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Firm unveils LPG to power cars

By Niyi Ojo   |   12 October 2016   |   2:09 am

LPGIt appears the days of fuel scarcity and emission of fumes into the environment may soon be over with the introduction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for automobiles in the country.

This latest innovation – the LPG-powered car – was unveiled by Banner Gas Energy Nigeria as part of activities to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration in Lagos.

With this innovation, a car will not be powered by petrol but by a gas, with 17kg cylinder mounted in the car trunk. With the push of a button, the car can be driven on gas while no fumes will be released into the air, and it can revert back to petrol whenever desired.

According to the CEO of Banner Gas Energy, Nuhu Yakubu, the innovation is not only environmentally safe, but pocket-friendly. “The cost of LPG is going to be less than three times the amount any driver will use on any journey with petrol. In addition, a refill of the cylinder will be without hassles as all Oando oil gas plant are up to the service.”

Representative of Oando Gas and Power, the implementing partner of the initiative, Ganiyu Azeez, the head of Oando LPG, said the firm has pioneered affordable cooking gas to the masses through its cheap LPG cooking stove, which was given out free to households, restaurant operators and food vendors.

“With our easy to use LPG cooking stove, buka owners are fast adopting the LPG innovation and doing away with the old myth that firewood-cooked food tastes better than gas-cooked food. Fortunately, we are helping the society to reduce cancerous development from smoke and fumes intake through food.”

“This initiative is made easy with Oando’s partnership with micro finance banks to encourage the buka owners purchase the cooking stove at subsidized rate. It is the same innovation Oando Oil intends to keep up with,” he said.

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