As part of its commitment to providing cheaper alternative fuel to motorists, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited announced a strategic partnership with NIPCO Gas Limited to deploy CNG stations across the country.
This landmark collaboration aims to expand the refueling infrastructure, improve access to CNG, and accelerate the adoption of cheaper and cleaner alternative fuel for buses, cars and three-wheelers, which will significantly reduce the cost of transportation and engender sustainable national economic growth.
Under the NNPC-NIPCO strategic partnership, 35 state-of-the-art natural gas stations will be constructed nationwide, including three mother stations. Once fully operational, the facilities can service over 200,000 vehicles daily, thereby significantly reducing the cost of transport fuel for Nigerians and the cost of transportation.
The project will be rolled out in phases. The first phase, comprising 21 CNG stations, will support intra-city transportation and be ready by the first quarter of 2024; while the second phase, comprising 35 facilities, will support inter-city transportation and will be ready by late 2024. This will be further complemented by an additional 56 stations to be deployed by NNPC Retail across the country.
NIPCO Gas Limited is currently operating 14 CNG stations across Nigeria and has converted over 7,000 vehicles to run on natural gas. NIPCO’s technical competency and field experience will bolster this initiative’s success and amplify its positive impact on the Nation’s economy.
NNPC Limited expects further private sector participation by oil marketing companies to broaden CNG penetration and availability.
Source: NNPC Limited