LPG: Forte Oil launches domestic gas refill stations
LAGOS--Forte Oil PLC, (formerly known as African Petroleum PLC) one of Nigeria’s foremost indigenous oil marketers has introduced its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations in major cities in the Country as part of its commitment towards ensuring availability of the product to all Nigerians.
The stations were built to exclusively dispense LPG (domestic) gas and are all situated at strategic locations in the cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. The company also confirmed that the Lagos station at the Shomolu area of the ever busy Ikorodu Road is already operational.
Speaking on how this operates, The Managing Director of Forte Oil, Mr. Michael Ahme, said that the operations is automated and takes less than two minutes to fill a standard 12.5 kg cylinder.
The cylinders are filled in the presence of the customer and because the quantity is programmed into the machine, the risk of the customer being short changed is over ruled. The 3 kg cylinders (popularly called the Camping Gas) can also be refilled in these stations.
Speaking further, Mr. Ahme said the refill process can be likened to what consumers popularly call ;’pay as you go’ for in his words, “Even if a customer brings in a bigger cylinder and isn’t keen to fill it up, the quantity the customer requires would be dispensed accordingly”.
He said the plants are open on Mondays thru Saturdays from the hours of 8 AM to 6 PM in the evening. Brand new cylinders are also on sale at all the plants.
It will be recalled that, two years ago; Forte Oil PLC launched its Transparent Gas Cylinders to enable customers monitor the level of their gas and also ensure they get value for money when filling the Gas even at non AP gas stations.
In other to also ensure that customers who do not have the transparent cylinders can monitor their gas level usage, Forte Oil is making gas Level Indicators available for sale at its Gas Filling plants.
The introduction of the transparent cylinder and gas refill stations is part of the strategic redirection of the growth trajectory of the company aimed at boosting its revenue streams while at the same time maximising customer satisfaction.