The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd., says it is fixing the pipelines which exploded on February 22 in Rivers State, to ensure resumption of industrial gas supply within the week.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NLNG, Tony Attah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Monday that engineers have been mobilized to restore supply quickly.

According to Attah, the gas transmission pipelines do not belong to the company but have same right of way with NLNG pipelines.

“The pipeline that exploded belongs to a third party, which house our own pipeline too. Our engineers are working with the other engineers to see that we restore the pipeline back.  The pipelines will be restored this week and gas transmission will commence immediately,” he said.

He, however, said that the explosion did not affect the domestic supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), which is cooking gas, for local consumption.

According to him, the company is committed to providing up to 250,000 tonnes of LPG, about 40% of local consumption, to the Nigerian market every year.