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Gas Cylinder Prices in Nigeria [Current Price List]

Gas Cylinder Prices in Nigeria [Current Price List]. Have you been asking for Price of 12.5kg Gas Cylinder, Or 6kg Gas Cylinder? in this article, I will show you the updated price Of All Gas Cylinders In Nigeria.

Gas Cylinder Prices in Nigeria

What is in cooking gas?

LPG is produced by refining crude oil in refineries or from natural gas and delivered to the consumers in steel tanks. LPG, which is heavier than air due to its high density, is a hydrocarbon-based combustible gas. LPG is the generic name of the butane and propane gases and their mixtures in different proportions.

Gas Cylinders are used to store liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas. As the name implies, cooking gas is used for cooking however it can also be used in heating, refrigeration and lighting.

In fact, LPG has become an excellent and affordable alternative to electricity. Unlike petrol, the gas is non-toxic, clean-burning and doesn’t pollute the atmosphere.

In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the cylinders in which LPG is sold, their various sizes as well as their prices.

The sizes are highlighted below:

  • 3kg
  • 5kg
  • 5kg
  • 5kg
  • 25kg
  • 50kg

The size used depends on the usage. The smaller cylinders are used domestically while the larger ones are used at the industrial scale.

At the larger scale, cylinders can be used to provide energy to industrial and agricultural facilities, public institutions, hotels, restaurants and catering units while at the smaller scale, they can be used for home-based baking, and cooking.

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Gas Cylinder Prices in Nigeria

In recent times, the gas cylinder manufacturers have become more safety conscious leading to the roll out of Lite Safe LPG Composite Cylinders. Although this type is not so common in the country, there are places you can buy it if you want. It comes at a higher price than the traditional ones but the prices is expected to fall over the next few year as it replaces the conventional cylinder.

Just in case, you’re wondering what makes this new generation LPG cylinder the next big thing, here are a few things you should know about the features.

  • UV protected
  • Made with recyclable materials
  • Aesthetically appealing
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Explosion proof
  • Translucent body
  • Lightweight and efficient
  • Non corrosive and non rust

The price range of the Lite Safe Cylinder is between ₦32,000 and N35000.

As a way of helping you make the right choice when selecting your ideal gas cylinder, we’ve compiled a list of the different sizes of cylinder and their price range. We have also included the price of some of the accessories used with the cylinder.

  • 3 kg cylinder

In most cases, the 3kg gas cylinder usually comes with burner. The cost ranges between N8000 and N10000

  • 5 kg cylinder

The 5kg cylinder cost N9000 but the option with a gas burner usually cost more. The range is between N9000 and N14000.

Generally, the average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder varies from state to state. The range is between N2090.97 and N2155.97.

Currently, the states with the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for LPG are Borno (N2487.50), Yobe (N2500.00), and Bauchi (N2400.00).

On the other hand, the states with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas are Abuja (N1,760.00), Ebonyi (N1,870.00) and Ekiti (N1,895.00).

  • 5 kg cylinder

This comes in the form of a stove and the price range between N8500 and N20000 depending on the brand. The cylinder has a stainless steel burner and it is good for family use and for outdoor events like camping.

  • 12.5 kg Gas cylinder

The 12.5 kg gas cylinder is designed and built with a brass valve which makes it very strong, durable and ensures no leaks. It is made of high quality reinforced metal

The gas cylinder cost between N10000 and N16000. As expected the cost of filling the cylinder depends on your location. However, the average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for LPG cost between N4253.70 and N4333.27.

The states with the highest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for LPG are Akwa Ibom (N4,650), Benue (N4,966) and Cross River (N4,730).

On the other hand, the states with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas were Oyo (N3834.38), Lagos (N3768) and Bauchi (N3400).

  • 50 kg cylinder

When it comes to large scale cooking, the 12.5kg cylinder may not suffice hence the need to go for a larger option like the 50kg cylinder. The average price of this cylinder is between N20000 and ₦60000

Apart from the new cylinders, you can also buy the various gas cylinders at cheaper rate if you buy the used one.

For instance, you can buy the used 12.5kg gas cylinder for as low as ₦7000. Also, there are also used options for the 6.5kg cylinder which can be purchased at the rate of ₦7,000.

