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Nigeria Struggles for Self Sufficiency in Domestic LPG Production

ANOH’s planned output is lower than widely anticipated

Nigeria is booking a growing number of “proposals” for construction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) production plants.

But the expected increase in local output is far behind the anticipated surge in consumption of the product.

Investments in domestic production of LPG do not match those set aside for storage, terminals and distribution, according to findings by Africa Oil+Gas Report.

There are claims that Nigeria had the fastest growing LPG sector in the world with a projected LPG market size of $10Billion, as the annual per capita consumption of LPG had risen from 1.8kilogramme (kg) in 2015 to 5kg in 2021.

Although NLNG Ltd, the dominant local producer of LPG, announced that it would commit all of its LPG output for 2022 to the domestic market, there’s a chance that the so called 100% would not match the volume the company sold to the Nigerian market in 2021, because the company is receiving far less volume of feedstock gas in 2022 than it received in 2021, in part because of drop in crude oil output, whose associated gas it converts to its products.

Here’s a list of other local producers, their volumes as well as ongoing projects.


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  1. Kayode Ayeni says:

    The demand is an opportunity for small operators with isolated gas volumes to go into LPG production. However, I think it is not correct that the main feedstock for LPG production by NLNG is associated gas. I stand to be corrected but do not think NLNG processes associated gas. Their feedstock is non associated gas which is not dependent on oil production.

    • Anthony Igho says:

      Kayode, you are correct in that the main gas feedstock to NLNG is non-associated gas (NAG).
      However, you miss the ‘dependence’ on oil production – NAG production is dependent on the oil pipelines for the evacuation of the condensate produced with (‘associated’) the NAG. So, when the oil pipelines are unavailable, there will be limited evacuation capacity for the condensate (like storage tanks which have limited ullage & when these are exhausted NAG production has to stop) or trucking (which is quite expensive and can only evacuate limited volumes at a time compared to the volume of condensate produced).
      I hope this helps…..

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