The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) yesterday urged Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to stop granting approval for the location of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants in fuel stations in the country.
Mr Nosakhare Ogieva-Okunbor, President of NALPGAM, who disclosed this at a media chat in Lagos, said that both LPG, otherwise known as cooking gas, and fuel were highly inflammable which should not be co-located.
Ogieva-Okunbor said that the proliferation of fuel and gas-filling stations across the country had raised safety concerns, considering the less than satisfactory compliance with minimum environmental safety requirements for the operations of those facilities.
According to him, some filling station owners are in the habit of installing gas machines later in their fuel stations, but which was not in the original building plans at the on-set. He said government should commence immediate demolition of such illegal gas plants within such stations.