NGA Holds Business Forum to Explore Gas Opportunities in Nigeria’s PIA

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Nigeria Gas Association (NGA) holds its business forum to explore opportunities for gas in Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) regime.

In support of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s vision in pivoting to natural gas as a key driver of the nation’s economic development in the energy transition era, the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), the largest gas industry’s advocacy group is gathering leading stakeholders to explore the progress made so far in 2021 and the opportunities for gas development acceleration following the newly passed PIA.

The NGA, a chartered member of the International Gas Union (IGU) will hold its 2021 Business Forum on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, with the theme ‘Petroleum Industry Act: Progress and Opportunities in the Decade of Gas’.

The virtual discourse will feature conversations from experts and key stakeholders in the whole gas value chain where they will broadly discuss progress and pertinent issues surrounding the actualization of a gas-powered economy in 2021 and the outlook for 2022, policies and areas of improvement, and tactfully proffer actionable solutions towards the advancement of the natural gas industry following the declaration of a decade of gas and putting in place the Petroleum Industry Act.

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Honourable Timipre Sylva, is expected to deliver the Keynote Speech at the Forum. Other key industry stakeholders expected to contribute to the discourse include the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari CEO, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Engr. Farouk A. Ahmed; CEO, Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission, Gbenga Komolafe , Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor; Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria, Richard Kennedy; Group Executive Director, Gas & Power, NNPC, AbdulKabir M. Ahmed; Managing Director, NLNG, Dr. Philip Mshelbila; CEO, Axxela Limited, Bolaji Osunsanya; ; Managing Director, Anoh Gas, Okechukwu Mba; Managing Director, Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN), Olalekan Ogunleye; Immediate Past President of the NGA and Co-founder/Deputy Managing Director, Falcon Corporation Limited, Audrey Joe-Ezigbo; Founder/Managing Director, Latimer Energy, Olu Verheijen; Managing Partner, ENR Advisory, ‘Gbite Adeniji; and Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Dr. Joy Ogaji.

Commenting, President, Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) Ed Ubong, said that the NGA Business Forum aligns with its mandate of creating the right platform for gas advocacy; providing an opportunity for players to share ideas, interrogate policy frameworks and engage government and critical stakeholders with the sole aim accelerating Nigeria gas development

“The passage of the PIB into law is a clear demonstration of the Government’s commitment to accelerate the development of the oil and gas industry in an energy transition era. For us at the NGA and as the frontline advocacy group for gas, we are keen to explore the potentials offered by the PIA and how we can leverage the legislation to deliver the imperatives of the decade of gas.

“Given the criticality of gas towards Nigeria economic development, prosperity, and energy security, it is expedient that industry leaders take a look back at 2021 and provide a holistic outlook for 2022 proffering robust, sustainable and actionable solutions towards actualizing a gas-powered economy,” he added.

The Business Forum will attract Industry Professionals and Technocrats, International Delegations, CEOs of Major International Oil & Gas Companies and Regulatory Authorities, Industry Professionals and Technocrats, Key Players in the Financial Sector, Policymakers, affiliate industries, and sectors, among several others.

N20,000.00 | $50.00

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Meanwhile, leading the pack as the Sponsors for this year’s event are Shell Nigeria Gas, Axxela Limited, and Old Mutual Nigeria, while organizations interested in the sponsorship can contact the Organising Committee or the NGA Secretariat as follows:

For inquiries, please contact:
Mrs. ‘Misan Jekhine
Chairman, Conference and Exhibition Organizing Committee | +234 803 201 4502

Mr. Taji Ogbe
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Gas Association
Tel: +234 802 339 8312