NNPC to increase fuel supply

NNPC to increase fuel supply



The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,  (NNPC), Ltd; will intensify efforts at increasing the supply of petrol into the market in order to bridge any unforeseen supply gap.


The Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari said this at the end of a meeting with major oil marketers; to resolve the issues generated by the recent supply and discharge of methanol blended petrol in some depots.


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Kyari said defaulting suppliers have been put on notice for actions; stressing that the NNPC Ltd. was working with the NMDPRA; to take necessary actions in line with subsisting regulations.


He noted that cargoes quality certificates issued at load port; (Antwerp-Belgium), by AmSpec Belgium; indicated that the gasoline complied with Nigerian Specification.


Kyari noted that as a standard practice for all PMS imports to Nigeria; cargoes are certified by inspection agents.


In other news, Nigerians are still feeling the effects of the scarcity of petrol in petrol stations.


1stNews gathered that many petrol stations in Lagos are still without fuel.


As a result, transport fares are still high forcing the residents to trek to their destinations.


When our correspondent visited some petrol stations, the attendants said they are still expecting fresh suppliers from the NNPC depot.

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