LPG Introduction into Senegal
Youba SOKONA, ENDA -TM Ysokona@enda.sn
Pape Alassane Deme PROGEDE Senegal 2000

The objective of the LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Program in Senegal is to substitute part of the charcoal consumed in urban areas with LPG, which is mainly imported (90% of consumption). The program was initiated in 1974 following a severe period of drought in the early '70s. The first LPG cooker model that was introduced was equipped with a cylinder containing 2.75 kg of gas. Later, another, more robust, model was introduced that was fitted with a 6-kg bottle that was better suited to the cooking habits and purchasing power of the target households.

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