Nigeria’s largest city plans to convert 25% of vehicle fleet to Autogas in four years

Lagos State Government has outlined plans for the conversion of one million vehicles, representing 25% of the four million vehicles in the state, to Autogas over a four-year period. The initiative is in line with the federal government’s commitment to emission reductions through the national Gas Expansion Plan.

The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Lagos State, Olatere Odusote, disclosed this at a workshop, titled “Stimulating Lagos State Socio-economic Growth through LPG Adoption.” The workshop was organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with the support of the Office of the Vice President, the National LPG Expansion Plan and the German International Development Agency (GIZ).

“Nigeria can showcase Lagos as its flagship economy in addition to other pilot states. Lagos State has over four million vehicles and our plan is to commence with the conversion of 25% over a four-year period,” said Odusote.

Odusote also explained that the plan will also involve the deployment of Autogas conversion centres in partnership with OEMs and the rolling out of fuelling dispensers across the five divisions of Lagos State.

He added that the vision was to ensure that each station could supply the different types of fuelling options such as petrol, diesel, LPG, CNG and LNG to the end user at affordable prices in support of the federal government’s mandate. For more information, please visit this link.

12 May 2021