Government and Galp in Nigeria to ensure gas delivery to Portugal

  • ECO News
  • 2 September 2022

The Secretary of State for Energy and the CEO of Galp went to Nigeria this week to ensure that Portugal receives the liquefied natural gas foreseen in long-term contracts.

The Secretary of State for Environment and Energy, João Galamba, and the CEO of Galp, Andy Brown, went to Nigeria this week to ensure compliance with long-term contracts for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Portugal, according to news advanced by Expresso and Público.

Calamba met with the Nigerian government in Abuja, reminding them of the long-term energy relationship between the two countries and the need to ensure the supply of LNG, in the context of uncertainty caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine, reports Público. Nigeria is currently the main supplier of gas to Portugal, with a 55% share until July.

Expresso points out that there have already been Nigerian gas shipments destined for Portugal, under Galp’s long-term contracts, which have been diverted to other countries. Furthermore, in Nigeria, there have been attacks on pipelines to steal oil, which, according to the weekly newspaper, has also caused constraints in the logistics of gas transport to the filling of ships that take the LNG to customers in Nigeria.