Bayelsa Gets Another LNG Project
June 06, 2008
A consortium of three companies has agreed to site another liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Brass area of Nigeria's Bayelsa state.
The project will be the second LNG project to be sited on Brass Island, after ground was broken last year on the federal government-owned Brass LNG. Governor Chief Timipre Sylva disclosed the news Thursday while receiving elders and Chiefs of Okpoama/Ewoama communities at the Government House, Yenagoa.
Sylva said that the peaceful way they handled and ensured the peaceful launch of the Brass LNG Project may be responsible for the decision to site another LNG plant in the area. He therefore appealed for more cooperation toward the realization of the proposed LNG project, which he said will require approximately 641 hectares of land.
He said it is expedient that peace is maintained in the area because investments worth billions of dollars will be coming into the state. Also, he noted that the new project will get feedstock from the Brass LNG project.
The state's chief executive said such investments are bound to transform the lives of the people in the area and the state at large.
The governor also said that the canal project going on in Brass, which is
currently in its first phase, will be extended to Okpoama in order to make the
community accessible by large boats during low tide.
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