Gbite Adeniji is an energy and natural resources practitioner with over 25 years of experience. He has advised the developers of headline projects such as the West African Gas Pipeline Project, the Amukpe Crude Oil Pipeline, the Ovade-Ogharefe Gas Processing Plant, the Egbaoma Gas Plant, the Qua Iboe Power Plant and the Yellowstone Power Project. He is currently advising developers of other gas pipeline, gas processing, fertilizer, methanol and power projects.
As senior consultant with the Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals Department of the World Bank, he was the sole legal expert in the multi-disciplinary team that advised the Government of Nigeria on the reform and restructuring of the petroleum sector. Key components included the development of a Natural Gas Strategy for Nigeria, a study directed to restructure and revive the internal market for LPG in Nigeria and the strategy for privatization of state-owned enterprises in the downstream segment of the Nigerian petroleum sector.
He was the legal consultant to the Government in respect of the development of the Nigerian Gas Masterplan, an initiative for the development of the domestic gas sector in Nigeria. In this regard, he moderated both Government and industry and prepared regulatory instruments such as the National Gas Policy document, the Downstream Gas Bill, the National Domestic Gas Supply and Pricing Regulations.
He has also assisted with the development of the commercial framework for wholesale gas supply to domestic gas utilization projects in Nigeria including the template Gas Sale Agreement, Escrow Agreement, template Gas Transmission Agreement for wholesale gas transactions in the Nigerian domestic gas sector and the contractual elements of the World Bank Partial Risk Guarantee programme for wholesale gas supply to the power sector.
He regularly teaches and speaks on issues relating to the development of projects and on the governance of his focal sectors.