Nigerian Gas Association

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The Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) is the apex organisation representing the varied and numerous stakeholders in the gas sector within the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

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What We Do

Anticipate & drive legislation & policies
Promote investment in the Nigerian gas sector
Be the industry resource center of choice
Encourage best practices and acceptable standards

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NGA has a range of membership grades to suit every participant in the gas industry - from university students, through qualified professionals in all disciplines, to the interested and involved stakeholders that are contributing to and shaping our nation's oil, gas - LNG and energy future.

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About us

The Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) is the apex organisation representing the varied and numerous stakeholders in the gas sector within the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The NGA is a non-political association that was formed in 1999 to promote the development of gas in Nigeria for the benefit of the nation and the various stakeholders.

The NGA is the largest gas-focused volunteer/individual-member organization; the umbrella association and voice of the gas industry in Nigeria.

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Vision

NGA will be the most influential and independent non-profit organization, in effectively advancing the role of Nigerian Natural Gas as the preferred energy source, while serving as the platform for championing the development of the gas industry in Nigeria.

Mission

NGA will actively champion the competitiveness and utilisation of Natural Gas by promoting sound policy development, capacity development and best practices towards optimising the economics of the entire gas value chain, while emphasising environmental sustainability and safety.

Why Us

Anticipate & Drive Legislation and Policies

Influence the formulation of Legislation, Policies and Regulation.

Promote Investment in Nigerian Gas Sector

Provide a platform for sharing points-of-view on industry opportunities.

Be the Industry Resource Centre of Choice

The authority for information in the industry.

Encourage Best Practices and Acceptable Standards

Emphasising environmental sustainability and safety.

Become a member of NGA

NGA has a range of membership grades to suit every participant in the gas industry - from university students, through qualified professionals in all disciplines, to the interested and involved stakeholders such as financiers and investors, energy lawyers, leading and emergent technology/service providers etc. that are contributing to and shaping our nation's oil, gas - LNG and energy future.

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Nigeria's Gas History

Natural Gas has unprecedented potential to impact positively on the economy of any nation that is endowed with it. As a fuel, it burns cleaner and has become the fuel of choice for power globally. As feedstock, it is able to catalyze major industrial growth through fertilizer, petrochemicals and other related gas based industries.

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Nigeria's Natural Gas reserves qualifies us to be in the league of these successful nations. With over 200TCF of proven gas reserves, Nigeria is ranked 9th in terms of size of proven plus probable (2P) reserves –both of which have catalyzed a major industrialization platform from gas. According to the US Geological Survey estimates, gas reserves potential in Nigeria could be as high as 600 TCF if properly explored. This presents huge potential for growth.

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Before 1975, the gas sector was characterized by huge amount of flaring because gas was seen as a nuisance. The successful implementation of NLNG in 1999 heralded the start of the evolution of Nigeria's gas sector. Through very favorable and attractive fiscal incentives, there was a proliferation of new export oriented projects such as WAGL, GTL, etc.

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This era also saw a small increase in the utilization of gas in both the domestic power and industrial sectors, resulting in noticeable decline in gas flaring. Gas consumption in the domestic market in Nigeria was relatively flat at approximately 0.3 bscfd. From year 2002, Nigeria began to experience a general increase in domestic demand mostly driven by the power sector. Gas consumption in the domestic market has grown slowly over the years to the current level of about 1.01BCf/d and is projected to grow to about 3 Bcf/d to 5 BCF/d over the next decade with the demand driven by the power sector.

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There is now broad acceptance that successful implementation of functioning gas-based industries will require private sector participation, and the Government's role should be limited to providing the appropriate commercial and regulatory frameworks to stimulate this. Regarded as one of the best in the world, Nigeria's Natural Gas is low in Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) impurities. Despite this advantage gas flaring (estimated at nearly $2million/day), constitutes, to date, a phenomenal wastage in Nigeria's resources. However considerable successes have been recorded in reducing flaring and new initiatives are planned to achieve zero routine flaring.

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1000+

Associate members

10+

Corporate members

50+

Student Members

1500+

Total members

Our achievements

Legal Networks

  • Greater influence and effective lobbying for more friendly legislation, policies and regulation.
  • More effective arbitration platform for stakeholders to resolve related issues and concerns.
  • A strong and centralised platform for accessing essential industry resources.

National Economy

  • Recognition of the NIgerian gas industry as key market by local and international investors.
  • Increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country.
  • Increased revenue generation.

  • NGA constantly engages with the Presidency, National Assembly and Heads of Government Agencies and Parastatals on issues affecting the entire value chain.
  • The NGA is currently engaging the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) over pioneer status and tax waivers for deserved members of its value chain.
  • NGA made robust contribution to the proposed Nigeria Gas Policy
  • NGA made contribution to Bills from Hon. Agbedi House Committee on Gas.
  • The NGA campaigned vigorously on the illiquidity threatening to submerge the gas value chain.
  • The result: N701 billion NBET fund by the federal government to tackle the issue.
  • The NGA executive council engaged with the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Central Bank Governor. Godwin Emefiele,over the currency mismatch affecting the stakeholders in the gas value change.
  • The result: Inclusion of gas companies on the list of the 60% forex allocation policy.

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