Greenville LNG Terminal
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Greenville LNG is a proposed LNG terminal in Rumuoji, Rivers, Nigeria.
- Parent: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC ), Total
- Location: Rumuoji, Rivers, Nigeria
- Coordinates: 4.9560334,6.7672369 (exact)
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Import
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Greenville LNG is a proposed LNG terminal on Booney Island in Rumuoji, Rivers, Nigeria.
In August 2017 Nigeria launched a plan to deliver LNG to areas not linked by a pipeline. As a part of the plan, gas would be delivered to Greenville LNG, and then the LNG would be trucked out of the facility by a fleet of 750 trucks also powered by LNG. LNG fuel stations will be built on major highways across the country. Nigeria Today reported in September 2017 that civil engineering experts estimate that road rehabilitation and maintenance costs will increase by 30 percent. The problems is humans rather than weather damage or normal wear. The newspaper claims militants and economic sabotage have caused damage to pipelines.
Bloomberg estimated in July 2017 that 30 percent of the oil sent by pipelines through the Niger River delta is stolen. Natural gas comes out of the well when drilling for oil and later because feed for LNG exports.
The Nigerian Oil Minister told Reuters that said investors “have been looking for how to be able to access and distribute gas in the absence of pipelines.” Without reasonable alternatives plans to build a pipelines from the LNG to customers are still in place.
In July of 2019, Nigeria inaugurated the Greenville LNG Customer Location at Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Port Harcourt, suggesting that the project is still underway.
Articles and resources
- Reuters Staff, "Nigeria LNG road delivery scheme to provide cheaper fuel," Reuters, August 29, 2017.
- Adewale Sanyaolu, "Confusion on Nigerian roads as NNPC, Total release 750 gas trucks," Nigeria Today, September 4, 2017.
- Paul Wallace, "Pakistan gives go-ahead for oil, gas import from Nigeria," Bloomberg, July 20, 2017.
- Greenville LNG Pledges to Support Nigeria’s Economic Growth The Day Live, July 23, 2019.