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    PTI, NNPC Plan CNG Conversion Technology for ‘Keke’

    The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) has said that it is working with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Research, Technology and Innovation Division (NNPC RTI) to develop Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) conversion technology for automobiles and commercial tricycles.

    PTI explained that the technology would not only hasten conversion of tricycle from petrol powered but also improve the efficiency of CNG automobile and tricycles.

    The Principal, Chief Executive PTI, Dr. Henry Adebowale Adimula, who disclosed this ahead of the Institute’s third Biennial International Conference on Hydrocarbon Science and Technology, in Abuja, next Monday, said the technology would reduce the demand for petrol in the transportation sector.

    Adebowale said that a lot of skilled workers have also been trained by the institute on modular refining capacity, adding that PTI would continue to collaborate with its partners to equip the industry with the needed manpower and technology to drive the oil and gas industry.

    He said: “The country today, especially the practice or lack of technology that is being used, especially by skilled workers refiners, one of the things we have done is to develop concepts and also to help to train the individuals so that whatever they do would not adversely affect the environment.

    “We at the Institute have built up our own. Now, what is next is to scale it up to find ways to make it commercial. But as an institute, we have that already. We have a template, we have drawings, we have all the fabricated parts and everything so that it is easier to now bring people in, teach them on the various components of what they will actually encounter in the field.”

    He further said the conference, which has the theme: ‘the future of the oil and gas: the opportunities, challenges and development,’ would help promote and showcase some of the major research outcomes from the institute and in the industry.

    The Director, Research and Development, PTI, Dr. Tina Isichei said the conference is being held in collaboration with NNPC RTI, NNPC Academy, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, and the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO).

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