Developing Nigeria’s Domestic Gas Potential 2021


In 2018, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced the signing of agreements for Seven Critical Gas Development Projects (7CGDP), a set of development programmes aimed at bringing around 99.1 mcm (3.5 bcf) per day of gas on line by 2020-2021. The projects are expected to stimulate Nigeria’s gas development potential to help generate at least 15 GW of electricity. Domestic demand for natural gas, predominantly from power and industry, is expected to rise from 42.5 mcm (1.5 bcf) per day to 209.6 mcm (7.4 bcf) per day by 2027, making the 7CGDP vital in the country’s gas quest.

This high-resolution map of Nigeria details the efforts in 16 oil mining licences to produce more gas in line with the national objective. First published in The Energy Year Nigeria 2021. This map is also available as part of the Nigeria Map Pack 2021.

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