Marketers to build 10,000 gas plants in local councils

Kachikwu mulls import duty waiver for project 100The Federal Government is pushing forward a bill via the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to force marketers of petroleum products to build new 10,000 gas filling plants in their stations across the country.

The directive was aimed at deepening the use of LPG in the country, in addition to promoting the issue of clean energy as well creating jobs.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, spoke in Abuja during the commissioning of Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee, NAWLG/Gasland Nigeria Limited, LPG plant in Mambila Barracks, and the launch of LPG Micro Distribution Centres in Nigeria Army barracks and cantonments.

According to him, the legislation  would increase cooking gas selling points across the country by about 10,000, which is about the same number of filling stations in Nigeria.

Kachikwu said the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, was already working with stakeholders in the LPG value chain, and had set a target  to build at least one gas filling plant across all the 774 local government areas in the country within the next three years.