The Federal Government , through the Department of Petroleum Resources , has directed 9 ,000 filling stations in the country to commence the installation of facilities for gas products .
The Director , DPR , Mr Sarki Auwalu , said the agency issued the directive to deepen the utilisation of liquefied petroleum gas , compressed natural gas , liquefied natural gas and autogas as alternative fuels for Nigerians.
Auwalu stated this in his interaction with stakeholders in Lagos on Thursday , according to a statement on Friday entitled ‘DPR issues directives to deepen gas usage as alternative fuel . ’
He said the directive was in furtherance of Federal Government ’ s aspirations to provide affordable fuels and ensure domestic gas penetration and expansion in Nigeria while entrenching price freedom for Nigerians.
He said the DPR had carried out nationwide audit of all retail outlets and categorised them into three – categories one , two and three – with a view to ascertain readiness for deployment of add – on facilities for gas products .