By Faruk Umar
The Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), the largest gas industry’s advocacy group, is gathering leading stakeholders to explore the progress made so far in 2021 and the opportunities for gas development acceleration following the newly passed Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).
The NGA, a chartered member of the International Gas Union (IGU), will hold its 2021 Business Forum on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, with the theme ‘Petroleum Industry Act: Progress and Opportunities in the Decade of Gas’.
The virtual discourse will feature conversations from experts and key stakeholders in the whole gas value chain where they will broadly discuss progress and pertinent issues surrounding the actualisation of a gas-powered economy in 2021 and the outlook for 2022.
The discussion will also explore policies and areas of improvement, and tactfully proffer actionable solutions towards the advancement of the natural gas industry following the declaration of a decade of gas and putting in place the Petroleum Industry Act.
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, is expected to deliver the keynote speech at the forum.
Other key industry stakeholders expected to contribute to the discourse include Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; CEO, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Engr. Farouk A. Ahmed, amongst others
Commenting, the President, Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), Ed Ubong, said the NGA Business Forum aligns with its mandate of creating the right platform for gas advocacy; providing an opportunity for players to share ideas, interrogate policy frameworks and engage government and critical stakeholders with the sole aim of accelerating Nigeria’s gas development.