We are excited to announce that we have kicked off an autogas adoption and utilisation trial in Kano to accelerate energy transition and support the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).
The autogas trial project resulted in the conversion of two minibuses and five Keke Napep vehicles from a petrol-powered engine to a dual fuel (LPG and petrol) engine. The conversion was done over two a 2-week period, with no financial obligation or expense incurred by the vehicle owners or operators.
The autogas filling station is a significant part of the project and was built to enable a successful trial and study. The autogas station, housed within the premises of our gas facility in Bompai Kano, can dispense LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) to facilitate convenient refuelling for the converted buses and Keke Napep. Through this trial, we expect to significantly lower operational costs for vehicle owners and operators by up to 40%.
The autogas trial project was lauded by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who expressed his excitement about the initiative. According to the Emir, who was represented by Ma’ikagama Kano, Alhaji Bello Idi Wudil, the people of the ancient city of Kano will key into the autogas trial because it is an affordable and cleaner alternative to PMS.
Also at the event was the chairman of the National Gas Expansion Program in the office of Petroleum Gas, Dr Muhammad Ibrahim, who described the initiative as an auspicious and epoch-making one.
This autogas trial and its expected benefits underscore Asiko’s commitment to empowering its host communities and building a network of clean energy solutions for a more sustainable future.