The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited and its contractor handling the bulk of the $2.6bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project, Oilserv Limited, on Thursday stated that natural gas would be transported through the AKK pipeline in the first quarter of 2023.

Both firms made stated this during an inspection tour of the construction work on the gas pipeline project in the Abaji end of the facility in Abuja.

The 40-inch by 614km AKK pipeline project, which was inaugurated in June 2020, is a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline with a capacity to transport about 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day.

The AKK pipeline originates from Ajaokuta, in Kogi State and traverses Abuja, Niger, Kaduna and terminates at Kano.

Speaking during the inspection of the project, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mele Kyari, told journalists that President Muhammadu Buhari would see to completion of the project before the expiration of his regime.

Credit: Punch

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