NNPC restores Escravos-Lagos pipeline, resumes gas supply

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Monday said the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, which got burnt by a fire, had been restored.

NNPC spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement said that gas supply to customers on the line, including power generating companies, had resumed.

A section of the ELP at Abakila in Ondo State blew up in flames on Jan. 2, due to bushfire.

The incident affected gas supply to customers in Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states with the subsequent shutdown of a number of power plants.

”With the restoration of the ELP and resumption of gas supply, the affected power plants, with a combined generating capacity of 1,143MW, would resume power generation.

”The plants include Egbin in Lagos State; Olorunshogo Power Plant, PEL Olorunshogo and Paras Power Plant in Ogun and Omotosho Plant in Ondo State.

”The 36-inch Escravos to Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) is a natural gas pipeline built in 1989 to supply gas from Escravos in the Niger Delta to various consumption utilisation areas.

It supplies gas to power plants in the South-West and feeds the West African Gas Pipeline System.

(NAN)

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