As over 30,000 dual-fuel vehicles roam Nigeria, there is now a growing demand for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
While speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting tagged “Natural Gas: The catalyst for Nigeria’s economic renaissance” Chairman, National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, said fuel stations across the country will start dispensing LNG and LPG as alternatives in 2021.
many fuel stations in the country have started setting up multi-fuel models to dispense CNG and LNG, this move will save Trillions of naira for Nigeria and set Nigeria up for better utilization of Gas.
The above data shows that Nigeria is really losing a lot due to gas flaring, and also contributing to climate change and global warming. the upspringing of fuel stations dispensing LNG and LPG, might as well deepen gas utilization and save money for Nigeria.
He said: “We need to build about 500, 000 conversion engineers in the next 90 days to ensure that the retrofitting of the vehicles go as planned. Fifty conversion centers are currently upgrading for mass conversion and training and over 30,000 vehicles are already running on dual fuels in Nigeria.”
Ibrahim said to deepen domestic cooking gas usage, the NGEP had set up Micro Distribution Centres (MDC) nationwide to bridge the supply and accessories gap between the market and consumers.
He said the NGEP was established to provide job opportunities for the nation’s teeming youths, saying that every single molecule of gas exported is creating job opportunities for other countries.
“We need to rethink how we manage our gas resource. The objective of the NGEP is to reinforce and expand gas supply as well as stimulate demand in the country through effective and efficient mobilization and utilization of all available assets, resources, and infrastructure in the country,” he said.
He noted that the program would change the narratives of the Nigerian economy and would also mop up untapped flared gas. As The Guardian reports