Africa’s largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) producer and distributor, Powergas, has won the 2016 “Best Compressed & Liquefied Natural Gas Production Company of the Year Award” from The “Institute for Government Research Leadership Technology” (IGRLT). The Award is bestowed to an internationally recognised organization that is performance driven, innovative and contributes positively to the economic growth and prosperity of Nigeria.
Powergas, the pioneer in the off pipeline gas distribution network in Nigeria, with both gas compression and distribution capabilities received commendations from IGRLT for continued investment in the industry. Powergas is not only the largest but also the fastest growing CNG supplier in Nigeria, having doubled its client base in the past year.
Deepak Khilnani, Chairman of the Clean Energy Group and CEO of Powergas, said: “Thank you to IGRLT for recognising our efforts in the CNG & mini-LNG industry and congratulations to the Powergas team for continued hard work. We have an exciting phase of growth over the next two years with plans to produce enough CNG and LNG to generate 500 MW of electricity at power plants across Nigeria where the pipeline does not reach.”
Mr. Aloy Duru, Director of Powergas received the award on behalf of the organisation. Duru is a well-known Chartered Engineer with over 30 years multi-disciplinary experience in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry, having previously served as the Chief Engineer at Shell Nigeria.
While receiving the award he stated: “Powergas is committed to Nigeria’s CNG & LNG development and we will continue to invest not only in additional compression and liquefaction stations but also innovative customer solutions. Our aim is to get high quality gas to you safely at competitive rates.”
The 2016 African Governance & Corporate Leadership Awards Ceremony was held at the NICON Luxury Hotels in Abuja, with influencers from the Oil, Gas & Power Industry attending.
Powergas was originally formed to address the severe energy and electricity challenges in Nigeria. Plagued with a limited gas pipeline infrastructure, unreliable grid connected power and expensive, environmentally polluting diesel standby power generation, Powergas’ clean and competitive ‘virtual pipeline’ offering provides natural gas to clients who are not connected to the pipeline.
Powergas operates three compression plants around Nigeria, delivering clean and cost effective energy to six states both in the west and eastern regions of the nation. An additional two compression stations are planned for 2017, spreading Powergas’ reach in over 13 states and more than 27 major cities across Nigeria, as well as capacity expansion at existing mother stations to meet demand for natural gas.
In the past 6 years of operations Powergas has proudly had a 100% positive safety record while conducting over 60,000 CNG deliveries.