Marketers seek reduction of cooking gas prices

By Damola Kola-Dare

The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) yesterday urged the Federal Government to intervene in arresting the hike in the prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (also known as cooking gas).

It made the call in an open letter to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, by its Executive Secretary, Mr Bassey Essien and National Public Relations Officer, Mr Raphael Aguele.

NALPGAM appealed to the government to put in place a policy that would encourage the full domestication of LPG.

The marketers said every local producer of gas should be mandated to domicile all molecules made in the country.

“If all molecule of gas produced should be domesticated, the local markets will be adequately supplied and prices stabilised.

“This way, the concerted efforts of the Federal and State government agencies to encourage the use of gas would not be in vain.

“Thus we urge your urgent…

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