The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has approved two sites for the building of Liquefied Petrol and Gas (LPG) plants in Jalingo.
The Operational Controller of DPR, Jalingo Field Office, Mr Jeremiah Mashat, disclosed this on Wednesday during a routine compliance surveillance operation.
Mashat said that the office had forwarded the approval to the North-East Zonal Office in Maiduguri for the issuance of an operational licence to the operators.
He said that the plants would complement the only existing gas plant in Taraba which, he said, was insufficient to cope with the growing demand for cooking gas in the state.
The controller said that with the additional plants, non-licensed cooking gas retailers would soon quit the market as they would be appropriately sanctioned by the DPR.
He said that the department had invited stakeholders in the state to sensitise them to the need to operate in line with global best practices.
Mashat added that henceforth, the DPR would ensure strict adherence to rules and regulations to make the commodity safe for users.
According to him, the department has directed all financial institutions and individuals with storages to obtain permits.
He added that such plants would be inspected to ascertain their environmental safety.