The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has tasked motorists in
the country to key into green economy by converting their automobiles
from driving on premium motor spirit, also know as fuel, to drive on
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG.
Head, Gas Monitoring and Regulations, DPR Port Harcourt, Patrick
Emordi, told our correspondent exclusively that using LPG, which he
referred to as ‘Auto Gas’ for automobiles and other vehicles was much
more cheaper and environment friendly than using PMS or AGO.
Emordi explained that with Auto-gas, Nigerians will not need to worry
about fuel subsidy and pump price of fuel, since LPG would serve as
DPR, also said the use of add-on (gas refilling points) inside
filling stations has been banned by DPR, and will become effective
from December 2020.
He said already existing add-ons will only be made to serve as
Auto-gas stations, while domestic LPG users will have to fill their
cylinders straight from gas plants and not inside petrol stations from
We are trying to educate the public on Auto-gas, that is, using LPG to
drive your cars. Presently, DPR has banned the usage of add-on in
filling stations effective 31st December, 2020 and we are now
encouraging operators to now go into autogas.
Gas is very cheap, using auto gas in your cars is cheaper than using
fuel. The LPG you will get for 5,000 can last you for one month
whereas, N12,000 worth of fuel cannot last for a week.
Autogas It is cheap, environment friendly.
Nigeria is more of a gas country than crude oil, so when people start
using gas, subsidy paid on fuel will be done away with because people
will now have alternative to use LPG to drive their cars. It is
because of lack of alternative that people are afraid that if subsidy
is removed, fuel price will increased.
We have generators, forklifts, trucks and cars that uses LPG, there is
more benefit for using auto-gas than using PMS or AGO. So we are
encouraging Nigerians to convert their cars to auto gas because it is
better for them and their pockets.