Decade of gas: Small-scale LNG gains traction in Nigeria amid gasification drive

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Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy and most populous nation, but its power needs are significantly underserved. As it seeks to offer reliable energy to its citizens – an issue that has in recent years stymied its economic growth – the government is placing gas at the heart of its energy transition plans and strategy to transform Nigeria’s energy consumption, which has long relied on oil and self-generation for power.

Amid this gasification drive, small-scale LNG is gaining traction as a supply solution, with Greenville LNG already active in this field having invested in mini-liquefaction and a fleet of LNG trucks. Shell and Axxela are also looking to get involved in the sector, as small-scale is seen as a swift way to open up new outlets to LNG that, crucially, involves selling directly to credit-worthy clients.

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