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NNPC Pumps over 25m Litres of Petrol as Scarcity Bites

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) monday said its downstream marketing arm, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), had distributed a total of 25,042,686 million litres of petrol to 11 of its depots across the country as at monday to stop the queues for petrol growing across the country..

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The corporation had said in Abuja that its existing record shows that the country has an in-country stock of about 657 million litres of petrol which would last for 16 days, as well as additional 756 million litres supply stock which has been confirmed for delivery into the country’s ports for November.

NNPC had last Friday insisted that the country has enough petrol stocks to last for well about 35 days going by her average 40 million litres per day consumption rate.

It however said in a daily petrol distribution record for November 14 and 15 which it sent out that this much was sent to its depots in Suleja, Kaduna, Kano, Minna, Gusau, Satellite Town, Ilorin, Ore, Ibadan, Gombe and Aba.

Abuja, the nation’s capital city, has, even with the supply continued to experience scarcity of the product, with motorists struggling to get supply from a couple of filling stations that have products to sell.

PPMC Director of Commercial Services, Justine Eziala, had last Friday stated that the NNPC and PPMC has initiated measures to improve on petrol supply and distribution across the country.

Eziala stated that the efforts would ensure that petrol supply would be buoyant across the country. He maintained that there was no need for the sudden emergence of queues at filling stations.

Eziala noted that despite the petrol stock, the country still has challenges in prompt delivery of petrol to all part of it because its length of pipeline which would ordinarily take fuel from its storage facilities in Lagos to depots across the country were dysfunctional.

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