Nigeria’s largest LPG retail network begins Autogas conversions

Banner Energy Limited has started converting petrol and diesel-powered vehicles to Autogas in Abuja. The project is essentially aimed at converting vehicles designated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), according to the Managing Director of Banner Energy Nuhu Yakubu.

The chosen vehicles include those from the NNPC, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, selected mass transporters, labour unions, and the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) project fleet, among others.

“Banner Energy Limited has built the most and currently operates the largest network of LPG Autogas retail filling infrastructure in Nigeria, operated as BannerGas,” said Yakubu. “The role of BannerGas is to support the Federal Government of Nigeria in achieving its objective of ensuring smooth and quick transition to Autogas use by a critical mass of road users, by the expansion of its franchise network of LPG filling station network, as the faster deployment option to achieve improved accessibility and market penetration.”

“BannerGas recently completed construction of Autogas filling plants for NNPC to flag off the federal government’s Autogas policy. With the success of the launch, BannerGas is furthering its collaboration with NNPC for a vehicle conversion to use Autogas”, he added.

Yakubu further explained that the initiative, which is being conducted in phases, is currently taking place in Abuja, where technicians are being taught in batches to acquire special skills on Autogas conversion. However, the plan is to expand the project to other states of the federation, where the company has ongoing plans to set up more Autogas conversion centres. For more information, please visit this link.

14 April 2021