NIPCO targets more gas-powered vehicles in Nigeria

On the back of the Nigerian government’s renewed initiative to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company has reiterated its commitment to ensuring more vehicles run on gas in Nigeria to improve efficiency and guarantee a cleaner environment.

Sanjay Teotia, Managing Director, NIPCO Gas Limited, recently on the sidelines of a gas utilisation forum organised by Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria in Imo State, said NGL, a subsidiary of NIPCO, was providing a plethora of infrastructure to make gas a preferred energy source to motorists and industrial concerns.

According to him, the company is currently pioneering gas-powered automobiles as viable alternatives to white products and the initiative was conceptualised to offer alternative fuel to motorists as a result of the huge amount of money expended on fuel subsidy, as it provides cheaper fuel and improves efficiency of vehicles.

NIPCO said it had commissioned eight compressed natural gas filling stations in strategic locations and had established the biggest gas compression plant in West Africa in the country.

Teotia, while applauding the government’s initiative to ensure that more cars, especially commercial vehicles run on gas, “We have since improved our manpower to appropriately key into the government’s vision on vehicle conversion to run on gas as more enquiries have been made in our outlets on how vehicles, especially those running on petrol  can be fitted with kits to use gas.”

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