The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to open a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage and dispensing facility in Benin City, Edo State.
The facility, developed in partnership with its upstream exploration and production subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC), is part of efforts to fast track the consumption LPG, popularly called cooking gas, in the country.
NNPC’s spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, said the facility will be the largest LPG and propane storage and dispensing outfit in country.
Mr Ughamadu said the facility is an extension of the Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF) plant.
Apart from the capacity to dispense 330 tons of LPG, the NNPC spokesperson said the facility was capable of dispensing about 300 tons of propane daily.