Newsletter 29/08/2019

Nigeria LPG Summit 2019: 26-27 November, Lagos

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Did you know Nigerians consumed 600,000MTPA of LPG in 2018? This makes up just 5% of the total households in Nigeria. Nigeria’s consumption in 2008 was 80,000MTPA in 2008 and grew 650% to 600,000MTPA in 2018!  47 per cent of the LPG supply in the country in the first quarter of 2019 was imported while 53 per cent was produced locally.

The fastest growing LPG industry in Africa shows no signs of slowing down and this means that you should see how you can take advantage of this huge growth in the market.

Come join LPG Summit and NLPGA as we take a deep dive into the intricacies of the Nigerian LPG market with the most important stakeholders in the industry as we discuss what is needed to harmonize development and growth in Nigeria and Africa in the coming years.

Tune in to representatives from Nigerian LPG Association, World LPG Association, The Global LPG Partnership, the Department of Petroleum Resources, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and also the Vice President of Nigeria who will be making the opening keynote!

We are now just 3 months from the Nigeria LPG Summit 2019 which will be held from the 26 – 27 November at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria – Register your seat at the conference here at http://www.lpgsummit.com/nigeria2019/registration-form/!

Driving Economic Growth Through LPG Skill Transfer, Knowledge Sharing For All Stakeholders And The Empowerment Of Women

Wanjiku Manyara

Wanjiku Manyara
CEO
Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA)

Year in year out, we repeatedly state the fact that we already know and that which has been scientifically proven, about cooking energy choices and the impact that these have on our health, food security, environmental conservation, economic empowerment, dignity and as a matter of fact, our very own existence.

Policy makers, regulators, investors and financial institutions are sufficiently empowered on what their roles and responsibilities are in ensuring that clean cooking fuel is available in every home that is using illuminating kerosene, charcoal and/or firewood.

What then is preventing the aforementioned decision making stakeholders from responding appropriately to their specific call for action; in eliminating preventable diseases in children and women, in sustaining afforestation, in reducing the adverse impacts of climate change, in empowering women to make decisions /access to modern energy choices, in clean cooking fuel investments?

Could an ‘all for one and one for all’ approach be used to hasten the following well known interventions?;

POLICY – The Governments in East Africa and Africa in general must formulate clear policy and strategies that aim to move households from using unsustainable cooking energy options to cleaner modern options like LPG. These policy directions of cooking fuel should be clearly aligned with other relevant policies namely; energy, environment, health, agriculture and education.

The policy provisions must also be aligned with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) which the governments have subscribed to and this way governments can systematically track and audit the implementation of their obligation to the citizenry with respect to their SDG commitments.

Consider for instance that SDG number seven (7) calls for governments to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. So, entrenching this in national policy and implementing it, will address multiple SDGs-good health and wellbeing, gender equality, access to affordable, modern and clean energy, climate action and education.

LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK – Naturally a conducive regulatory environment should follow good policy to allow for the right investments in clean cooking energy to take to take place. Investors want predictable business environments and markets that are well regulated for business continuity.

CAPACITY BUILDING – Empowerment and subsequently conversion cannot not take place when there is no knowledge and information in the space of potential publics. Deliberate education and awareness programs are key in getting the message outside the already converted populace if women are to be making the right household cooking energy choices.

Policy makers in Africa have allowed women to be inundated by deceptions that cook stoves that emit less smoke and that still use solid fuel in various forms are a better alternative to an open fire or non-improved cook stove. So, in essence, we are promoting the message that smoking 150 cigarettes is better than smoking 400 of them in an hour – the latter is what a university study results indicated as a corresponding comparison between smoking cigarettes and smoke inhaled from one hour of cooking with a biomass cook stove in a kitchen.

We know that the particulate matter that is emitted by all the cook stoves that use biomass, whether they are labelled as clean or not is the leading cause of preventable deaths in children below five years due to the respiratory diseases that this indoor pollution causes and to be specific, pneumonia. Let’s get this message out and lets all act on it accordingly!

In Kenya for instance, we now have recent (Economic Survey 2019) reliable data indicating that pneumonia is a major cause of death to Kenyan children under the age of five years, largely due to indoor air pollution which is resultant from cooking with charcoal, firewood and kerosene. Children in Kenya die more from respiratory diseases like pneumonia than they do from both malaria and diarrheal diseases combined and in actual fact the 21500 preventable deaths that occur in Kenya annually due to indoor pollution related diseases are those of children and women.

