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NIPCO to boost cooking gas supply with 5,000mt LPG storage facility



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The management of Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) has assured Nigerians of adequate supply of cooking gas when the firm’s 5,000 metric tonnes Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility is completed.

The high capacity storage facility which is said to be under construction is expected to boost domestic supply of cooking gas, the company said.

The company’s spokesman, Alhaji Taofeek Lawal hinted that the project would be completed in August this year.

According to him, “Over the years, the company has put in place a massive 4,500 MT LPG storage facility to deepen the domestic gas market. Work on this additional ultra-modern 5,000 MT storage facility commenced in April 2016 with over 80 workers and it has not recorded any causality.”

“When completed, the company will have a total of 9,500 MT of LPG storage capacities; so far, over 110,000 man hours have been spent on the project.

“This 5,000 MT LPG storage facility will grow and boost cooking gas availability in Nigeria,’’ added the NIPCO spokesman.

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