The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, has set March 2024 for the completion of the Obiafu/Obrikom/Oben (OB3) gas pipeline.

Ekpo gave the assurance on Tuesday in his industry address during the opening ceremony of the 7th edition of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES 2024) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


According to him, the projected completion timeline was in alignment with the estimates provided by Oilserv Limited.

The pipeline is expected to deliver 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Obiafu, Obrikom, and Oben fields to the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline.

Ekpo had during a Senate Committee on Gas meeting led by Senator Agom Jarigbe, assured that the contractors were dedicated towards fulfilling their promise before the end of 2023.

The Minister then lauded the progress made in erecting crucial gas infrastructure projects nationwide, emphasizing the significance of the development in advancing Nigeria’s economy.


While expressing confidence in government’s commitment to ensuring the timely completion and successful commissioning of the transformative initiatives, Ekpo also extended commendations to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited Group for their unwavering dedication and proactive efforts in driving forward the OB3 pipeline project to its imminent completion.