Nigeria has started the manufacturing of local gas cylinders with Techno Oil Ltd’s unveiling of its TechnoGas LPG cylinders at the 31st World LPG Forum rounding off at Houston, Texas in the U.S.
The African country has now joined the league of giant nations, who manufacture LPG cylinders for export.
Having unveiled the LPG cylinders in the US, Techno Oil Ltd was the only African company that exhibited its cylinder products. Over 1,500 participants drawn from 72 countries and 89 companies exhibited various products at the premier annual global event for the LPG industry.
The Executive Vice-Chair of Techno Oil, Nkechi Obi, has expressed that it was a fulfilling moment for her to announce to the world that made in Nigeria LPG cylinders could now be exported, rather than for Nigerians to continue to import cylinders and deplete its foreign reserves.
“We’re using this forum to announce to the world that TechnoGas cylinders have hit the market and we’re ready to meet every demand, local and international.”
According to Obi, Nigeria had expended billions of dollars importing LPG cylinders from various countries, especially China, India and other Asian countries.
“The era of Nigerians depending on sub-standard cylinders imported from India, China and other countries is over for Nigerian and West African households.” Obi said.
She, however, lamented that the world was leaving Nigeria behind in LPG adoption, in spite of Nigeria’s top position in the league of gas-rich nations.
Obi noted that some industrialists had taken the initiative to promote LPG adoption in Nigeria, in a bid to not only to secure the environment and the future but to save scarce resources expanded by Nigeria annually to import kerosene and other cooking fuels.
She restated her concern on the worsening consequences of using solid gases such as firewood and charcoal in Nigerian homes.
About Techno Oil
Techno oil is an integrated, wholly indigenous company which today holds a diverse portfolio of prime investment in oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and manufacturing.
Techno oil offers a wide range of petroleum products that conform to international standards, to ensure optimum performance. The company is a major supplier of Diesel, Petrol, Gas Oil, Marine Gas Oil, Marine Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Propane, Butane and Fuel Oil in the country.