There is an abundance of LPG in Nigeria, and the cost per gallon is cheaper than Petrol and Diesel.
We will be able to give you a cost estimate depending on the type of vehicle, type of system and additional options.
In general all petrol fueled vehicles can be adapted to run on LPG. There are a few exceptions but the majority of vehicles built 1990+ are best suited to conversion.All vehicles retain their petrol system so that there is a choice of which fuel to use.
No. LPG conversion systems must be installed by a licensed LPG installer.
The vehicle manufacturer will not warrant the LPG system and they will not warrant any components that is affected by having the LPG system fitted or running the vehicle on LPG.
Warranty commences on the date of installation of the THLD STAG Technology on the vehicle. The Warranty Period for brand new vehicles (less than 5,000km) is 2 years (24 months) or 100,000km, whichever occurs first. For used vehicles that have travelled 5,000km or more at the date of installation, the Warranty Period is 1 years (12 months) or 50,000km, whichever occur first. The Warranty Period for new and used vehicles extends to any change of ownership.
Traditionally the LPG cylinder is fitted under the parcel shelf. In some vehicles a donut shaped tank can be fitted in the spare wheel well. An external donut shaped tank is available for mounting underneath some vehicles.
Plus by operating a dual fuel system you'll almost double the kilometre range available to you. The petrol tank still remains in the car and the driver can switch from gas to petrol, or vice-versa.
LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas (also known as Autogas) - is a hydrocarbon fuel made up predominantly from propane and butane. LPG is non-toxic, non-corrosive, low-polluting, free of lead and is in abundant supply. Nigeria is a net exporter of LPG. 40% of LPG comes from the refining of crude oil and 60% straight from field production. At atmospheric pressure it is a vapour and it can be liquefied under modest pressure.
LPG and Autogas are just two different names for the same thing - Liquified Petroleum Gas - used as a fuel for vehicles. Autogas is the terminoligy used mainly within the automotive industry - but is also now being promoted by fuel companies publicly through advertising and signage as the automotive version of LPG.
All LP Gas operated vehicles in Australia have been converted to international Standard. There is substantial evidence to show that an LP Gas powered vehicle is as safe, if not safer, than any other fuel available on the market today. This is reflected by the fact that no extra insurance premiums are imposed on straight gas or dual fuel applications in America and Europe.
No additional risk!
You can have peace of mind that all LPG tanks are rigorously tested and all are considerably stronger than conventional fuel tanks. THLD cylinders are also fitted with in-built safety value in the event of fire and damage
The reasons are varied; however, they can be generally be consolidated into three main categories - Safety, Economics and Environmental. It is easy to see the benefits of LP Gas
Autogas stations exist in Edo and Lagos. Expansion is ongoing on all major trunk roads across the nation. Some of these are being pioneered by Oando, NIPCO and A.A. Rano.
When a vehicle has an LP Gas system correctly installed, tuned and maintained the vehicles impact on the environment is that it emits lower greenhouse emissions, less smog forming carcinogenic pollutants and particulates. LP Gas greatly reduces the damaging impact on human health and the environment. LP Gas is safe, viable and clean.
The power output of engines with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) is, when converted to run on LPG, usually only slightly lower than on petrol. The fuel economy of LPG-powered vehicles depends on a range of factors but on average, late model vehicles running on LPG use approximately 25 percent more fuel than petrol-powered equivalents. This is more than offset by the much lower cost of LPG.
LPG is cleaner than petrol so you might not service your vehicle as often as with petrol vehicles. As per your normal vehicle service at regular intervals, it is advised to have the LPG system serviced as well. Helping to off-set any extra service cost, Autogas reduces engine wear, enhancing the reliability of LPG-powered motor vehicles. There are several reasons for this:
  • In cold starting the vehicle does not require a choke cycle to warm up.
  • In addition Autogas does not wash the protective lubricant from cylinder walls.
  • Autogas significantly reduces the build-up of carbon on internal engine components, reducing engine wear.

For optimal Performance, Economy and Reliability of your LPG System, the vehicles electrical ignition system should be maintained to a good standard.