We assessed the development potential of modern bio-energy in Nigeria, covering bio-energy development potential, role of bio-energy in expanding access to modern energy services, development entry points. We analysed the Nigerian situation in detail, conducted international case studies (EU Renewable Energy Directive and Colombia case study) plus two pilot case studies of Nigerian states.
For the Delegation of the European Communities in Nigeria, we initiated an energy dialogue between Europe and Nigeria in advance of the launch of the 10th European Development Fund. During two months a team investigated the energy situation in Nigeria, including visits to various States and energy sites, and interviewed many representatives of Government, energy companies, NGOs and industrial consumers. We developed around 14 recommendations of interventions, initiatives and actions the EC could adopt to develop the energy situation in Nigeria, in Europe’s interest.
Study into LPG supply, pipeline natural gas (PNG) distribution and renewable energy: We reviewed the current and potential market for LPG, gas distribution and renewable energy, and made recommendations on how to develop those markets.
For the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and oil & gas regulator, we reviewed and drafted upstream and downstream gas regulations, covering purpose of the regulations, definitions, development (exploration and production), gas flaring, pipelines (transportation and distribution), powers of the Minister (particularly relating to downstream), facilities, LNG, CNG; and we reported on technical gas regulations in a selection of other countries.
We advised and briefed a Japanese institute on Nigerian gas sector, the key players, contacts and prospects.
For the Society of British Gas Industries and the UK Government Department of Trade and Industry we carried out two separate market studies and also led a business development team, developing the potential for business opportunities in the gas industry for British business.