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Planned legislation on LPG usage to deepen market penetration, says CGSPAN


[FILE PHOTO] cooking gas

The Cooking Gas Skid Proprietors Association of Nigeria (CGSPAN), has lauded the plan of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to put a legislation in place to compel petroleum product marketers to set up gas filling plants in all the petrol stations across the country.

The CGSPAN Chairman however, called on the Minister and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to speed up the legislation process so that Nigerians can begin to reap from the nation’s abundant gas resources.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of CGSPAN, Shittu Moshood, quoted Kachikwu as saying this during the commissioning of Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee, NAWLG/Gasland Nigeria Limited, Liquefied Petroleum Gas plant in Mambila Barracks, Abuja, and the launch of LPG Micro Distribution Centres in Nigeria Army barracks and cantonments.

The Minister explained further that, the legislation is to be put together by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) as part of efforts to deepen LPG usage across the country.

Chairman of CGSPAN, Adebisi Bada, in his address to members in Abeokuta, Ogun State noted that having LPG skid plants in filling station is safe and appropriate.

“Skid operations in filling station to the best of my knowledge, are very safe contrary to some naive opinion from some quarters. In as much as appropriate safety measures which the association is championing are put in place by the operators, then the attendant risks involved would have been curtailed,’’ he said.

Bada, emphasised that skid operations were capable of providing thousands of jobs for the youths while boosting the availability of LPG to end users across the country, adding that, having LPG skid plant either as a standalone or add-on will help boost the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and bridge the gap between cooking gas users and distributors.

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