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Nigeria LNG Train 7 advances

The expansion to Nigeria’s liquefaction capacity will face growing global competition

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has broken ground on its 8mn t/yr Train 7 project and expects completion “in approximately five years”. But the expanded capacity is due to come online amid what is expected to remain a competitive LNG market. Engineering, procurement and construction contracts were signed in May last year, but Covid-19 and the attendant decline in gas prices delayed the project. Conditions last year were “not suitable for ramp-up”, according to Ali Uwais, Train 7 project manager at state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation—which holds a 49pc stake in NLNG. This led the developers to change their plans in order to minimise capex for the first year of the scheme. But prepar



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