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Fuel Scarcity: 300 Million Litres Of Petrol Arrive Nigeria




Fuel Scarcity: 300 Million Litres Reportedly Arrive Nigeria

No less than 300 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS have reportedly arrived in Nigeria amid lamentation on fuel scarcity in major cities of the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad disclosed this on Thursday while quoting Farouk Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of the board of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NPRA).

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) had on Tuesday noted that petroleum products will be available across the states from Wednesday.

Naija News reports that IPMAN Vice President, Abubakar Maigandi, made this known while appearing on Newsday, a news programme on Arise TV.

He stated the fuel scarcity experienced in Lagos and other parts of the country is due to efforts by regulators to recall contaminated imported petroleum products.

Maigandi stated that there is no way petrol marketers can sell those contaminated products because it will affect motorists.

Reports made available on Thursday has now affirmed IPMAN’s claim, as Buhari’s aide noted that the newly imported 300 million litres would close the gap and ensure the availability of the product for Nigerians.

He tweeted: “At least six vessels ordered by the @NNPCgroup have arrived in the country, the vessels came in with 300 million litres of PMS (petrol) meant to close the gap created by the contaminated petrol withdrawn from depots and filling stations.”

Meanwhile, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Company Limited (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has disclosed that four companies were responsible for the importation of adulterated fuel into the country.
Speaking on Wednesday during a media briefing at the NNPC Headquarters in Abuja, Kyari said MRS, Emadeb/Hyde/AY Maikifi/Brittania-U Consortium, Oando and Duke Oil brought the substandard fuel into Nigeria.

He disclosed that the investigation carried out by the company revealed that the presence of Methanol which was above Nigeria’s specification was detected in four petrol cargoes imported by the listed companies

Kyari said the Methanol blended petrol was imported into the country by the four oil suppliers through its Direct-Sales-Direct-Purchase arrangement.

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