We now have a solid impetus to mobilize stakeholders in taking deliberate steps towards switching Kenyan households from using dirty fuels to cleaner and modern fuels like LPG which is factually backed by the certainty that LPG is cheaper than charcoal, firewood and kerosene.

The much hyped so called clean cook stove, which still uses charcoal and wood in various forms, costs between 38 and 58 USD without the solid cooking fuel and with a guaranteed lifespan of just two years, a bag of charcoal costs between 14 and 33 USD and the prices are increasing now that charcoal burning and logging has been banned in Kenya. These cook stoves emit particulate matter which results in indoor pollution that causes respiratory diseases.

Compare this with a 6kg LPG cylinder which costs between 38 and 58 USD with gas, a burner and a guaranteed 8-year lifespan before revalidation. It costs 8 and 10 USD for a gas refill. LPG is a clean burning cooking fuel that provides smoke FREE indoor cooking!

Switching to LPG from charcoal, firewood and Kerosene for cooking will guarantee progress towards Africa achieving SDGs on good health and wellbeing, gender equality, access to affordable, modern and clean energy, climate action and education.

The Right Tools – Custom LPG Controllers with Europump



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Jim Tuner
President
Europump group

Europump

LPG is an extremely safe form of clean energy, especially when handlers are equipped with the right tools.

For this reason, Europump is developing a custom-designed controller with a graphic interface and display the design indicates and directs the operators to choose the right position of the valves  and when to start-stop the pump motor. This controller is also connected with highly sensitive gas sensors, shuts down the station when there is leakage. It can be connected to the station automation system to apply further restriction for unauthorized deliveries. The system is connected to the tank gauge also displays tank content Connectivity makes the general management could also reach and monitor the station.

EUROPUMP innovates to make power control colorful with easy human interfacing so operations are fasters, easier We do more than LPG, more than Dispensers …. We offer complete solutions with a superior touch ….

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(The article is written by Jim Tuner, President, Europump group)

Interview With Yilteks

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Yilteks

Tell us about Yilteks, when was it established and what kind of products does it manufacture? 

Yılteks Company Union

YILTEKS Enerji is located in Gaziantep, Turkey and is a giant enterprise operating in many countries.  Yılteks was established in 2006 and has expanded its field of activity by stepping into the energy market with pressure vessels. Yılteks Enerji with its professional engineers is one of the six companies under the Yılteks Company Union.

Yılteks represents Turkey in the outer market in many fields such as energy, construction, automotive, and the logistics. The Yılteks Company Union consists of over 150 staff globally and has been developing and contributing to Turkey’s economic growth since its inception in 2006.

Yilteks continues to produce world-class, high-quality and safe products by using the latest technological equipment in 25,000 m2 facility with the total area of 70,000 m2 at our factory in Nizip district of Gaziantep.

Yılteks Enerji continues to export most of its products to more than 40 countries. Yılteks Enerji has become one of the most reliable representatives of Turkey in the Middle East, who are some of Yilteks biggest clients.

What types of customers are using your products and how are your products helping them achieve their own goals?

Yilteks primarily deals in: LPG Transportation Tanks, LPG Storage Tanks, LPG Autogas Tanks, LPG Skid Tanks, LPG ISO Tank Container, LPG Turn-Key Projects as well as other numerous gas and storage solutions.

Yilteks Enerji, which has a standard and optional design- production capability according to the customer’s request, is a self –referring brand in the sector with quality system solutions.

All gas-consuming countries are interested in our products. While most corporate and professional companies prefer us, all kinds of customers who want to take part in this market are interested in our products.

How your products excelling in an emerging market (especially Africa)?

We have customers across African countries. The business potential that we dominate in the market and through our long-term business relationships with our customers can be the most illustrative examples and we are doing this in Africa already.

Since we produce special products directly according to our customer’s requirements, we are able to meet the customer needs at full efficiency even in emerging markets like Africa where the customers require specifications that are different from that of more developed markets. This creates satisfaction and trust in our brand and has resulted in our customers preferring to cooperate with us for the long term after having done business with us just once. Our flexibility in product customisation has made us popular in emerging markets.

Why do you come to LPG Summit’s exhibitions and conferences? What is your objective from the show? 

Our objective is to search for new markets and to be in new markets – we join all LPG Summit events to promote our products and to establish a one-on-one dialogue with our current and future customers.

We have chosen LPG Summit to better meet the needs of customers and to have the opportunity to meet our customers face-to-face so we are able to provide them with the best service possible.

LPG Summit's Events 2019

Nigeria LPG Summit 2019

26 – 27 November, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria