NLPGA Urges FG To Promote Local Manufacture Of Cooking Gas Cylinders

NLPGA Urges FG To Promote Local Manufacture Of Cooking Gas Cylinders

The President, Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, Mr. Dayo Adeshina, has said the Federal Government should put in place intervention funds to encourage the manufacture of cylinders in the country to stem the loss of about $10m being spent annually to import them, The Punch reports. “This country should have at least 12 cylinder manufacturing plants; Indonesia has well over 15 plants,” he said.

The NLPGA president said the consumption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly known as cooking gas, in the country could rise to as much as 1.5 million tonnes per annum if the infrastructural challenges in the industry were addressed. He said the growth and investments seen in the past 10 years had mostly been driven by the private sector, including members of the association.

Commenting on the logistics challenge at the jetties and terminals, he said, “In Lagos, there are three coastal terminals; Navgas is the biggest (8,000 tonnes); PPMC’s North Oil Jetty has capacity for 4,000 tonnes; and Nipco is 4,500 tonnes. Of those three terminals, only one is a dedicated LPG terminal.”

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