The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority has urged the country’s companies, particularly those that utilize a lot of petroleum products, to switch from diesel to gas.
The Punch reported that the Chief Executive of NMDPRA, Farouk Ahmed, made the call at a one-day stakeholder engagement on gas utilization in Nigeria which was held in Kano on Monday,
Ahmed, who was represented by Executive Director, Distribution Systems, Storage and Retailing Infrastructure, Mr. Ogbugo Ukoha, stated that it was crucial for significant diesel users to switch to gas, which had been designated as the country’s fuel.
He pointed out that the Federal Government had implemented a number of measures and policy frameworks in this regard, including the natural gas expansion program as well as the decade gas expansion program
The Petroleum Industry Act (2021)’s authority is well-positioned to support the industry’s expansion. The 12 recently published regulations “unlock the golden opportunities and blaze the trail to energy security,” he stated.