September 13, 2020. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon begin activation of compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations for motorists across the country.

The Corporation disclosed this in a statement by the Group General Manager Public Affairs Division, Kennie Obateru, in Abuja, on Sunday.

The deregulation of the oil downstream had triggered increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol in the country.

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, had announced that the federal government will in the next couple of weeks inaugurate CNG plants in all NNPC petroleum stations across the country. This, he said, would serve as an alternative to petrol for motorists in Nigeria.

Sylva said that the idea is to support the ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy sources for Nigerians.

Kyari noted that as an energy company with focus on cleaner and cheaper sources of fuel, the corporation will continue to work with other stakeholders in the industry to provide viable alternatives to petrol.