According to the Federal Government, it is cheaper to run automobiles on autogas, otherwise known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), than on petrol.
This was disclosed at the inaugural ceremony of the autogas scheme in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, told journalists in Abuja that the autogas in question included Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
Sylva, who inaugurated the autogas station of NNPC in Lugbe, Abuja, under the National Gas Expansion Programme and National Auto-gas Roll-out Initiative, stated that his ministry was working out the price for autogas.
Autogas is the common name for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) when it is used as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles as well as in stationary applications such as generators. It is a mixture of propane and butane.