Fresh Escravos Pipeline Explosion Grounds Gas Supply

Whatapp News



By Nse Anthonyy-Uko
(Sundiata Post) – Another pipeline explosion rocked the Escravos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP) on Thursday, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The Corporation said the pipeline was ruptured by an explosion along Egbokodo-Omadino, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The earlier fire incident had affected gas supply to customers in Ondo, Ogun and Lagos State with subsequent shutdown of some power plants with a combined generating capacity of 1,143MW.
NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has directed that repair works should be executed immediately to restore supplies from Escravos immediately.
Dr. Baru further directed that gas supply from other sources like Oben, Oredo, Sapele, Ughelli and Utorogu be stepped up to augment any shortfalls as repair works have commenced on the pipeline.
The Escravos pipeline supplies gas to power plants, in addition to feeding the West Africa Gas Pipeline System. It should be recalled that ELPS-C (downstream) of this pipeline was incinerated by a bush fire January 2 at Abakila, in Ondo State, which had since been rectified and brought back to service.

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