Imported gas cylinders are usually more expensive than the locally made. If you’re a stickler for foreign products, below are the prices of the 12.5 kg imported gas cylinder

  • 5kg CEPSA stainless cylinder| ₦12,000 (Used)
  • 5kg cylinder| ₦35,000 (Brand new)

Below is a quick overview of the price range of the different sizes of gas cylinders

  • 3kg cylinder with burner | ₦8000 – ₦10000
  • 5kg cylinder with Burner | ₦9000 – ₦14000
  • 6kg cylinder with burner | ₦14000
  • 5kg cylinder | ₦7000 – ₦16000
  • 25kg cylinder| ₦27000
  • 50kg cylinders | ₦20000 – ₦60000

The prices of the accessories used with the cylinder have also been highlighted below.

  • Anti-rust cylinder cover | ₦1000
  • Gas cylinder hose (20 yards)|₦7,000
  • Gas cylinder hose (50 yards) | ₦12500
  • Anti rust sitter with burner | ₦4800

There’s also the anti-explosion gas cylinder. It is similar to the Lite Safe cylinder but it is only the upper part that is made of anti-explosive materials. The average cost of this cylinder for the 12.5kg size is ₦18000.

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Gas Cylinders Suppliers in Nigeria

These days, heating of food, fueling of cars, or generating of electricity is now popularly done with the use of cooking gas since their alternatives like Kerosene, Petrol and Firewood (Charcoal) are not efficient. This is because, LPG is not an environmental pollutant, it’s not toxic and it equally burns clean. Therefore, there is a great demand for it across the country and below goes a list of top wholesale gas suppliers, dealers or vendors in Nigeria.

1. Oando Gas Cylinders

Apart from being a top petrol station in Nigeria, Oando is into sale of gas cylinders for both household and industrial usages. It aims to make cylinder cheaper for low-income households in Nigeria through its PAY-AS-U-GAS scheme. Visit any Oando fuel station to make your orders.

2. TechnoOil Gas Cylinders

Techno oil boasts of the first fully indigenous automated LPG cylinder manufacturing plant located at Kajola, Lagos, Nigeria with an annual production capacity of over 5 million pieces of LPG cylinders of assorted sizes.

3. Turraco Gas Cylinders

Unlike most cylinder suppliers in Nigerian cooking gas market, Turraco sells LPG vacuum insulated cylinders and cryogenic storage tank alongside mobile LPG stations used in storing other industrial gases in a large scale. They are located at No 179, Mushin Road, Itire – Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos state.

4. TianLong Cylinder Nigeria

This is a registered and duly certified Nigerian based company that are into sale of LPG cylinders. It partnered with Hangzhou Tianlong Steel Cylinder Co., Ltd to manufacture and distribute cylinders of various sizes to households while adopting improved Chinese technology. They can be found at WIHU Avenue, by ENYO Filling Station Km6, Lagos-Ibadan, express-way, Isheri-Oke, Ogun State.

5. Rungas ALFA Gas Cylinders

Just in March 2021, a record-breaking gas cylinder manufacturing plant was launched in Alaro City, Free Trade Zone, Epe, Lagos and another in Polaku, Bayelsa State which are all expected to produce about 1.2 million cylinders every year. Visit the above location to order for yours toady.

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Improvements in Gas Cylinders

Since safety, convenience and durability are important factors to consider in this business, there are new innovations channeled to achieving that in 21st century cylinder usage.

Lite Safe Composite Gas cylinder

These gas cylinders though more expensive than the conventional metal ones, they tend to be safer, lighter and more efficient when put to use. They are made with reusable materials like fibre glass with UV protected outer and inner casing. In addition, they have non-corrosive, explosion proof (during fire outbreak) with translucent body. They are currently not made in Nigeria but are sold in major cities based on customer request.

Anti-explosion Gas cylinders

This is also a new technology gas cylinder that has been designed not to explode even in fire. It is just like the Lite Safe Composite Gas cylinders very much expensive and not yet too many are available in the country for sale.

Transparent Gas cylinder

In Nigeria, these are similar to the fibre glass made cylinders which are user friendly with less recurrent maintenance. The aim is to make it easy to gauge, monitor or keep track of cooking gas usage in homes, culinary purposes, industries and for other domestic uses. A notable seller of transparent cylinders in Nigeria is Conoil gas

Stainless Gas Cylinders

These cylinders are designed with user experience and aesthetics in mind. They are beautiful, lightweight and resistant to corrosion.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to buy the conventional LPG cylinder, the size you select will be dependent on your frequency of use. The most common ones for families is the 12.5kg gas cylinder. This is also our recommendation if you have more than one person living with. Usually, if you’re buying the complete package which includes the metered regulator, the hose and the cylinder, you’re expected to spend between N18000 and N25000. This price also includes the cost of filling of the cylinder with LPG.


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