According to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), gas supply to power plants in Nigeria has dropped from the 686mmscfd it recorded in April to 541mmscfd in May.
The corporation said in its analysis on domestic gas supply to the power sector that the country’s average power generation also declined from 2,969mw to 2,466mw in the month of May. Giving a breakdown on gas supply to power plants, it disclosed that there has been a consistent drop in the quantity of gas supplied to power plants since January this year from 734mmscfd to 541mmscfd in May.
This, it noted, has also affected power generation, which reduced from the 3,065mw it recorded in January to 2,466mw in May. A new militant group called Niger Delta Avengers has in the past few weeks largely been responsible for crippling oil and gas supplies from major facilities belonging to Shell, Chevron, Agip and the NNPC, signalling a fresh hurdle for the petroleum, gas and power sectors.