71 Views

1,500mw Lost To Pipeline Bombings —NNPC

Concerns continue to loom over the state of affairs of the country’s power supply, as recent report by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, puts a colossal loss of 1,500 megawatts of electricity to attacks on oil and gas facilities by militants in the Niger Delta.

This is even as the capacity of Warri refining and petrochemical company plummeted from 25.65 per cent in March to 6. 36 per cent in April this year. bombed-pipelineHowever, the country’s generation as at yesterday, stood at 2,087.90 megawatts, against its lowest generation of 820.5MW, recorded on Wednesday, with the peak generation of 2,516.9 megawatts on that same day.

NNPC in its financial and operations report, said it lost about N19.43 billlion in April because crude oil supply dropped from 59.27 million barrels in February to 57.43 million barrels in March.

The report further stated that 541 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, mmscfd, was delivered to the gas fired power plants in April this year to generate an average power of about 2,466mw.

This is compared with May 2015 to April 2016 average gas supply of 686 mmscfd and power generation of 2,969mw. The supply dipped following persistent bombings of the country’s pipelines and oil facilities which supply gas to the power plants.

ALSO READ  How NNPC Withheld N824.7 Billion Oil Revenue In 6 Months Of Buhari’s Govt

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry, NESI, said the country recorded a loss of 4,031megawatts of electricity over crisis of pipeline bombings, which had led to gas shortage to plants. The agency noted that about 25 gas power plants had no gas to run.

The report showed that 28 power generation stations two days ago, produced a total of 2, 101mw. A break-down of the generation plants includes Kainji 213mw, Jebba 267mw, Shiroro 59mw, Egbin 128mw, Sapele I 11mw, Delta 75mw, Afam IV-V 0mw.

Others are: Geregu 68mw, Omotosho I 36Mw, Ololushogo I 0mw, Geregu NIPP 0mw, Sapele NIPP 26Mw, Alaojo NIPP 195mw, Olorushogo NIPP 0mw, Omotosho NIPP 0mw, Odukpani NIPP 41mw, Ihvobo NIPP 0mw, and Okpai had 145mw. NNPC bemoaned the resurgence of vandalism, saying it negatively affected crude oil production as well as the country’s power generation currently less than 2,100 megawatts.

Vanguard News

Rayoonline

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

PDP Convention: What Secondus’ Emergence Will Do For Nigeria – Ihedioha
Politics
12 views
Politics
12 views

PDP Convention: What Secondus’ Emergence Will Do For Nigeria – Ihedioha

PH - December 12, 2017

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, said yesterday, that with the newly elected executives of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the party…

MainOne, Tizeti Partner with Facebook to Improve Internet Connectivity in Lagos
Business
18 views
Business
18 views

MainOne, Tizeti Partner with Facebook to Improve Internet Connectivity in Lagos

PH - December 12, 2017

MainOne and Tizeti have announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos. This partnership will leverage…

APM Terminals Launches Refrigerated Trucks For Nigerian Farmers
Agriculture and Farming
20 views
Agriculture and Farming
20 views

APM Terminals Launches Refrigerated Trucks For Nigerian Farmers

PH - December 12, 2017

APM Terminals, in conjunction with Naija Pride and with the assistance of international development groups, is working to provide modern cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers in…

PDP Convention: Loud Promotion Of Corruption -by Reuben Abati
Politics
25 views
Politics
25 views

PDP Convention: Loud Promotion Of Corruption -by Reuben Abati

PH - December 12, 2017

The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an…

Why Nigerian Youths Are Not Ready For Leadership, Change – Amaechi
Politics
31 views
Politics
31 views

Why Nigerian Youths Are Not Ready For Leadership, Change – Amaechi

PH - December 12, 2017

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has said Nigerian youths are not ready to embrace change. The former Rivers State Governor said this while stressing that Nigerian youths…

Bishop Mathew Kukah Claims President Buhari’s Ministers Are Unhappy
Politics
33 views
Politics
33 views

Bishop Mathew Kukah Claims President Buhari’s Ministers Are Unhappy

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking in an interview with a social media expert, Abang Mercy, the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Kukah, said that some ministers…

How President Buhari Cured Nigeria – Yahaya Bello
Politics
30 views
Politics
30 views

How President Buhari Cured Nigeria – Yahaya Bello

MT - December 12, 2017

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has cured the economy and was stamping out graft since assuming power in 2015.  …

