NNPC receives gas vessels
The West African Gas Ltd (WAGL), a joint venture company of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Sahara Energy, has taken delivery of two LPG vessels from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Ulsan, South Korea.
The two vessels with a combined capacity of 38,000 cubic meters (cbm) were named “MT Africa Gas” and “MT Sahara Gas” by the wives of the Group Managing Director of NNPC and the Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power, Maikanti Baru and Jamila Saidu Mohammed.
This was in keeping with maritime custom that spouses of the sponsors of the ships perform those aspects of the ceremony.
It is expected the vessels will ensure stability in the supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly known as domestic cooking gas in Nigeria.
At a brief naming ceremony to inaugurate the vessels, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, expressed gratitude to all the partners who helped to actualize the ship acquisition vision of the parent companies and the management of WAGL