Nigeria Inaugurates 5.2 mmscfd CNG, Autogas Station in Lagos

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 5.2 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) compressed natural gas (CNG) and autogas station in Lagos State, marking a significant advancement in the nation’s energy transition and security.
The inauguration ceremony, themed “From Gas to Prosperity: CNG for All,” took place on Thursday, attended by key figures including the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, NNPC Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Mele Kyari, and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Built by NNPC Limited in partnership with Transit Gas Nigeria Limited (TGNL), a subsidiary of Axxela, the facility represents a major milestone in Nigeria’s energy agenda. Minister Ekpo emphasized the importance of the CNG station in promoting the adoption of CNG as a sustainable alternative to petrol (PMS) and diesel (AGO).
He highlighted the benefits of CNG, noting it is cheaper, cleaner, more eco-friendly, and safer than traditional liquid fuels. This initiative aligns with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and Nigeria’s commitments to the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
GCEO Mele Kyari outlined a broader vision for CNG adoption across Nigeria, stating that the Lagos plant, capable of filling over 3,000 cars daily, is the largest of its kind in the country.
He announced plans to replicate this model in all six geopolitical zones, ensuring widespread access to CNG. Kyari expressed gratitude to Axxela and other partners for their collaboration and noted ongoing partnerships, such as with NIPCO Gas Limited, aiming to construct 35 CNG stations nationwide.
The new CNG station in Lagos is expected to fill about 3,700 cars or 600 trucks and buses per day, providing a robust alternative to traditional fuels and supporting Nigeria’s journey towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.
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