Actor Yul Edochie Speaks On Anambra Election For The First Time – ‘Willie Obiano Humiliated Us’
Entertainment
29 views
Entertainment
29 views

Actor Yul Edochie Speaks On Anambra Election For The First Time – ‘Willie Obiano Humiliated Us’

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking during the inauguration of the executive council of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday, described the outcome of the…

Oba Akiolu Denies Ever Saying Benin Owned Lagos In New Interview
Art, History and Culture
32 views
Art, History and Culture
32 views

Oba Akiolu Denies Ever Saying Benin Owned Lagos In New Interview

MT - December 12, 2017

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday said he never said that the Benin people owned Lagos. The monarch spoke in Victoria Island, Lagos, at the…

NYSC Releases Date For 2017 Batch B, Stream 2 (See Time Table)
Best of Nigeria
36 views
Best of Nigeria
36 views

NYSC Releases Date For 2017 Batch B, Stream 2 (See Time Table)

MT - December 12, 2017

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced date for 2017 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members.   The orientation course will hold between…

#EndSARS: Falana Attacks SARS, Says It Is A Partially Illegal Squad And A Legacy Of Military Dictatorship
Politics
37 views
Politics
37 views

#EndSARS: Falana Attacks SARS, Says It Is A Partially Illegal Squad And A Legacy Of Military Dictatorship

MT - December 12, 2017

Human Right Activist and Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana has attacked the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), calling it a legacy of the military government and a partially…

Why 21 Ibadan Kings Issued Deposition Notice To Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji
Art, History and Culture
26 views
Art, History and Culture
26 views

Why 21 Ibadan Kings Issued Deposition Notice To Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji

MT - December 12, 2017

The 21 Ibadan kings , installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27 , 2017 , have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan…

Tithes And Offering: Meet The Nigerian Pastor Who Just Predicted Daddy Freeze’s Death Ahead Of 2018
Entertainment
41 views
Entertainment
41 views

Tithes And Offering: Meet The Nigerian Pastor Who Just Predicted Daddy Freeze’s Death Ahead Of 2018

MT - December 12, 2017

As the subtle jabs between Daddy Freeze and Leke Adeboye, son of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye festered yesterday, a pastor has threatened the former on Instagram via…

Plus-size Nollywood Actress, Eniola Badmus Hangs Out With Wizkid And Obafemi Martins (Photos)
Entertainment
31 views
Entertainment
31 views

Plus-size Nollywood Actress, Eniola Badmus Hangs Out With Wizkid And Obafemi Martins (Photos)

MT - December 12, 2017

Big, bold and beautiful actress, Eniola Badmus was pictured with Super Eagles goal poacher, Obafemi Martins and Wizkid at a beach party in Lagos State.   Wizkid…

Why The World Disrespects Africa Today – Ex American Ambassador To Nigeria Speaks
Shocking
29 views
Shocking
29 views

Why The World Disrespects Africa Today – Ex American Ambassador To Nigeria Speaks

MT - December 12, 2017

Amb. Walter Carrington (OFR), a former American Ambassador to Nigeria, has said that the failure of Africa to fully realise its potential has earned it scorn rather than respect…

FG Opens Consultation To Deal With Farmers-Herdsmen Conflict
Politics
40 views
Politics
40 views

FG Opens Consultation To Deal With Farmers-Herdsmen Conflict

PH - December 12, 2017

The Federal government has opened nationwide consultations with opinion leaders towards ending incessant farmers/herdsmen conflict. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo opened the dialogue with the hosting of some traditional rulers from…

22-Year-Old Lady Who Was Assaulted At The Lagos State Carnival Shares Her Story
Shocking
82 views
Shocking
82 views

22-Year-Old Lady Who Was Assaulted At The Lagos State Carnival Shares Her Story

PH - December 12, 2017

A 22-year-old lady Olukoya Ayomikun Ibukunoluwa shared on her Instagram how she was s3xually assaulted at the Lagos State Carnival. She was one of the dancers who performed at…

Why South-West Could Not Win The PDP Chairmanship Position – Markarfi Opens Up
Politics
76 views
Politics
76 views

Why South-West Could Not Win The PDP Chairmanship Position – Markarfi Opens Up

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking on Channels TV programme, "Sunrise Daily" on Monday, former chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, spoke on the possible reason…

Loading...