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.:. Why Do Nigerians Avoid Cooking Gas? .:.

It amazes me when people tell me they are afraid to use cooking gas.

What are they really afraid of?Afterall,its quite cheap these days.

Nigerians,the federal government is tappin' into her gas reserves by reducing gas flaring.There is nothing to be scared of,it's clean and neat to use.You can say bye bye to smoking kitchens and black pots and pans.

If you're scared of using cooking gas,feel free to post your comments.

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@axeman85,

No doubt we ocassionally hear about a fire inferno caused by careless use of cooking gas in homes but if we want to be sincere to ourselves, I'm sure the ratio at which that happens compared to kerosene explosion in this country is like 1:10

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guys i beg to differ. close to my house there is a building that got burnt due to cooking gas explosion. althoug i dont know how it happened oo.

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@VIPICO

You're right - Ignorance is the word.

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If I may say in one word, the only reason Nigerians are scared of using LPG for cooking is the good old IGNORANCE. If only people knew, if only they knew,

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main reason people don't want to use gas in Nigeria

1. it explodes

2. its expensive

if only they knew better! they'd toss their kerosene stoves to the garbage. nowadays, the rate at which kerosene burns is faster than the blinking eye. people are always complaining that a gallon barely last for a week. gas is neater, faster and cheaper  and it doesn't exhaust deadly fumes like kero. we use our 10kg gas cylinder for up to 2 months before refilling it. refilling costs between 2,200 to 2,500. now lets compare it to kero which can go for about N500 per gallon (pardon me, that's the last price i heard its sold for). how much would have spent by the end of 2 months, do the math.

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I've heard of cooking gas cylinders exploding in PH  MANY TIMES!!.

It may have been a bad batch but they were definitely exploding.

A class mate once told me how his dad had to throw a cylinder through the kitchen

window into the back garden as it had caught  blue fire around the rubber piping.

The cylinder hit the ground and blasted a whole mango tree to shreds.

that's scary.

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What are the alternatives to using cooking gas? Electricity? In Nigeria? Goodluck to you.

I dont think that firewood is practical in this modern day.

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And mama g pls b mindful of d way u address ppl

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I feel dat the risk in kerosene is more, cos i hear more cases of kero explosion over gas

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many feel gas is way more expensive compared to kerosine

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I don't know anyone that uses kerosene stoves in Nigeria. So maybe it's not a "Nigerian" thing but financial, like you said kerosene can be bought in small quatities so it's definitely cheaper, kerosene is not safe and probably causese more accidents than gas so I don't see why anyone would intentionally choose it over gas.

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@mama-gee

No need to go convulsive.

Seriously,the fear of explosion prevents most people from using cooking gas in Nigeria.

Cooking gas is not as expensive as people think in the long run.People prefer kerosene because it can be bought in small quantities.

Kerosene stoves suck.

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next thing you'll be saying you dont have any reason for trying garner so many posts. . .you're not adding anything to the thread.

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a cylinder leakage is also not likely to cause an explosion, the gas / air ratio is just too low

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Thanks for your info.

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