Firm Introduces Gas Fueling for Vehicles


Nseobong Okon-Ekong

New entrant into the Nigerian oil, gas and logistic industries, THLD International Logistic Limited says its coming into Africa’s largest commercial nerve centre, is to enable Nigerians use gas (LPG) as a viable replacement for the more expensive petrol and diesel.

According to the CEO of THLD, Olusegun Olajuwan, ”I have lived in the UK most of my life and have seen how Europeans and Americans, even the Asians, live and use their natural resources to full capacity. But that has not been the case with Nigeria and Nigerians, where there are more deposits of oil and gas than the nation needs. It is, to help, in putting some of these maladies into correction that THLD was brought to Nigeria.

“Where we would strictly limit ourselves to oil and gas, the company is to encourage Nigerians to cultivate the good habit of making use of gas/ LPG for their machines. These include cars and all manners of vehicles. It is cheaper and safer using gas to run your cars, power your generators and cook at home.”

On the viability of marketing and promoting the use of LPG / gas for domestic use and for machinery, including vehicles in Nigeria, Olajuwan added: “We know the market. We have been in the business of selling LPG trucks to Nigerians, from our England base. The Nigeria market for LPG usage is big. We would attend to all Nigerians and to the world.

“Our top of the class factory built on over 21 plots of land in Otta Ogun state is under construction. That is where all LPG trailers, bobtail, skid tank, cylinders, auto gas tanks and storage tanks will be fabricated and built locally in Nigeria. This shall invariably be the first of its kind in the whole of Africa. With this, we are providing job opportunities for Nigerians and encourage made in Nigeria goods.

“Our conversion centres will be strategically located all over Nigeria where cars, vehicles, heavy duty trucks, buses and generators will be converted to run on both LPG and CNG.

“This is going to be transported to generations to come. We want to show how things are to be done. With our college of expatriates and international liaison, things shall begin to change for the better, in Nigeria. Here, our solicitation goes to all and sundry, to give us their support; that includes the government.
“We have invested enough to be proud of. This is without the banks or government. We are going to make the difference.”

Olajuwan promised that there would be a legacy left on the sands of time for his children to emulate.
With vast business interest all over the world, THLD is fully owned by Nigerian investors, with an overwhelming indigenous control. In the discharge of its obligations, THLD is in liaison with the best of corporate organizations worldwide.

The company has in its stock, expatriates with vast knowledge and expertise in their chosen fields of endeavour. There is no gainsaying the fact that the company is in the verge of redefining and repositioning the business atmosphere in Nigeria. It shall be doing that, by prompt delivery of logistic services and the satisfaction of its customers, in all other areas of its professional coverage.

Apart from the provision of general logistics services, the company is a respected focal point for the marketing, sales and distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Products (LPG).

THLD is also versed in the conversion of generators and vehicles from PMS to LPG powered. This feat or vocation would enable Nigerian automobile owners and users minimise their overall expenses on the purchase and use of Petrol or Diesel for that of Liquefied petroleum products, gas. This includes the sales and service of all types of domestic and industrial generators.

“We are also into Autogas and Vehicles Conversion. Autogas–also popularly called liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is a mixture of propane and butane that can be used as fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles as well as in stationary applications such as generators. This is the third most popular automotive fuel in the world, with approximately 16 million of 600 million passenger cars powered using the fuel, representing less than 3 per cent of the total market share. It is widely used as a “green” fuel, as its use reduces CO2 exhaust emissions by around 15 per cent compared to petrol, “a director of the company said. “By this, we would enable Nigerians use gas to power their vehicles.”

According to him, “THLD is the present innovative and reliable place to be, when the issues of the construction of LPG, AGO, PMS and Bulk Liquid Reservoirs cum Tank Farms is being tabled for discussion.
“We deal in the construction and sales of trucks, tippers, tanks, low pressure cylinders and skid tanks. We manufacture highest quality low pressured and incombustible gas cylinders.

“Our LPG fuel system can be installed to your vehicle, whilst retaining its original petrol system, creating a dual fuel vehicle. It currently provides about three per cent of all energy consumed, and burns relatively clean with no soot and very few sulfur emissions. As it is a gas, it does not pose land or water pollution hazards. These all means that Nigerians are on the threshold of getting for the first time varying services THLD brings. We are here to make the difference. We shall, by the provision of thousands of viable job opportunities, contribute our quota to the development of Nigeria’s promising economy.”