Oil Marketers Begin Establishment Of Autogas Conversion Centres In Filling Stations


Following moves by the Federal Government to begin the use of autogas in vehicles in 12 pilot states this year, Oil marketers have commenced the establishment of autogas conversion centres in their filling stations.

They stated that the use of autogas in vehicles would reduce the demand pressure on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol.

Operators in the downstream oil sector under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, on Wednesday, noted that this was another reason why many marketers decided to start creating conversion centres in their respective filling stations and to further boost the autogas consumption drive of the Federal Government.

Giving full details, the Programme Manager, National Liquefied Petroleum Gas Expansion Implementation Plan, Dayo Adeshina, had explained that the LPG component in the autogas initiative would be implemented in the 12 states – Lagos, Ogun, Bauchi, Gombe, FCT, Niger, Katsina, Sokoto, Ebonyi, Enugu, Delta and Bayelsa.

Reacting to the moves by government, the National Public Relations Officer, IPMAN, Ukadike Chinedu, reasoned that the programme was in the right direction and was achievable because industry operators were ready to run with it.

The National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan is domiciled in the Office of the Vice President and has been making moves to ensure the usage of gas both for cooking, in automobiles and for other purposes.

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