Fuel Scarcity: One billion available to tackle supply gap – NNPC


In a bid to restore the normal supply of petrol across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPC) said it has over 1 billion litres of safe Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in its stock for distribution nationwide.

The NNPC announced this in a statement posted on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday evening.

The corporation also promised that 2.3 billion litres of PMS would arrive in the country between now and the end of the month adding that it had started running 24-hour operations at its depots and fuel stations to bridge the gap in the supply chain.

“As of today, NNPC has over One (1) billion Litres of certified PMS stock that is safe for use in vehicles and machinery,” NNPC said.

“As part of NNPC’s strategic restocking, over 2.3 billion litres of PMS is scheduled for delivery between now and the end of February 2022, which will restore sufficiency level above the national target of 30 days,” NNPC said.

“The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, Depot Owners & Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria have also commenced 24-hour loading and dispensing activities in some of their designated outlets.”

“Furthermore, NNPC’s monitoring team is collaborating with the Authority (NMDPRA) and other Security Agencies to ensure smooth distribution of PMS nationwide.”


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