By Emma Amaize
WARRIâ€”A new Gas Processing Plant is to be established at Utorogu in Delta State by the South Field Gas and Power Limited.
Already the Delta State government had given land to the contracting firm, which has set a target of 15 months to complete the project.
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Professor Amos Utuama, led the management team of the company to the proposed site at Utorogu, Otu_Jeremi, Ughelli South local government area at the weekend.
Chairman of the company, Senator Musa Adede, who led a delegation of the company, which included the managing director, Dr. Patrick Ndiomu to parley with the governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan at Warri briefed him on the detailed plan and how the firm intends to complement boost power supply in the country.
Dr. Ndiomu said with the abundant gas reserve in Nigeria , the Utorogu gas processing plant, alongside the Oben gas processing plant, that was on_ going in Edo State , would account for 80 percent of gas supply to power stations in the country.
He also stated that the gas processing plant was part of the national gas master plan and was intended to improve electricity generation.
In his remark, Governor Emmanual Uduaghan thanked President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua for approving the establishment of the gas processing plant in Delta, adding that â€œthe Utorogu community is excited and waiting for the commencement of the project.â€
The governor noted that the gas processing plant will eliminate condensate, which some unpatriotic persons used in adulterating kerosene as well as reduce the incidence of pipeline vandalization.
He commended the company for accepting community participation in its operations, but stressed the need for it to give priority to the immediate communities in the employment of workers.