Lagos State Government has outlined plans for the conversion of one million vehicles, representing 25 percent of the four million vehicles in the state, to Autogas over a four-year period.
The state said the move was in line with the federal government’s commitment to emission reductions through the national Gas Expansion Plan.
The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Lagos State, Mr. Olatere Odusote, disclosed this at a recent two-day sensitization and advocacy workshop on the adoption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for industry stakeholders.
The workshop, with the theme: “Stimulating Lagos State Socio-economic Growth through LPG Adoption,” was organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with the support of the Office of the Vice President, the National LPG Expansion Plan, and the German International Development Agency (GIZ).
According to him, “Nigeria can showcase Lagos as its flagship economy in addition to other pilot states. Lagos State has over four million vehicles and our plan is to commence with the conversion of 25 percent (1,000,000 vehicles) over a four-year period.”
Odusote explained that the plan will also involve the deployment and roll-out of LPG and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) conversion centers in partnership with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the rolling out of Autogas dispenser on the forecourts and standalone Autogas stations across the five divisions of Lagos State.
He stated that the Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation (IOGC)’s retail filling stations in Lagos will act as an enabler for gas–for-transport in Lagos.
He further said the vision was to ensure that each station could supply the different types of fueling options such as petrol, diesel, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) LPG, and CNG to the end-user at affordable prices in support of the federal government’s mandate.