NNPC Steps Up Efforts to End Fuel Scarcity

Ibe Kachikwu


THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has stepped up collaboration with the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, and other downstream industry players to end the resurgence of fuel queues in some major cities across the country especially in Lagos and environs.

The NNPC, in a release on Monday, February 29, stated that it had secured the commitment of the leadership of the MOMAN for effective collaboration in this regard and assured that the queues will disappear in the days ahead as supplies are ramped up across the country.

The corporation noted that to achieve this, truck-out to filling stations in the Lagos area had been increased from the regular 245 to 295 trucks per day (9.7 million) while truck-out to fuel stations in Abuja from Suleja depot has been stepped up to 210 trucks per day (6.9million litres) from the regular supply of 160 trucks per day.

The NNPC said that similar increment in supply volume had been activated in the Port Harcourt, Calabar, Kano and Kaduna areas to ensure seamless availability of petroleum products across every nook and cranny of the country.

While appealing for understanding and support from members of the public, the NNPC assured that it was doing everything possible to end the prevailing challenges experienced by motorists, commuters and the general public in accessing petrol.

“Within the last 48 hours we have received six cargoes of petrol (270 million litres) and beginning from 1stMarch, 2016 we shall begin to receive one cargo of petrol every day (45 million litres),’’ the corporation said in a statement signed by Ohi Alegbe, group general manager, group public affairs division.

Further, the NNPC said that Ibe Kachukwu, minister of state for Petroleum Resources, had directed the full activation of an intra-ministerial joint monitoring task force made up of officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR; Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, and the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, to ensure and enforce compliance to laid down rules and regulations governing the supply and distribution of petroleum products.

—  Feb 29, 2016 @ 16:58 GMT


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