Gas: Govt To Add 25kMT Additional Capacity In Next 6 Month ― PPPRA

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The Federal Government is working towards adding extra 25,000 metric tonnes (MT) capacity to the existing production capacity of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) otherwise called cooking gas to avert future scarcity of the all-important multi-purpose product.
The government said it believes that when there is abundance in supply, cooking gas prices will always be affordable and scarcity will always be averted.
Speaking at the ongoing International Conference on LPG organised in Lagos by Nigeria LPG Association (NLPGA) in conjunction with LPG Summit Nigeria, the General Manager, Gas & Renewables, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Olasupo Agbaje, stated that the government has realised that LPG, more than ever before is of relevance now by all parameters and now “all hands must actually be on deck.
“We have heard so much about the capacity has grown to almost 50,000 MT in the last 10 years compared to when we started with about 4000MT active capacity. We are expecting additional 25,000MT capacity within the next six months to one year.”
He said domestic consumption has also increased significantly to current 98,000MT hoping it will hit 100,000MT by December 2019.

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