Kunle Kalejaye 06 July 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos -Federal Government’s distribution road-map for Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, also known as cooking gas, will be ready in this third quarter of the year, an official has said.
Executive Director, Supply and Distribution, at the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, Mr. Justine Ezeala, dropped the hints in Lagos, saying the in-house work done by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation subsidiary for effective LPG distribution across the country was currently awaiting ministerial approval.
Ezeala explained that after ministerial consent, the distribution road-map would be unveiled, “hopefully in the third quarter of this year”.
He said issues affecting LPG business would be addressed with the introduction of the roadmap, including the issue of berthing of LPG vessels, operations constraints, organisational plans, and how best cooking gas could reach every consumer.
Ezeala noted that if LPG dealers were getting what they required to do their business effectively, the multiplier-effect of that would be creation of more jobs and other positive impacts on the economy.
“If the government is supportive with the changes we’ve done and once we get presidential approval and implement it, we will see a totally new LPG business in the country. Hopefully next quarter, it is something we will go public with,” he said.