FG To Stop Ownership Of Gas Cylinders By Consumers

The federal government is coming up with a policy that will remove the ownership of liquefied petroleum gas otherwise known as cooking gas cylinders from consumers.

It stated that the move would help deepen the use of LPG, popularly known as cooking gas, adding that the government had reached an agreement with two original cylinder manufacturers to deliver 600,000 cylinders to LPG distributors on credit, with a pre-payment period of 18 months.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum on LPG penetration in Abuja,  the senior technical assistant to the minister of state for petroleum resources on downstream and infrastructure, Brenda Ataga ,  noted that the planned policy on gas cylinders would require that the ownership of the facility rests strictly on the dealers and distributors.

She noted that aside from deepening the penetration and usage of LPG across the country, the policy would also address issues of safety.

Mrs. Ataga said the federal government would soon commence a clampdown on illegal roadside LPG dealers and urged operators to immediately convert their outlets to micro distribution centers before the beginning of the enforcement.

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