August 2020, Vol. 247, No. 8


Nigeria’s New Pipeline Project Is Never Done Until It Is Done

By Shem Oirere, P&GJ Africa Correspondent For oil- and gas-rich Nigeria, no infrastructure project is done until it is done.  Numerous governmental promises and policy pronouncements typically mark the signing of construction contracts, which can easily convince an observer that the project is about to kick off according to plan. Unfortunately, the country’s pipeline industry is not following the plan. The litany of ambitious and expensive energy sector projects that are way behind schedule, or have yet to go through preliminary development phases, is long. The 81-mile (130-km), 48-inch (1,200-mm) Obiafu-Obri Kom-Oben (OB3) gas supply pipelin

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