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October 6, 2021updated 12 Aug 2022 2:50pm

Nigeria LNG Liquefaction Terminal, Nigeria

By Carmen

Located in Rivers in Nigeria, the Nigeria LNG liquefaction terminal is operated by Nigeria LNG. The terminal started operations in 1999 and is owned by Nigerian National Petroleum, Shell, TotalEnergies, and Eni.


The Nigeria LNG liquefaction terminal sources gas from the following fields – Akpo (PSC), Bonga Complex, EA/EJA, Forcados Yokri, Gbaran, Obiafu-Obrikom, OML 18, OML 24, OML 42, OML 58, OML 60, 61, 62, 63, Omoku West, Soku, and Ubie

With six trains, the Nigeria terminal has an LNG production capacity of 21.9Mtpa (million tons per annum), which is expected to increase to 29.5Mtpa by 2030.


Approximately 112.47% of the installed capacity is committed through long-term contracts, which amounts to roughly 24.63Mtpa.


Nigeria liquefaction plant is undergoing expansion, which will increase the capacity of the facility by 7.6Mtpa.

During the period 2021-2025, the Nigeria liquefaction plant is expected to witness an estimated capex of $5,200m.

Contractors involved in the liquefaction plant



Some of the key contractors for the upcoming expansion at the Nigeria LNG liquefaction plant include the following.

Design/FEED: Chiyoda, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Eni, JGC Holdings, KBR.

Main EPC: Chiyoda, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Eni.

About Nigeria LNG


Nigeria LNG Ltd (NLNG) is a natural gas company, which produces, markets, and distributes liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company owns a production facility at Bonny Island in Nigeria that has processing units (trains) producing LNG, liquefied petroleum gas and NGL. It exports LNG to the European, South American and Far Eastern markets through supply and purchase agreements. The company operates offices in Bonny Island, Abuja and Port Harcourt, Nigeria; and London, the UK. It is a joint venture agreement between Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Shell Gas B.V, Total Gaz Electricite Holdings France and Eni. NLNG is headquartered in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

MethodologyInformation on the terminal is sourced from GlobalData’s LNG Liquefaction database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, LNG liquefaction terminals globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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