The Nigerian Gas Company and a few other companies are increasingly extending their pipelines to industrial sites for various uses, particularly, for firing their turbines to generate electricity.
A similar effort would have been taken to supply diesel and petrol to service stations, but instead, deliveries by petroleum tankers, via trucks had been in use. It is in the increasing number and frequency of these supplies to homes and service stations that had resulted in the increasing cases of crashes involving petroleum tankers. Without a new policy direction in place on the distribution of these products, it means that we will continue with the use of trucks with its attendant risks.
One major concern in continuing this practice is also in the increasing use of trucks, whose healthiness and engine compression level are questionable. In order to attempt at addressing these concerns, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, will be floating a discussion session on the subject ‘Risk Mitigation Approach in Oil and Gas Distribution in Nigeria’. Participants to this event will certainly learn a few approaches or measures that would certainly help to mitigate the risks associated with the distribution of oil and gas through petroleum tank trucks. There are other risks associated to this, but loss of control, vehicle capsizing and inability of the vehicle to overcome a bank or embankment, due to retardation, constitute major sources of concern, hence the need to look at the mitigating approaches to the reduction of this known risk.
VIRTUAL PLATFORM (zoom)
DATE: 31st July, 2021
Participation Fee: #25,000