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AROGMA to partner NNPCL, foreign investors to develop CNG facilities

Arewa Oil and Gas Marketers Association, (AROGMA), says arrangements are on to invite foreign companies to invest in the domestic gas utilization value chain in northern Nigeria with efforts to encourage the shift in the use of petrol engines to Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, so as to ameliorate the challenges of fuel subsidy removal by the federal government on Nigerians.

This was disclosed by the newly elected Chairman of AROGMA, Bashir Ahmad Dan-Mallam at a news 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 the establishment of gas facilities in Nigeria.

He said that AROGMA is already in contact with foreign partners and studying their various proposals.

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The Chairman noted that the project would be a great achievement to Nigeria and would be another milestone in the country’s development, especially in the Northern region.

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He also noted that it would ease the economic hardship, occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.

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‘’We also commended the effort of the management of NNPCL for its tireless and unflinching support and encouragement to us industry players to invest in various fuel substitution initiatives, CNG usage and conversion, Autogas, refineries, etc.

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