Cooking gas (LPG) Distribution to Rivers State Homes, Case Study: Choba Community


  •   Azubuike H. Amadi

  •   Gogo-Isaiah E. Uneh

  •   Onaivi C. Ene

  •   Franklin C. Onwa

  •   Djoï N. André


Liquefied Petroleum Gas has proved to be an essential source of fuel through the mild blue glowing flame it produces on ignition in the presence of oxygen. This source of heat has made it suitable for use as cooking gas. Various developed countries have been able to transport gas to homes for heating of homes and as cooking gas using grids while considering environmental conditions specific to that country. This study unveils a distribution mechanism for effectively transporting cooking gas safely to homes in Rivers State. This gas distribution plan is a one supplier strategy which could be government or private owned. Choba community was used as a choice case study because of its strategic position. Also, the gas properties such as RVP, Pressure and Temperature were analyzed together with the pipe properties. The project impacts on the major environmental components of the study area were assessed and considered. The distribution routes considered locations of present gas processing plants in Rivers State and optimized routes for transport was introduced. Local terminals to ease distribution, monitoring and safety were also included. The economic analysis of this study will show how the distribution of cooking gas to homes can increase the utilization of Nigerian gas and improve the benefits from Nigerian gas in the next 10 years.

Keywords: Cooking gas, LPG, Natural Gas, Gas distribution, Gas revolution, RVP, Gas transportation terminals, Gas metering, safety, NPV, PI


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Amadi, A.H., Uneh, G.-I.E., Ene, O.C., Onwa, F.C. and André, D.N. 2021. Cooking gas (LPG) Distribution to Rivers State Homes, Case Study: Choba Community. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 6, 4 (Jun. 2021), 77-84. DOI: