FG to stop consumers from owning gas cylinders

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The Federal Government said it is working on removing the ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) cylinders from consumers.

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The Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources on Downstream and Infrastructure, Brenda Ataga, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ forum on LPG penetration.

Ataga explained that if the plan sails through, it would help to increase the use of cooking gas across the nation and address the issue of safety.

She added that already government is in talks with two original cylinder manufacturers to deliver 600,000 cylinders to LPG distributors on credit, with a pre-payment period of 18 months.

According to her, “The MDCs will essentially create and introduce into the market what we call the cylinder exchange programme, whereby the cylinders are owned by the distributors.

“Customers would pay for only the content, while cylinders are owned operators of the gas stations, who control the management of those cylinders.”

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