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Mobil joins the league of Shell and Agip, set to commence 575 megawatt power plant

27.03.14 - 14

The power sector has just received a timely boost with the issuance of license to Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to build a 575megawatt power station in Eket – Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria.  The license was issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC after all stipulated requirements were met by the company.

The Vice Chairman – NERC, Muhammed Lawal Bello acknowledged the significant stride taken by the company and assured them that, “NERC’s mandate is to ensure availability and reliability of electricity’’.


Chairman/Managing Director Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited - Mark R. Ward, described the occasion as a momentous one that has been a long time coming and thanked NERC for the spirit of collaboration. He went further to say that, “the project provides a unique opportunity in the sense that there is ready fuel supply and connection to the grid’’.

This development brings the number of major oil companies to three who are already playing major roles in the electricity industry in Nigeria. The two other oil companies, Shell and Agip are already contributing 642 megawatts and 480 megawatts respectively to the national grid.

Dr. Usman Abba Arabi - Head, Public Affairs Department