By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
Nigerians, especially Northerners are set to witness a energy transition and alternative energy from Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petroleum to Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, as plans are underway by Arewa Oil and Gas Marketers Association, AROGMA, to invite foreign companies to invest in domestic gas utilization value chain in the region.
This was disclosed by the newly elected Chairman of AROGMA, Bashir Ahmad Dan-Mallam during a press conference in Kano on Friday.
According to Dan-Mallam, AROGMA, with the active support of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, is set to invite companies from Qatar, Turkey, Germany and India for establishment of gas facilities in Nigeria.
He disclosed that AROGMA is already in contact with their foreign the partners and it is studying their various proposals.
The Chairman noted that the project would be a great achievement to Nigeria and would be another milestone in the country’s development, especially the Northern region.
He also noted that it would ease the biting economic hardship, especially in the Northern Nigeria, occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.
Dan-Mallam also commended the effort of the management of NNPCL for their tireless and unflinching support and encouragement to us industry players to invest in various fuel substitution initiatives, CNG usage and conversion, Autogas, refineries etc