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Autogas: FG readies plan with over 1m vehicle conversion kits for easy access

To address concerns around the economic impact of hike in the price of petrol, the Federal Government is intensifying efforts at making alternative fuel source available, assuring that over 1 million vehicle conversion kits would be established in the six geopolitical zones of the country for easy access to autogas.

The autogas which is liquified petroleum gas comes in form of compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas for vehicles. The government said alternative fuel has to be made available for people who cannot afford the regular petrol that currently sells around N160.

The government also informed that some filling stations across the country were already keying into the plan by converting their stations to provide an alternative and cheaper source of fuel to Nigerians which the CNG offers.

Justice Derefaka, technical adviser, gas business and policy implementation to the minister of state for petroleum resources, gave this assurance on Tuesday at “Goodmorning Nigeria” a Nigerian Television Authority programme monitored by our correspondent in Abuja.

Derefaka said that the government was mindful of the concerns of Nigerians in calling for alternative source of fuel, noting that efforts were in top gear to ready the options with an official launch for pilot collocation and conversion centres across the country for CNG.

Derefaka said the environmental benefits and affordability benefits of the CNG were huge, adding “there will be a list of certified conversion centres to be unveiled soon within the last quarter.”

According to Derefaka,” what we are doing is to bring this gas for the filling stations to collocate this gas so that ordinary Nigerians can have access to this cheaper source of fuel after he has converted his vehicle to dual fuel.”