KADUNA EXPLOSION CAUSED BY WELDING GAS NOT COOKING GAS – NLPGA

KADUNA EXPLOSION CAUSED BY WELDING GAS NOT COOKING GAS – NLPGA

The Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) has debunked claims that the recent Kaduna gas explosion which occurred at Sabon Tashi, Kaduna State was caused by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

The association clearly stated that it was caused by oxyacetylene (welding gas) and not LPG, popularly known as cooking gas, adding that there were no similarities between the two except that both gases were inflammable and are moved in cylinders.

The group which sympathised with the families of those affected by the incident, said an immediate on-the-site inspection and investigation indicated the cause of the accident.

The group called for urgent sensitisation, capacity building and improvement in operational safety, in order to avert gas explosions in the country.

It added that the zonal officers of the Kaduna State’s Standards Organisation of Nigeria, the Department of Petroleum Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed the source of the accident.

 

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