Solarcitygas gas operates four compressed natural gas (CNG) plants across Nigeria – delivering clean and cost-effective natural gas to power generation companies, heavy industries, commercial complexes and residential estates.
CNG Availability for Solarcitygas is most reliable in the market due to its “Dual Source” Concept which guarantees continuous gas supply to all client sites and uses real-time remote monitoring to ensure our customers are always supplied Natural Gas.
At At Solarcitygas, we off-take Gas Supply (Piped Natural Gas) from different suppliers to our Multiple CNG Stations – this helps us have alternatives of Gas Supply in case one supplier cannot feed our stations Gas. This enables us to stick to our supply commitments leading to Maximal Client Satisfaction.
CNG offers a 30% saving over diesel (in fuel costs alone). When incorporating the full lifecycle savings of operating gas generators instead of diesel generators, the saving is up to 100% of total energy costs. Moreover, the cost of gas is stable, whereas the diesel price fluctuates regularly.
Diesel pilferage is a problem in Nigeria – industry experts estimate that at least 20% of diesel is pilfered or adulterated in Nigeria. CNG on the other hand can only be stored in high-pressure skids – eliminating the risk of pilferage. Moreover, diesel tanks or a particulate treatment system is not required.
Natural gas can replace several types of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels in industrial processes (from steel to paper production) and is the most cost effective fuel for power generation in Nigeria, boosting productivity and competitiveness.
Natural gas is the cleanest and quietest burning fossil fuel available, emitting significantly less carbon and nitrogen emissions than diesel – creating a safer and happier work environment.
CNG delivery is not constrained by access to pipeline infrastructure – CNG can be delivered directly to remote locations and stored on-site for continuous fuel supply.
Natural gas is a much cleaner fuel than diesel or petrol – reducing the risk of damage and extending the life of industrial equipment. Gas generators also have long service intervals (up to 30,000 hours), reducing maintenance and aftermarket costs.
Despite holding the worlds ninth-largest proven gas reserves of over 187 trillion cubic feet, Nigeria imports billions of dollars worth of refined oil every year and still flares a large volume of natural gas. This is largely due to the inadequate national gas processing and pipeline facilities – the CNG solution is helping bridge this gap!
Moreover, The Nigerian CNG industry creates domestic employment opportunities, spurs economic growth, aids local manufacturing with cheaper electricity and reduces strain on foreign exchange reserves for US dollars.
CNG fuel storage tanks are stronger and safer than gasoline or diesel tanks, decreasing the likelihood of accidental release. Moreover, CNG disperses quickly into the air instead of on ground, reducing the risk of fire or ground contamination.
Natural Gas also has a higher ignition temperature (628 degrees Celsius) than diesel (210 degrees Celsius), significantly reducing the chance of accidental ignition.
Uses of Natural Gas
Natural gas is the preferential energy source for power generation in Nigeria, currently generating about 70% of Nigeria´s electricity.
Many industrial companies are also switching to gas-fired generators.
Natural gas is used as a primary ingredient to manufacture fertiliser, plastics, petrochemicals & fabrics.
Natural gas, usually in the form of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is used as cooking fuel.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is used as a fuel source for cars and trucks.
Engines can easily be retrofit to accommodate CNG, reducing vehicle running costs.