Federal Government has said moves are on to resume gas supply from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, (NLNG), Bonny to Port Harcourt Refinery gas facilities to make more gas available and cheaper for consumers.
It was gathered that the government has already begun assessment needs of the facility following its determination to ensuring sufficient gas in the country.
Port Harcourt Zonal Operations Controller of Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR), Bassey Nkanga, who disclosed this during a technical workshop organized by the agency for LPG Depot Operators, Refilling Plants and Retailers, noted that already, two gas depots in the state are receiving products from NLNG and distributing to operators.
He debunked allegations that gas from NLNG Bonny are moved to Lagos and then sent back to Rivers State for distributions.
Nkanga noted that the Zonal office of DPR had carried out enlightenment program to churches, mosque and markets on the advantage of using LPG and encouraged participants to use gas, saying that it is safer and cheaper.
Speaking also, Director of DPR, Sarki Auwalu said the Federal Government is working to ensure deep penetration of LPG in all rural communities in the country. He said that over the years they have made the workshop interactive to provide the opportunity and platform for exchange of ideas between experts and stakeholders in the sector especially in the safe operation of LPG refilling plants and retailing activities.