Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company, NIPCO Plc, a downstream petroleum and gas operator, reports the number of vehicles in the country utilising Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) now more than 6,000, up from the 5,000 NGVs reported in August 2015.
NIPCO’s Managing Director, Mr Venkataraman Venkatapathy, says the diversification of the company’s operations into natural gas fuel for transportation created a vista of opportunities for enhancement and empowerment of local content in the industry.
The MD made the disclosure in a paper presented on his behalf byRajesh Prabhu, General Manager of, Green Gas Ltd, a joint venture of Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) & NIPCO, at a session on Nigerian Content and Gas Opportunity during the Nigerian Gas Association 10th International Conference & Exhibition held in Abuja.
The MD stated that the CNG revolution incorporates the latest compression and vehicle conversion technologies, offering an accessible domestic fuel alternative for motorists to power their vehicles with natural gas.
NIPCO has encouraged technology transfer within its project scope especially in the realm of compressed natural gas operations with all its CNG stations fully manned and maintained by Nigerians. Mr Venkatapathy pointed out that vehicle conversion to enable motorist use gas as auto fuel is now also fully manned by Nigerians.
There are eight CNG stations in Benin, Edo State and Ibafo, Ogun State along with four CNG workshops.
(Source: NIPCO plc)