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Calabar seminar to promote SMEs uptake of natural gas

23 June 2015, 18:08Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - An indigenous oil and gas company has urged local small and medium enterprises to consider natural gas as an alternative power source to boost operations amid incessant electricity shortfalls.

As part of the drive to enhance the adoption of gas, Seven Energy International Limited, will on Wednesday host an interactive forum for SMEs in Calabar, Cross River State.

The event will be themed, “Gas to Power Your Business.”

“This forum is intended to develop and drive our support to SME businesses and to help this important part of the Nigerian economy,” said Steve Tierney, Managing Director of Accugas.
Accugas is Seven Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary.

Tierney said understanding how switching to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) was a real alternative which will have a substantial impact on their competitiveness.

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He said Seven Energy, through Accugas, has built up infrastructure and a reputation for the reliable supply of high quality gas to sustain business operations for many large industrial customers.

“We want to bring this value and reliability to the bedrock of the Nigerian economy, SME’s.”

It is expected that the event will attract several SME’s across Cross River State and its environs. Attendees will learn about the significant competitive advantage natural gas has over diesel including environmental benefits and lower energy cost per unit.

Seven Energy has continued to champion an industrial gas revolution through the development and production of natural gas, and, critically, its commercialisation through investment in processing and distribution infrastructure, where the Company has invested over $1 billion in the south east region of the Niger Delta in the last five years.

Seven Energy International Limited is an independent Nigerian integrated gas development, production and distribution company founded in 2004.

- CAJ News


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