Rise in US dollars making cost of cooking gas fluctuate- NLPGA

The Nigeria Liquified Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) has explained reason why the cost of cooking gas is not steady.

The President, Nuhu Yakubu spoke during a visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Yakubu said the fluctuations in the LPG price were caused by the local rate of the American currency.

“Once the United States dollars rise, it is only logical that it will affect the retail price”, he explained.

“But thanks to the Nigeria LNG, there is a dominant supplier in the market otherwise it would have been worse than this.”

Yakubu said there could have been some stability in supply and pricing if successive governments copied the policy initiated by the Obasanjo administration.

The Energy and Power expert recalled that the blueprint which went into effect in 2005 led to current supply sustainability.

He said it got international oil companies and producers of gas to commit a certain volume of their production to domestic use.

The NPLGA leader, however, disclosed that advocacy and talks are ongoing to address all critical issues.

Yakubu further stressed the need for the close private-public sector collaboration to manage the situation

Obasanjo thanked the delegation for the visit and promised to present a keynote address on the LPG industry at next month’s summit.

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