The Nigerian Gas Association is the professional body responsible for the promotion and protection of the interests of the gas industry in Nigeria. Formed in 1999, the NGA’s initial membership came from the primary gas production and utilization companies in Nigeria. The earliest members include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), Chevron Nigeria Limited, the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), Elf Petroleum, Mobil Producing Nigeria, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Conoco Energy Nigeria Limited.
The NGA has since grown to encompass the entire gamut of stakeholders and operators in the Nigerian gas industry – from gas producers, to transmitters, gas industry service providers, students, members of the academia and government. The association presently has over 40 corporate members, 800 individual professional industry members, and more than 100 student members. The NGA is also a full chartered member of the International Gas Union (IGU), representing Nigeria on the Council of the global gas body.
The aims of the Nigerian Gas Association include:
- Providing enlightenment to gas industry players and the general public on various developments in the Nigerian and global gas business
- Engaging the Nigerian government and other key industry stakeholders with a view to creating policy and laws that enhance the growth and development of the Nigerian gas industry
- Providing an avenue for unique, non-biased intervention on issues concerning the Nigerian gas industry
- Creating networking opportunities for individuals and organizations involved in the gas business, enabling them to create better value for themselves.