Nipco supports government’s cooking gas initiative
NIPCO Plc has expressed its readiness to support the Federal Government in improving access to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), as the preferred domestic cooking fuel to the generality of Nigerians at affordable rates.
The Managing Director , NIPCO, Sanjay Teotia, gave the assurance while presenting LPG accessories to school administrators’ and some head teachers in Lagos, as one of the conscious ways of encouraging the use of gas as domestic cooking fuel .
The presentation of the items, which included gas cylinders and burners, took place at the company’s premises in Apapa, also forms part of NIPCO’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Teotia noted that this is not the first time the company is presenting free gas accessories to the populace, citing the Auchi and Apapa communities’ offers in previous years, as part of its reach out to boost gas usage among the populace.
He added that more efforts would be made in the area of skids deployment to NIPCO stations across Nigeria, to facilitate cooking gas access in tandem with federal government drive to promote use of gas as domestic cooking fuel.
Teotia noted that with the technical commissioning of the largest LPG plant in NIPCO’s terminal Apapa, the company is poised for more seamless operation in the storage and distribution of gas across all the nooks and crannies in the country.
According to him, cooking gas is safe and economical to use compared with other domestic cooking fuel, adding that safety has remained a cardinal principle of the oil marketing firm at every point in the storage and distribution of gas at its plant.
He disclosed that hundreds of skids are being mounted at its branded stations as well as its newly acquired 11Plc (formerly Mobil Oil Plc), and that very soon, gas users would begin to enjoy better access to the product at very competitive rates.
Sanjay emphasized that with the punch line of the company “think cooking gas! Think Nipco gas!, “the company would be relying on its brand uniqueness as a reference point in the downstream industry to increase our size of the LPG business .
He stated that issue of under dispensing or any sharp practices in the process of gas dispense would not be allowed to rear its ugly head with the creation of a unit in the retail division to take of issues in that direction .
According to him, on regular basis personnel from the unit move to our stations to ensure that consumers get value for their money either for white products or gas.
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