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LPG: NLNG begins domestic supply of 450,000 MT yearly

Consumers of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, would have more domestic supply, as the Nigeria LNG Limited, has started the supply of 450,000 metric tonnes, MT in 2021.

A company source, who confirmed the development, said the product would be delivered to designated destinations, including Lagos.

Earlier, Managing Director, NLNG Limited, Mr Tony Attah, had promised to increase its allocation of LPG to the domestic market from 350, 000MT to 450, 000MT by 2021, adding that the move aims at supporting the Federal Government’s plan to deepen LPG (cooking gas) penetration in Nigeria.

According to him, the desire of the NLNG to deepen LPG penetration in Nigeria is aimed at creating a healthy life for Nigerians by giving them access to a clean source of energy for cooking.

He had said: “In 2007, the total consumption of LPG in Nigeria was about 50, 000MT. Today, it is about one million metric tonnes and NLNG’s contribution is 350, 000MT. We have approached our board to get a mandate to increase NLNG’s contribution to 450, 000MT from next year. That is a very positive contribution from NLNG.”

Nevertheless, the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, NLPGA, said the sector was threatened by some challenges, including the imposition of an administrative levy, despite the deregulation of the LPG sector by the PPPRA remains the major problem currently staring the sector in the face.

SOURCE: Vanguard