By Etuka Sunday
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has said that the efforts of government, industry Operators and Regulators in deepening LPG Penetration is paying off as the nation continues to record rapid growth in the Utilisation of LPG in the country.
The Executive Secretary, PPPRA, Abdulkadir Saidu made this disclosure in Abuja during an interactive session with the press.
The Executive Secretary added that while domestic utilization ranged between Forty thousand (40,000) MT and Fifty-four thousand (54, 000) MT from January to April 2018, July 2019 monthly utilization hit Seventy-eight (78,000) MT.
This figure is expected to increase in the months ahead as some of government and industry initiatives take root.
Correspondingly, there has been a steady decrease in Kerosene utilization within the same period indicating that Nigerians are increasingly finding value in the switch to LPG from House Hold kerosene for cooking and other domestic purposes.
The rapid growth in LPG utilization is in fulfillment of the vision of the Government on deepening LPG utilization in the country as encapsulated in the National Gas Policy 2017.
The Executive Secretary assures Nigerians that government, regulators, operators and other stakeholders will remain focused on the formulation and implementation of a stream of policies that will see to the actualisation of the 5 Million Metric Tons cumulative target by the year 2022.