NNPC Tackles Fuel Scarcity, Set To Import 100 Million Litres Daily
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In a bid to find a swift alleviation to the biting fuel scarcity in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that it would make available two cargoes of petrol to be supplied to various major petrol depots daily.
As gathered by Nigeria News the cargoes of petrol are expected to substantively reduce and/or eradicate the long queues at the filling stations by boosting the supply of the product.
According to the NNPC Spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, each of the cargoes containing 50 million litres of petrol would be delivered daily all through February through which he believes that queues experienced in major Nigerian cities will become a thing of the past.
In a statement released today, Mr Ughamadu said: “To enhance supply, 45 million litres of petrol was discharged from ships into jetties across the country yesterday.
“Prior to the fresh 45 million litres discharged, we have 324 million litres of petrol on land and 432 million litres in marine storage making a total of 756 million litres.
“These are enough to last for 22 days at 35 million daily consumption rate.
“The jetties that received the 45 million litres shipments include Nacj, Apapa; Bop, Apapa; Techo Jetty, Lagos; Dutchess, Oghara; Vine Jetty, Calabar; Chipet Jetty, Lagos; and ECM Jetty, Calabar.
“To ensure efficient distribution of the product to depots in the hinterland, the Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company (NPSC), a midstream subsidiary of the NNPC, has been mandated to fix relevant pipelines to facilitate seamless pumping.
“This is in addition to massive trucking arrangement that is in place.”