Nigeria Government promotes dual fuel engine
The Nigerian Federal Government is reportedly developing a backward integration policy that will aid the initial importation of dual fuel engines and domestic manufacturing policy via an executive order effective January 2021.
Under the policy, the Government, through its parastatals, will present their designated vehicles for dual fuel conversion to ramp up gas demand, to encourage local producers and general adoption by Nigerians.
A dual fuel engine operates on a combination of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and diesel/or on 100% diesel.
All Ministry Of Petroleum Resources Cars are to be Converted to run On Autogas. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, who gave the directive in Abuja, has already submitted all his vehicles to be converted to run on gas, as opposed to petrol.
The minister said the conversation of vehicles in his ministry and agencies to run on autogas was to demonstrate to Nigerians that the government was serious with its declaration of 2020 as “the year of gas.”
Nigeria’s gas reserves is presently estimated at 203.16 trillion cubic feet (tcf), a marginal increase of 1.16tcf from the 202tcf recorded in 2019. This has encouraged the Government to push for its increased utilisation.
Source: Local Media
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