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Published On: Tue, Dec 5th, 2017

I prefer Kerosene to Gas – House Wife

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Kerosene: We’ve complied with FG’s directive-Azman oilBy Ahmed Tahiru Modibo

Contrary to the crusade by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for Nigerians to switch to gas usage, a mother of two, Mrs Aisha Ahmed has stated that Kerosene stove is more convenient to use when compare to the gas cooker.
Mrs Ahmed said, considering the cost of purchasing the two, one would easily say that the kerosene is used mostly by the common man.
She said: “the kerosene stove to me is more convenience to use than the gas cooker. It is easy and safer to use. A liter of kerosene cost #200 at the filing station and with your #100, you can buy kerosene to cook. But to refill a gas cylinder of 5kg cost #2,500. And looking at the risk involved in using the gas cooker, you would agree with me that stove is better. I can vividly recall a fire outbreak that cursed a massive destruction of properties as a result of gas leakage.”
Meanwhile, to some people the gas cooker is faster and economical. A student, Aminu said: “the gas cooker is faster and economical to me as a student. I only refilled it once in a semester. But if you are using kerosene, you have to budget for it at the end of every week considering the state we are now in the country, “he said.
Recall, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its October Report said, price of Kerosene has increased by 3.39% to N273.44 in October 2017 from N264.48 in September 2017, even as it said, that the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased by 24.20% to N2,374.07 in October 2017 from N1,911.44 in September 2017.
The report said: “average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased by 3.39% month-on-month and decreased by -6.59% year-on-year to N273.44 in October 2017 from N264.48 in September 2017.
“States with the highest average price per litre of kerosene were Oyo (N324.76), Borno (N323.61) and Rivers (N320.37).
“States with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Osun (N233.33), Ondo (N237.50) and Enugu (N237.78).”
Similarly, it said: “average price per gallon paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased by 6.31% month-on-month and by 8.34% year-on-year to N1,035.12 in October 2017 from N973.72 in September 2017 States with the highest average price per gallon of kerosene were Adamawa (N1,185.83), Benue (N1,175.00) & Ondo (N1,160.00).
“States with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Lagos (N912.11), Sokoto (N918.33) and Anambra (N927.00).”
Meanwhile, the Bureau said: “average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased by 24.20% month-on-month and 14.86% year-on-year to N2,374.07 in October 2017 from N1,911.44 in September 2017.
“States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Bauchi & Osun (N2,500.00), Yobe (N2,433.33) and Katsina (N2,412.50).
“States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Taraba & Oyo (N2,200.00), Sokoto & Ebonyi (N2,300.00) and Benue (N2,328.57).
Similarly, average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) decreased by -2.60% month-on-month and -3.40% year-on-year to N4,561.14 in October 2017 from N3,937.71 in September 2017.
“States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Sokoto (N4,766.67), Abia (N4,712.50) and Anambra (N4,692.31). States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Nasarawa (N4,359.38), Kano & Bayelsa (N4,400) and Kebbi (N4,420.00),” the report said.

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