FG guides 9,000 filling stations to introduce gas facilities

The Department of Petroleum Resources has requested 9,000 filling stations cross country to start the establishment of offices for gas items.

This was declared in an announcement by The Director, DPR, Mr Sarki Auwalu. The DPR said the move will improve the usage of condensed oil gas, packed petroleum gas, melted flammable gas and autogas as elective fills for Nigerians.

Themoneymetrics revealed a month ago that the Federal Government expressed that filling stations will start to apportion autogas into vehicles through chose filling stations the nation over before the finish of September. The Committee on National Gas Expansion Program (NGEP) had been allocated to guarantee the powerful execution and remove from this activity. The NGEP was initiated in January this year by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, in encouragement of the homegrown gas extension program of the Federal Government.

Mr Auwalu included that the 9,000 outlets speak to 27% of the quantity of retail fuel stations in the primary classification, and recognized by the DPR as stations that can execute the mix of gas offices dependent on hearty wellbeing appraisal and specialized contemplations.

The DPR requested all classification one administrators of filling stations to start prompt establishment and furthermore update the licenses with the DPR.

“All operators of retail outlets in categories two and three whose facilities do not meet the minimum requirements or do not have sufficient land area are encouraged to apply for stand-alone LPG, CNG, LNG or autogas facilities (full-scale or modular) under an incentivized regulatory regime.” 

“The DPR has likewise affirmed the organization of slip mounted modularized/containerized LPG/autogas dealing with frameworks and other naturally safe frameworks for gas stockpiling and taking care of to advance reasonableness, openness, and accessibility of the items,” Auwalu said.


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