Ajaokuta-Obajana gas pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor
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Ajaokuta-Obajana gas pipeline is an operating gas pipeline in Nigeria.[1]


The 90 km gas pipeline runs from Ajaokuta to Obajana Cement Factory. From Ajaokuta the pipeline runs along the Okene-Ajaokuta road for 32 km to Eganyin village. The pipeline continues from Eganyin to Lokoja/Kabba junction for 37km. From Lokoja/Kabba junction to Obajana the pipeline runs for a further 21km.

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In 2004, Dangote Industries Limited in conjunction with Kogi State and the Federal Government of Nigeria proposed to construct a cement factory at Obajana in Kogi State.  The factory would be equipped with a 75 MW – 100 MW Gas turbines with the natural gas supply will originating from a tie-in point on the Nigerian Gas Company, Oben - Ajaokuta gas supply line.  At the time of environmental impact assessment for pipeline construction, the envisaged gas volume requirement was 62.40 Mmscfd.

Pipeline Details

  • Operator: Nigerian Gas Company
  • Owner: Nigerian Gas Company
  • Parent Company: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Capacity: 0.84 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 90 km[2]
  • Diameter: 18 inches
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:

Articles and resources


  1. Annual Statistics Bulletin, OPEC, 2012, p.75
  2. "Gas Pipeline from Ajaokuta to Obajana Cement Factory (18" dia, 90 km)". zishanengineers.com. Retrieved 2022-08-26.