Sophia Horsfall, the Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited, has said they have begun to supply Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also called cooking gas, to the New Oil Jetty (NOJ) terminal in Lagos.
She made this known on Monday in Lagos, where she stated that delivery to the terminal started in October.
According to Horsfall, the company would deliver cooking gas to the Nigerian market through the stockgap terminal and the two terminals in Lagos following the conclusion of technical approval processes required.
“Going forward, we will deliver LPG to the Nigerian market via the Stockgap terminal and the two terminals in Lagos as well as other terminals that pass the strict technical compatibility reviews.
“In addition to helping with the penetration objective, this effort has also improved the supply chain efficiency with improved value potential for industry participants,” Horsfall said.
Marketers of Cooking Gas, under the umbrella of the Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), had on November 7 raised the alarm over indiscriminate hike in the price of the product by 75 per cent within two weeks.
Its Executive Secretary, Bassey Essien, had said the price of 20 metric tonnes of LPG, which cost, in the maximum, 3.5 million naira, had suddenly moved to 4.2 million naira.