-7799-2722 (24 Hours).
Fax: +44-020-7233-0034, +44-020-7976-7769.
ABUJA LIAISON OFFICE
5th and 6th floor Bank of Industry Building Plot 256, Zone AO, off Herbert Macaulay way, Central Business District, Abuja
Tel: +234-09-6280261-6; +234-09-6715450