Sule Inaugurates $2m LNG/L-CNG Facility in Nasarawa

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has inaugurated a $2 million Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Compressed Natural Gas (L-CNG) facility in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.

He expressed optimism that Greenville, owned by private investors, was bringing alternative and cheaper energy sources, especially at a time when the cost of petrol was soaring higher following the removal of fuel subsidy. 

He said the gas project will lead to the convertion of petrol engines to gas, especially for heavy-duty trucks, as well as smaller vehicles such as commercial motorcycles.

Managing Director of Greenville LNG, Ritu Sahajwalla, represented by the Director of Administration of the company, Joseph Oyadoyin, pointed out that the project will further crystalize the industrialization drive of Governor Sule as it would bring more in investment to the state.

The Greenville LNG MD said the recent derrugulation of the petroleum industry has emphasized the urgent need for alternative and cleaner energy sources.

Sahajwalla disclosed that his company would establish another facility in Karu Local Government Area of the state after the completion of the first project in Lafia.

Earlier, in a welcome address, Managing Director/CEO, Nasarawa Investment Development Agency (NASIDA), Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the $2 million investment by Greenville LNG was the first of its kind in the North Central region of the country and has 23 metric tonnes capacity of LNG and 1,500 SCM of L-CNG.

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