Asiko Energy has commenced its Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) autogas adoption and utilisation trial in Kano State to accelerate fuel transition and deepen gas penetration in the country.
Mr Felix Ekundayo, the Managing Director of Asiko Energy, disclosed in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.
Ekundayo said that Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano, who unveiled the project commended the commencement of the autogas trial in the state.
The Emir, who was represented by Ma’ikagama Kano, Alhaji Bello Wudil, said the people of the ancient city of Kano would key into the autogas trial because it is an affordable and cleaner alternative to petrol.
He also expressed confidence that the initiative would be of great advantage to the teeming youth of the state, especially in the area of employment, as many hands will be required in the operational running of the autogas plant.
In his opening remarks, Ekundayo, said that the LPG autogas trial was to demonstrate to the people of the state especially those feeling the
On its safety for motorists and other vehicle operators, Ekundayo said that the Autogas tank is impact-resistant, durable and capable of withstanding physical clashes or collisions without rupturing or breaking.
“To kickstart the autogas trial programme in Kano State, Asiko converted two minibuses and five Keke Napep vehicles to run on autogas.
“Also built an autogas filling station to facilitate convenient refuelling for the converted vehicles.
“By embarking on the autogas trial project, Asiko will assess the tangible outcomes and effects from the study and also help drive up the conversion rate for autogas-powered vehicles across the state,” he said.
Also, Dr Muhammad Ibrahim, Chairman, National Gas Expansion Program, described the initiative as an auspicious and epoch-making one.
Ibrahim said the autogas trial by Asiko is the first of its kind in the country that encompasses conversion kits and a training centre for autogas technicians.
He said that Asiko’s efforts in autogas were part of the realisation of the promise of the government of President Bola Tinubu, who, after removing petrol subsidy from petroleum, vowed to provide accessible, clean and affordable alternatives to petroleum.
Ibrahim added that the facility would be available in all the local governments of the state.