Powergas: Fulfilling an African Energy Need with Safety, Drive and Efficiency

Powergas is the largest Producer & Distributor of compressed natural gas (CNG) in the off-pipeline Gas Distribution in Africa.

It provides CNG to clients where piped natural gas (PNG) is unavailable. Its operations are predominantly in Nigeria, one of Africa’s largest economies and a mPowergasajor natural gas producer.

Powergas operates four CNG plants in the country, with a total production capacity of over 720,000 SCM (standard cubic metres) per day, and is building a fifth plant which will add an additional 384,000 SCM to daily capacity (equivalent to almost 180-200 MW Power Generation Capacity).

The plants are strategically located in Lagos, Ogun, Abia and Rivers States with distribution network extended to 18 (of 36) States. In the past seven years of operations, Powergas has a 100 percent safety record in more than 75,000 CNG deliveries to power generation companies, heavy industries, commercial complexes and residential estates.

Deepak Khilnani is the chairman/CEO of Powergas Africa. With over 30 years’ experience in Energy and Industrial Power Distribution, Khilnani is committed to driving the firm’s long-term vision to deliver clean, cost-effective and reliable energy solutions.

He is a chartered accountant (UK – ICAEW) and has held many senior positions in business development and general management. He is a member of the Oil and Gas Advisory Board of UKTI (a UK government-industry consultancy body) and a board member of Pratham, one of India’s largest education charities.

Pulak Sen, MD/CEO for Nigeria Operations, has over 30 years of senior management experience in West Africa and Asia. With a Master’s degree in Technology and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Sen worked with leading multinationals including the Tata Group, Inlaks Group and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) before joining Powergas.

He holds vast Nigeria experience in the Oil & Gas, Power & Engineering and Procurement & Construction (EPC) industries. He has successfully driven Powergas’ strategic vision and leadership position in the CNG market, while implementing a strong governance platform.


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