Q: What is Autogas?
A: when used as an on road engine fuel LPG is called Autogas
Q: What is it made of?
Autogas is sold at petrol stations or gas refilling plants as Propane, butane or a mixture of propane and butane.
Q: what is it popularly known as?
A: In the United States Autogas is more commonly known as propane, in the Uk LPG and Autogas are used interchangeably while in Italy and France GPL is used and GLP is used in Spain.
In many Asian countries the term Autogas is not commonly recognized as a generic term and the use of the terms LPG and autoLPG is more common.
Q: what are the benefits of converting my car to LPG autogas
A: Reduced cost up to 34%, environmentally friendly, reduced maintenance and safety
Q: How does the conversion works?
A:Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) converted vehicles use internal combustion engines similar to those than run on gasoline or diesel. The conversation is done by fitting a secondary fuel system, which leaves the petrol system completely untouched.it is easy change from one fuel to another using a dashboard mounted switch, the LPG tank is usually fitted in the boot of the vehicle or any appropriate place. A complete range of tank options is available to cater for all types of vehicles .There are seven basic components to convert a gasoline or diesel engine to one that also runs on natural gas.
- LPG/CNG storage tank
- Fill receptacle
- Fuel Filters
- Pressure regulator
- LPG/CNG fuel feed system
- Dash mounted fuel selector
- Switch and gauge
- Electronic control module
Q: How long will the installation take?
A:Depending on the vehicle it takes 1-2 days with no structural adjustments to the vehicle except one or two drilled holes
Q: How and where do I refuel my vehicles for autogas?
A:LPG and compressed natural gas (CNG) is pumped into vehicles similar to the way gasoline and diesel products are used to refuel. A LPG/CNG fuel system introduces high-pressure natural gas from the storage tank to the engine while reducing the pressure of the gas to the operating pressure of the engine’s fuel-management system.
LPG and CNG fuelling stations are now available in Nigeria visit the landing page of our website to view and access certified training and refilling centres across the country
Q:Can anyone install a LPG system?
A: No .LPG conversion systems must be installed by a licensed LPG installer.
Q: What about the vehicle warranty?
A: The vehicle manufacturer will not warrant the LPG system and they will not warrant any components that is affected by having the LPG system fitted or running the vehicle on LPG.
Q: What about the LPG system warrant?
A: Warrant commences on the date of Installation. The warranty period for brans new vehicles ( less than 5,000km) is 2 years ( 24months) or 100,000km, whichever occurs first .For used vehicles that have travelled 5,000km or more at the date of installation ,the warranty period is 1 year( 12months) or 50,000km whichever occur first .the warranty period for new and used vehicles extends to ant change of ownership.
Q: How much space does the tank take up?
A: Traditionally the LPG cylinder is fitted under the parcel shelf.in some vehicles a donut shaped tank can be fitted in the spare wheel well. An external donut shaped tank is available for mounting underneath some vehicles.
Q: If I convert my vehicle to LPG can I still drive on petrol?
A: Yes, Plus by Operating a dual system you’ll almost double the kilometre range available to you .The petrol tank still remains in the car and the driver can switch from gas to petrol, or Vice-versa.
Q: What is LPG and where does it come from?
A: LPG-Liquefied petroleum gas (also known as Auto gas) is a hydrocarbon fuel made up predominantly from propane and butane. LPG is non-toxic, non -corrosive, low -polluting, free of lead and is on abundant supply. Nigeria is a net exporter of LPH.
40% of LPG comes from the refining of crude oil and 60% straight from field production. At atmospheric pressure it is a vapour and it can be liquefied under modest pressure.
Q: Why is LPG referred to as Autogas?
A: LPG and Auto gas are just two different names for the same thing -LPG used as a fuel for vehicles
A: Autogas is the terminology used mainly within the automotive industry- but is also now being promoted by fuel companies publicly through advertising and signage as the automotive version of LPG
Q: How safe is LPG
A: All LP gas operated vehicles in Australia have been converted to international standard. There is substantial evidence to show that an LP gas powered vehicle is as safe, if not safer than any other fuel available on the market today. This is reflected by the fact that no extra insurance premiums are imposed on straight gas or dual fuel applications in America and Europe.
Q: What happens if an LPG vehicle is involved in an accident?
A: No additional risk! You can have peace of mind that all LPG tanks are rigorously tested and all are considerable stronger that conventional fuel tanks.doowegas cylinders are also fitted with in-built safety value in the event of fire and damage.
Q: Why should I convert my vehicle to LPG?
A:The reasons are varied: however, they can be generally be consolidated into three main categories; safety, economics and environmental.it is easy to see the benefits of LP Gas
Q: Availability of LPG throughout Nigeria?
A: Autogas stations exist nationwide, Expansion is ongoing on all major trunk roads across the nation.Some of these are being pioneered by Banner Energy,NIPCO, AA RanoOando and Doowegas
Q:How environmentally friendly is LPG?
A: When a vehicle has an LP Gas system correctlyinstalled, tuned and maintained the vehicles impact on the environment is that it emits lower greenhouse emissions, less smog forming carcinogenic pollutants and particulates.LP gas greatly reduces the damaging impact on human health and environment LP Gas is safe, viable and clean.
