Nigerian Government sets target for energy switch

The Federal Government of Nigeria has set a target which aims at achieving a 40 per cent energy switch from petrol, kerosene and diesel to the use of LPG over the next ten years.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, efforts are being intensified in the Country to promote the wider use of LPG in households, as an automotive fuel and in power generation as well as other industrial applications.

The fuel switch, it is reported, will contribute towards the attainment of five million metric tonnes domestic utilisation and creation of an estimated 500,000 job opportunities nationwide over the next five years.

This LPG expansion programme is being initiated by the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources along with measures to reduce the social and environmental impact caused by the widespread flaring of natural gas and help the Country meet its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.