Oil marketers have commenced the process of converting over 7,000 retail outlets across the country to autogas stations as part of measures to deepen the use of gas in automobiles.
It was gathered that the marketers were deploying the N250bn gas intervention fund provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria to actualise the conversion process as well as purchase products.
The President, Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria, Billy Gillis-Harry, told our correspondent that dealers were working with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources to establish the autogas stations.
Since 2019, the Federal Government has been pushing for a switch from vehicles run on petrol and diesel to autogas, and declared 2020 as the year of gas.
Written by: EaglesFM