The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, NMDPRA, has called on industry operators, particularly large consumers of petroleum products, to consider moving from the use of diesel to gas in line with the Federal Government’s designation of gas as Nigeria’s transition fuel after the Petroleum Motor Spirit.

The NMDPRA Chief Executive, Farouk Ahmed made the call at a one-day Stakeholders Engagement on Gas Utilisation in Nigeria held at the Bristol Palace Hotel in Kano.

Ahmed said there was an urgent need for large consumers of diesel to embrace the use of gas which has been designated as Nigeria’s transition fuel.

He noted that it was in this regard that the Federal Government has put in place various initiatives and policy frameworks including the natural gas expansion programme and the decade gas expansion programme.

He expressed hope that the engagement would create the necessary awareness and make a compelling case for industry operators to foster a compliance culture which alone guarantees safer and sustainable facilities.

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