FG expands access to cooking gas for rural dwellers – Kyari ●

FG expands access to cooking gas for rural dwellers – Kyari

Mr Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, says the Federal Government has arrange plans to develop access to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also called cooking gas, for rural dwellers.

Kyari spoke on Wednesday at the digital Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency had on Tuesday introduced that Nigeria’s home consumption of LPG exceeded a million Metric Tonnes (MT) in 2020.

According to the accessible statistics, whole consumption of LPG in Nigeria was about 50,000 MT in 2007.

Kyari stated: “Nigeria is at present witnessing elevated home gas demand in the industrial and energy sectors, main to elevated manufacturing and diminished gas flaring.

”Nigeria has additionally witnessed elevated family access to gas networks and LPG in the fundamental cities. There are deliberate plans to develop that access to rural areas.”

According to him, there are aware efforts by the Federal Government geared toward deepening home gas consumption via the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and LPG.

He stated the strikes included the autogas scheme, the National Gas Expansion Programme, and development of gas networks resembling Escravos Gas Pipeline System (ELPS), Obiafu-Obrikon-Oben(OB3) and Ajaokuta -Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipelines.

Kyari stated Nigeria was a gas-rich nation with confirmed reserves of 203TCF.

“We are not just a petroleum country, we are also a gas-rich nation. We are utilising the available resources of today to create the opportunities of tomorrow,” Kyari. added. (NAN)

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