31 January 2018, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has stated that over 3,000 vehicles in the Edo state capital, Benin City, were now powered with Compressed Natural Gas, CNG.
According to Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, this is part of the progress by the NNPC in its efforts to enhance the use of CNG to power vehicles across the country.
He also disclosed that the corporation was exploring other sources of energy that could substitute Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, in cars and motorcycles.
Baru, who spoke at a town hall meeting with staff of the corporation in Abuja, described the introduction of the CNG to the 3,000 motorists in Benin City as a right step in the right, maintaining that with the development, they have become exposed to more secured and efficient fuel that is also a cleaner source of energy.
The NNPC group managing director also announced that agreements on the potential investors for the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited, Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited and the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited were being fine-tuned.