Fuel Scarcity: NNPC To Supply 100 Million Litres Per Day

By Ikenga Chronicles February 9, 2018

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC To Supply 100 Million Litres Per Day

With the persistence of the fuel scarcity in major cities of the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday promised to supply two cargoes of petrol per day, worth 50 million litres each, for the rest of this month.

“Also, to enhance supply, 45 million litres of petrol were discharged from ships into jetties across the country yesterday (Wednesday),” the corporation said in a statement issued by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja.

The statement also disclosed that prior to the discharge of 45 million litres, there were 324 million litres of petrol on land and 432 million litres in marine storage, making a total of 756 million litres, enough to last for 22 days at 35 million litres daily consumption rate.

“The jetties that received the 45 million litres shipment include NACJ, Apapa; Bop, Apapa; Techo Jetty, Lagos; Dutchess, Oghara; Vine Jetty, Calabar; Chipet Jetty, Lagos; and ECM Jetty, Calabar, ” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the NNPC has directed the Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company, a midstream subsidiary to fix relevant pipelines to facilitate seamless pumping, in addition to the trucking arrangement that was in place.

The corporation assured motorists and other users of petrol that with the measures in place, the fuel queues being experienced in many cities would soon be a thing of the past.