Q: will converting to LPG affect the engine’s performance?
A: The power output of engines with electronic fuel injection (EFI) is, when converted to run on LPG, usually only slightly lower than on petrol. The fuel economy of LPG -poweredvehicles depends on a range of factors but on average, late model vehicles running on LPG use approximately 25 percent more fuel than petrol- powered equivalents. This is more than offset by the much lower cost of LPG.
Q: Will I have to pay more to service a LPG vehicle?
A: LPG is cleaner than petrol so you might not service your vehicle as often as with petrol vehicles. As per your normal vehicle service at regular intervals, it is advised to have the LPG system serviced as well. Helping to off -set any extra service cost. Autogas reduces engine wear, enhancing the reliability of LPG-powered motor vehicles. There are serval reasons for this:
- In cold starting the vehicle does not require a choke cycle to warm up.
- In addition autogas does not wash the protective lubricant from cylinder walls
- Autogas significantly reduces the build-up of carbon on internal enginecomponents, reducing engine wear.
For optimal performance, economy and reliability of your LPG system, the vehicles electrical ignition system should be maintained to a good standard.
The I-doowe app(Yet to be lunched) is designed for simple customer cooking gas cylinder and refill orders to keep our customers focused on other important things while we take care of their cooking gas refuelling needs. It is the most convenient form of shopping and having customer cylinder delivered to their doorstep.
It is also built for corporate organisations and industries to monitor spending and usage, to save cost and time, eliminate the need for cash every time and eliminate shortfall through the Doowe LPG Voucher.
Most importantly it is built to encourage customer retainer-ship & Loyalty and increase sale at various designated cooking &autogas refill stations through the Doowe LPG voucher.
Simply how it works, customers can easily download and login to the app from anywhere in the country, check price, pay (or in advance) & order for cooking gas near him/her residence through any of our designated autogas station
For more information subscribe and watch on your YouTube channel, also download on google app store and apple store.
Q: What is a mini gas refilling plant?
A: Usually a mini gas refilling plant should not exceed 5 metric tons capacity. Other sizes can be considered to major refilling/bottling storage plant capacity.
Q: What is the size of land required to set up a mini gas business?
A: The minimum land requirement to setup a mini LPG facility is 2 plot of Land as prescribed by Department of Petroleum Resources(DPR) .To decide on the best location to setup your mini refilling plant facility, consider a highly populated residential area, road accessibility for transportation & delivery by gas trucks and safety .
Q: What if I want to situate my gas business in a refilling fuel station?
A: To situate your gas business in an already existing filling station, consider a spacious fuel station and safe distance from the underground fuel tanks .There are also other important conditions to be fulfilled as prescribe by Department of Petroleum Resources(DPR). Request for the document named ‘’THE PROCEDURE AND CONDITIONS TO BE FULFILLED BEFORE THE GRANT OF APPROVAL AND LICENCE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, MODIFICATION, RELOCATION OF A LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) FILLING PLANT AND AUTOGAS STATION ‘’be sent to your email.
Q: What are the most important documents required for the processing of grant of approval and license for the installation on either a fuel station or a Land?
A: Some of the documents includes but not limited to: town planning reports, police report, fire service report, environmental Impact assessment report and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
Q: Why will I need a business intelligence gathered report from doowegas
A: A business or market report is important to enable a guide to your business to profitability. Suppose the Finance is not available at the moment to start up, the report will guide for a loan from any bank in Nigeria or attractive investors. This report is accompanied with a 3years financial forecasts which includes viability analysis, Cash flow, profit and Loss, Operational plan etc. it is professionally written report that would guide you on how to grow and manage your business. We also give free market research analysis alongside the report for Lagos only. This comes at a cost, contact the next available doowegas business manager for more information. for more informalion, contact us on….
Q: How do I get supply of cooking gas to my facility after purchase?
A:Doowegas Logistics has one of the largest combined Supply and Transportation network in the country with our Bobtails & Bridger trucks, Refrigerated Vessels strategically placed throughout Nigeria which is traced and routed using satellite communication systems. We provide our clients with world class Logistics services to meet their needs in a timely manner. We would supply all our clients with LPG. Our telemetry device also enable frequent monitoring of each customer’s order levels and ensure proactive and prompt delivery of cooking gas through to our customers.
Q: How does the tank telemetry gas monitoring device works?
A: The telemetry tank monitoring device is a device made in Zabrze, Poland with servicers installed in Lagos Nigeria, the devices are installed on the tank and with battery life sperm of 5-10years .Customer can get live updates, historical reports via text messaging and a dedicated web portal. It is most suitable for small tanks with small magnetic gauges usually between 1-5Mtons storage tanks. For other sizes a special adapter is needed to be installed. Click on the link to Subscribe and watch on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IljiLcYiRCY
Q: What determines the prices of doowegas prices for construction and installation of a cooking gas refilling plant?
A: Doowegas prices are susceptible to the Naira – Dollar exchange rate.
Q: What country of origin, model capacity and specifications of dispensers do doowegas sell?
A: All our equipment are manufactured and shipped from Poland, Serbia, turkey and china
Q: How do I know the prices of cooking gas at any point in time and at any location across Nigeria?
A: Kindly refer to our website for the real-time price update