Green Gas Ltd, the joint venture between Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) and Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), has developed a multi-billion dollar plant in Ibafon, Ogun, which will produce natural gas to power vehicles in the region. The project is 95 per cent completed and will start operations in 2015. According to Taofeeq Lawal, Head of Corporate Affairs of NIPCO, it is expected to reduce massive importation of petroleum products.
This partnership, which has already set up seven CNG stations, has 10 additional fueling facilities under construction: four are located on Benin-Warri dual highway, two on Benin-Asaba dual highway, one on Benin-Lagos dual highway, one on Benin-Abuja Expressway and one in Delta, reported Ships & Ports.
“Natural gas is a clean burning fuel that reduces vehicle maintenance costs,” commented Lawal. He added that dual fuel option for vehicles lowers exhaust emissions thus leading to an improved quality air. It will also place Nigeria in the league of nations that use environmentally friendly fuels, he said.
“Nigeria is a gas rich country and the use of CNG shall help the Federal Government to reduce its dependence on the importation of refined products and at the same time provide citizen a quality life,” said Lawal. “Efforts are ongoing to get key companies in Benin to use gas for their fleets and generating sets as it is more economical and eco-friendly as source of energy.”
In this positive scenario for the entire continent, NGV2014 South Africa Conference & Exhibition on November 17-20 will take place at Sandton Convention Center, precisely in Johannesburg. For further information on the event, please visit its official website.