Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva has expressed that the country has “accidentally” discovered 206 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves while in search of crude oil.
He disclosed this at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Sunday.
He expressed that the country could discover an additional 600 trillion cubic feet reserve to enable it to achieve the desired development required of a gas nation.
“We have a lot of gas in this country. We have 206 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves,” Sylva said.
“This number is already discovered in gas reserves and this 206 trillion cubic feet reserve was found while looking for oil, so it was accidentally discovered.
“We were actually going to look for crude oil and we found gas, and in that process of accidentally finding gas, we have found up to 206 tcf.
“So, the belief is that if we really aim to look for gas dedicatedly, we will find up to 600 trillion cubic meters of gas.”
via: Information Nigeria