It’s no news that the effect of the fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria, by President Tinubu on Inauguration day has caused a lot of stir in the country, as there are talks about moving from Premium Motor Spirits (PMS) to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Let’s take a close look at the effect that might be faced by Nigerians, when we finally start using the Natural Gas.
The use of natural gas for generator started way back in 2014, because it reduces the emission of carbon monoxide, and it makes the engine last longer, but with it’s own fair share of negative effect.
Leakages are not easily noticed, as they are prone to explosion, if not well handled and maintained.
CNG has a lower energy density than gasoline, which means that a CNG vehicle may need to refuel more frequently than a gasoline-powered vehicle, and this can be an issue for drivers who need to travel long distances.
Being a gas, it does not provide good lubrication to the engine, if not well maintained, as it might collapse along the line.
Having highlighted all these negatives, it is good to note that CNG and LNG are good, but must be well maintained, inorder not to fall victim of any man made circumstances.