NNPC Increases Fuel Supply to Northern States

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu


THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Wednesday announced what it termed practical steps taken so far to eliminate the noticeable fuel queues in some major cities in the Northern axis caused by tales of an impending fuel scarcity.

The Corporation in a release stated that within the last 48 hours petrol products truck-out to most major cities across the country especially in the Northern part of the country has been increase considerably to accommodate some noticeable shock in the system as a result of the growing panic demand for petroleum products in the affected cities.

“We can confirm that an additional daily supply of 306 trucks of PMS which is the equivalent of over 10 million litres of petrol has been injected to provide extra daily supply to Kano, Minna, Suleja/Abuja, Gusau, Katsina as well as Kaduna,’’ the NNPC stated.

The NNPC also noted that similar steps have been taken to consolidate the prevailing stable fuel supply situation in the Gombe, Bauchi, Jos, Yola and Maiduguri axis.

The Corporation advised members of the public to refrain from panic purchase of petroleum products noting that there is enough products in store to satisfy demand.

— October 28, 2015 @ 6:40 GMT


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