FG plans 40% switch to LPG in 10 yrs

The federal government has set a target which aims at achieving a 40 per cent energy switch from the consumption of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), Dual Purpose Kerosene (kerosene) and Automotive Gas Oil (diesel), to the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas.

Under the arrangement, efforts are being intensified to promote the wider use of LPG in households, power generation, auto-gas and industrial applications. According to the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources (FMPR), government has initiated the LPG Expansion Programme in order to effectively drive the switch to LPG consumption across the country.

“The LPG Penetration Framework is designed to reduce the national energy consumption of PMS, DPK, AGO by achieving a 40 per cent fuel switch to LPG in 10 years. The programme will also promote the wider use of LPG in households, power generation, auto-gas and industrial applications towards the attainment of five million metric tonnes domestic utilisation and creation of an estimated 500,000 job opportunities nationwide in five years.”

The FMPR noted that overall, improvements in the standard and quality of living in rural communities were also expected for the programme. It said the LPG Penetration Programme along with the Nigeria Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP) were components of Nigeria’s intended nationally designed contributions under the Paris agreement for reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020.

Source: Tribune

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