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Filling Stations Will Start Dispensing Gas In Cars From September – FG



Filling stations will start dispensing gas into cars from September.

The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources through a document disclosed this.

According to the statement, filling stations will begin to dispense autogas into automobiles through selected filling stations across the country.

Filling Stations Dispensing Gas In Cars

It was gathered that autogas include Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas. They will be dispensed into automobiles and other prime movers  depending on the type of vehicle.

The Committee on National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) had been assigned to ensure the effective implementation and take-off of this initiative.

The NGEP was inaugurated in January this year by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva. This was done in furtherance of the domestic gas expansion programme of the Federal Government.

Filling Stations Dispensing Gas In Cars

Selected filling stations across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory had been informed. The plans is to collocate autogas dispensing facilities at the outlets had reached advanced stages.

They said the NGEP would promote gas as replacement fuel. It is also intended to save the nation the much-needed foreign exchange.

The NNPC and mega retail outlets owners and equipment providers are fully onboard in this objective. Also, measures are in place to achieve a roll out of this programme. This will done by end of September 2020 using select NNPC owned outlets as pilots.

It was also gathered that Sylva, who gave the directive in Abuja, had already submitted all his vehicles to be converted to run on gas, as opposed to petrol.

The minister said the conversion of vehicles in his ministry and agencies to run on autogas was to demonstrate to Nigerians that the government was serious with its declaration of 2020 as “the year of gas”.

Sylva said, “I have surrendered my vehicles to the NGEP (National Gas Expansion Programme) to convert all to dual fuel with use of either auto-LPG or auto-CNG. Gas In Cars is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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