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3 January, 2018

Aftermath Of Fire Incident Reported By Gas Processing Company : Tcn , Gencos Working To Restore Operation Of National Grid

…We urge members of the public to bear with us as we work to overcome this set back which should be temporary- MINISTRY

Regrettably, after a sustained period of increasing production and distribution of power since September 2017 to date, the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC) has reported a fire incident on its Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada, Edo State on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018.

The incident requires a shutdown of the pipeline supplying gas to Egbin 1,320MW; Olorunsogo NIPP 676MW, Olorunsogo 338MW, Omotosho NIPP 450MW, Omotosho 338 MW and Paras 60MW power stations.

The sudden loss of generation due to interruption in gas supply from these stations caused the national transmission grid to trip off around 20:20 on 2nd January 2018. The national transmission grid is owned and operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Most of Nigeria's power generation is from thermal power stations that require gas for fuel. The gas is produced by oil and gas companies overseen by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. The gas is delivered to the power stations through pipelines owned and operated by Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).

TCN and the generation companies are working to restore operation of the national grid. Once the national grid is restored output from the hydroelectric power stations and all other unaffected gas fired thermal power stations will be increased to the extent possible to minimize the impact of loss of generation from the affected power stations while NNPC takes necessary steps to restore gas supply.

We urge members of the public to bear with us as we work to overcome this set back which should be temporary.

Signed:
MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING

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Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSAN 2nd right Emir of Kano Emir Muhammad Sanusi II left Chairman Dangote Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote 2nd left and US Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Stuart Symingtonright shortly before the signing of the Qua Ibo Power Plants Power Purchase Agreement with NBET at the Ministry of Power Works Housing Headquarters Mabushi Abuja

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Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSAN 2nd left and Managing DirectorCEO Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency NEMSA Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation Engr Peter Ewesor 2nd right during the inspection visit of the Hon Minister to the NEMSA National Meter Test Station OshodiLagos on Thursday 11th January 2018

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