Firm unveils 20kg gas cylinders to deepen gas utilisation

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Lagos, May 24, 2023 – A cooking gas marketer, Second Coming Nig. Ltd., has introduced 20kg composite LPG cylinders into the domestic market to deepen gas utilisation among households in the country

Dr Basil Ogbuanu, the Chief Executive of the company, said this was part of the efforts of the company to deepen the usage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country.

Ogbuanu, who was speaking at the launch of the cylinders in Lagos on Tuesday, said the 20kg cylinders would enable families to use gas longer than refilling frequently.

“Unlike regular metal cylinders, which are heavy and prone to explosion, the composite cylinders are safer and transparent, lightweight, rust-proof, non-explosive and translucent.

“With 20kg, it means refilling once in three months or twice in three months than four times monthly on the 12.5kg cylinders.

“It is economical, safe, healthier and it saves households from going to the refilling plant frequently,” he said.

According to him, the 20kg LPG cylinder goes for N75,000 due to increase in foreign exchange and is also more competitive.

“We advise all households to patronise this new 20kg composite LPG cylinders to save time, energy and money,” he said.

The company executive assured of the acceptability of the new 20kg composite cylinders as the company was already recording massive patronage from customers.

Ogbuanu, however, urged the Federal Government to reduce import duty on cylinders, LPG equipment and accessories.

He said the amount of money being paid on import duty was responsible for the high price of cylinders which ought not to be more than N55, 000 in the market.

“The cost of import duties and clearing cost are very high.

“Government should urgently look into the reduction of the high import duties and clearance costs to deepen gas utilisation in Nigeria.

“We are talking of deepening LPG usage in households and gas cylinder is the entry point of usage.

“The cost of cylinder, regulators and other accessories should be considered and reduced,” he advised. (GBN)

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