NIGERIA FINALLY GO GAS

NIGERIA FINALLY GO GAS

NIGERIA FINALLY GO GAS
 
Adedayo Osho, Field Editor
 
03/12/2020 Abuja,
 
Nigeria's Federal Government has announced it will commence the distribution of compressed natural gas (CNG) before the end of 2021. The move is part of its strategy to gradually replace high-sulfur gasoline and ensure CNG becomes a key transport fuel in the country.
 
On Tuesday 1st of December, 2020, the government through its Ministry of Petroleum Resources launched the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP). Tagged "Nigeria Go Gas," NGEP focuses on distributing liquefied petroleum gas and CNG across gas stations operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). 
 
In a recent report, NNPC argued that domestic demand for natural gas in the country will rise from current levels of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (BCF) to 7.4 BCF by 2027. 
 
In all efforts to meet ballooning demand for gas, the Corporation lately publicly opened bids for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction phase of the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC).
 
"The availability of Autogas as an alternative fuel option will afford Nigerians cheaper, cleaner and additional choice of fuel. Cheaper than the price of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) and better for automobile and other engines," the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva stated while delivering his address at the Presidential Rollout of the Programme.
 
He assured Nigerians that the "President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is focused on developing the country’s natural gas resources, as part of the government bid to key into the global shift from crude oil to gas."