SON Okays 86 Standards for CNG Project

June 6, 2024

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in conjunction the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, has approved 86 standards for the implementation of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) project.

Its Director-General/Chief Executive, Dr. Ifeanyi Okeke, announced this at a 2-day management retreat, with the theme: Service Optimisation, Greater Effectiveness and Performance Enhancement for Renewed Future, at the Ibom Icon and Golf Resort in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

In a presentation, Okeke said the organisation was working with the Presidential Initiative for the CNG (PiCNG) in developing the standards.

The SON chief executive explained that the CNG standards were necessary to herald the implementation of the operations initiated by President Bola Tinubu to mitigate the effects of oil subsidy removal on Nigerians.

“The CNG standards are necessary to herald the implementation of the CNG operations, which were promised by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu under the Renewed Hope Agenda, to provide an alternative fuel and cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal and full deregulation of the petroleum sector,” he said.