A global energy company, Shell, says it has established a new business line in Nigeria to expand natural gas marketing and sales to meet the rapidly growing energy needs of wholesale customers and provide more and cleaner energy solutions in the country.
It said the new business line, Shell Energy Nigeria, would build on the success of Shell Nigeria Gas by delivering competitive and reliable energy for power generation and industrial users and to develop gas distribution to serve people in new regions.
“In line with the Federal Government’s ‘decade of gas’ initiative, Shell Energy Nigeria will strive to deliver gas-based energy solutions to a broad range of businesses across the country to help drive economic development and deliver greater value from the country’s natural resources,” the General Manager, Shell Energy Nigeria, Markus Hector, said.
According to a statement, Shell Energy Nigeria’s gas solutions are designed to partner with other sources of energy – including renewables – to provide competitively priced and flexible energy, while helping the country to transition to a lower carbon energy system.
It said the new business would draw on the capabilities and experience of Shell Energy, offering a comprehensive selection of energy solutions available from a single supplier and made possible by one of the industry’s largest trading operations.
The Country Chair of Shell companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, said, “Shell Energy Nigeria demonstrates our ongoing commitment to powering progress by providing more and cleaner energy solutions in the country. It brings to Nigeria Shell’s decades of marketing and trading experience, a wealth of market knowledge and its ability to integrate energy solutions to support economic development in Nigeria.”